Drop Point Hunter with Wild Olive Wood

Product Description for Drop Point Hunter with Wild Olive Wood

Maker: C.L. Pannell (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107081
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.00 in.
Total length: 7.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.97 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 5.6 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished 440C stainless steel
Bolster: 304 stainless steel
Handle: Wild olive wood set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Cape buffalo hide leather sheath
Description: Cedric Pannel was a South African knifemaker and an active member of the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa. He took up knifemaking after retiring from SA Railways in 1991. At the time, he was the oldest active member of the Knifemakers Guild. Regrettably, Cedric passed away in June of 2017. Although his work is rarely seen in the United States, his work has made its way into collections throughout the world. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge of knifemaking with many other South African knifemakers striving to make a name for themselves such as Deon Nel, Japie Visser, and Jonny Kable. Cedric's work is very clean and will make an excellent addition to any collection, yet would be just as comfortable on your belt out in the field. This knife has been in a private collection since it was made in 2012. It has been meticulously cared for and by all appearances, Cedric could have made it yesterday.
This Drop Point Hunter features a mirror polished 440C stainless steel blade. It was hollow ground by hand for an easy to maintain edge. The maker mark is featured on the left side of the blade.
Handle scales are made from wild olive wood (Olea europeae sub sp. Africana) secured to the full distal tapered tang. The scales are secured using four stainless steel pins and meet perfectly with 304 stainless steel bolsters. The S-joint is perfectly implemented -- showing Cedric's attention to detail.
To keep the knife close at hand, a pouch style sheath made from cape buffalo leather is included.
Nice work throughout!

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