Tuesday, April 17, 2012

knife #8 FOR SALE


WOW! this is one great knife! not for the faint of heart. this knife is a whopping 11.5" overall length with a 6.75" blade. It has a high carbon steel file blade, softened in a charcoal fire to 1600 degrees in my forge and worked and ground with a "v" or "straight" blade grind for incredible blade strength. The blade was then double-hardened in the forge using a wood charcoal fire, and quenched in synthetic motor oil. It was then deferentially tempered twice in the forge and cooled in dry ice for an incredible strength and flexibility. The ground portion of the blade was mirror-finished while the unground portion was left in the file format, including the spine. the bolsters are solid stock brass with 5 pins in the guard and 2 pins in the bolster. The 3 Mosaic pins are my custom mosaics-3 steel tie wire rods with 3 copper wires in a 5/16" brass tube filled with black-tinted epoxy. All the brass is mirror polished. 3/8" lanyard brass tube. I include a para cord lanyard with wood bead pull, which you can remove, replace at your pleasure. The handle scales are the incredible burl i discovered in my neighbors brush pile-a one in a million find! It is incredible in its fire, flames, colors-Ive never seen anything like it! it was stabilised for 3 weeks in wood hardener and given many coats of tung oil and danish oil rubbed in. The spacers are white fibre. The sheath is also one of a kind! stiff, to protect this treasure of a knife. DON'T RUB IN OIL-JUST POLISH WITH CORDOVAN SHOE WAX IF IT EVER NEEDS IT! The sheath is custom designed and stitched by me for this knife with a cut-out to show off the incredible handle and a high 45% stitched belt loop for a high right hand carry or high rear right hand carry. It is dyed and stamped to be as beautiful and unique as the knife. A 3/8" brass leg lanyard tube allows you to tie the sheath to your leg for better stability ( and matches knife lanyard).

This timeless beauty is correctly priced at $525.00

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