This blade is made from a scrap piece of O1 tool steel, a high-carbon steel used in the making of many modern day tools. The blade boasts a full-tang construction. The steel has been hardened and tempered to give the blade incredible durability as a working tool. The blade has also been force-etched to create a patina on the steel, which helps prevent further corrosion of the steel over time.
The handle is made from a piece of Applewood pruned from an orchard in northeast Ohio. The wood is slightly charred and has been pinned to the blade with steel pins – one of which is hollow, with a inner diameter of 1/4”. The backbone of this knife curves naturally while tucking the handle into the palm, creating a comfortably ergonomic fit.
The knife comes with a custom leather sheath made from the scraps of a horse saddle. The sheath is created from a single piece of leather which has been riveted together, waxed, and stitched by hand with waxed linen.
Cutting edge: 65+ HRC *Blade is sharpened with a steep convex grind. Blade: ~ 1/8” thick, 1 1/8” deep, and 3” long. Entire knife: ~ 7 1/2”.
Caring for knife: Keep the knife as dry as possible. Do not soak in water. When finished cutting something wet or washing blade, dry with a soft cloth. Small amounts of mineral oil should occasionally be wiped onto blade.
*Purchase includes knife and leather sheath.