This is one of the knives I took this year to the Little Rock, Arkansas Knife Show in the first year of it being under new management and promotion.
Some - and old - aspects of the show are quite interesting. Firstly, the show was converted to a one day format. Yep - just one day to find the knives you wanted and get the purchase done.
No coming back on day two.
This knife was forged from a billet of my Single Twist Damascus. It is a 6 1/8" blade.
The guard is from my stash of 1903 wrought iron and was deeply etched to reveal the cool nature sought from wrought iron.
The handle is a fabulous piece of Cocobolo.
It was built as a take-down and I covered the finial with a decorative piece of Black Linen Micarta.
Sold with sheath, Certificate of Authenticity and zippered case.
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Occasionally, I just have to make a knife or two that does not follow my normal procedure the Take-down style.
This is one of them.
I named it the Santos Hunter after the handle material of Santos Rosewood.
This was built in the style referred to as "mortised handle" construction.
The handle is two pieces each of which has 1/2 of the tang milled into an internal slot.
The handle is then pinned in place.
I use a method I designed a number of years back utilizing stainless wafers placed in the handle to prevent over-peening of the pins resulting in potential stress or splits in the handle. With these wafers in place, I can peen the pins literally as hard as I want.
The guard is 416 stainless steel and the blade was forged from a billet of my Single Twist Damascus.