This blade is made from 1095 tool steel – a high carbon steel used in the making of many modern day tools. The blade boasts a full-tang construction. It has been annealed, 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 handle is made from a piece of apple wood pruned from an orchard in Northeast Ohio. The handle has been pinned to the blade with steel pins – one of which is hollow, with a inner diameter of 1/4”. The finger indentation is the center of balance for this knife. Not only does it fit comfortable about the fingers – it gives confidence with its balance and a feeling of ultimate control.
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.
Specifics: Cutting edge: 60-63 HRC *Blade is sharpened with a steep convex grind. Blade is approximately 1/8” thick, 1” deep, and 3” long. Entire knife is roughly 7”.
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.