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 to prevent further corrosion of the steel over time.
The knife’s maple handle is cut from a log that drifted into Siletz Bay on the western shores of Oregon. This knife still retains its live edge -- proud to keep its features shown. It reminds us of the wilds from which it came. The wood 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 is approximately 1/8” thick, 1 1/8” deep, and 3” long. Entire knife is roughly 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.