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Forged Clay-Hardened Arc Skinner

Sold: $450   

This is a very sculpted and balanced knife. Two smoothly intersecting arcs create the blade and grip profile, with a slight drop at the tip. The broad and graceful blade is hand-forged from 1095 steel and clay-hardeneded to produce a beatiful and lively hamon. The blade is hand rubbed to 2000 grit and then gently etched to reveal the hamon.

The integral tang narrows gracefully from butt to tip. Scales of bookend-matched stabilized double-dyed curly maple burl are secured with three aluminum-copper-brass mosaic pins and a lanyard sleeve.

The sheath is made of heavy-weight leather, wet-molded and hand-stitched, with a polished black finish. A folded-over belt loop is stitched to the back of the sheath.

The blade is 4" long, 3/16" thick and 2" wide at the heel. Overall, the knife is 8.75" long.

Keywords: Custom knife, hand-made knife, forged knife, hand-forged knife, clay-hardened blade, hamon, custom skinner, custom hunting knife, dropped-point hunting knife

    Architecture and award-winning museum-quality custom handmade knives, edged weapons, powder horns, tomahawks, war clubs, jewelry, metal sculpture, cribbage boards, flint and obsidian knives, Japanese swords, menorahs, and more from Tucson, Arizona artist and architect Larry Gotkin.

    About Larry Gotkin
    Artist & Registered AZ Architect, Retired
    Tucson, Arizona
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