Bastard (Leather, Cherry)

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The Bastard is made from a used double-cut bastard file. This file was originally used for removing fine materials from objects in woodworking, metalworking, and in similarly related trades and hobbies. Now, the tool has been given a second life, and a new chance as a rugged hand tool.

The blade boasts a hidden-tang construction. A steel guard is fit over the tang, accompanied by stacked leather and then fit to a cherry wood handle. The steel has been annealed, shaped, hardened, and tempered to give the blade incredible durability as a working tool.

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.

Overall Length: 7.75″
Blade Length: 3.25″
Thickness: roughly 3/16 ″
Steel: Hidden Tang, High Carbon, 60-65 HRC
Blade Depth: roughly 7/8 ″
Grind: Flat to convex
Weight: 3.2 oz. knife only

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. Handle is protected with a clear satin lacquer.

*Purchase includes knife and leather sheath.