DAMASCUS BLADE WITH RARE FLAME BOXELDER AND COPAL AMBER HANDLE

This custom damascus hunting knife is made by me, Mark Buzzell (MAB), right here in Maine. This great looking knife is 8-3/4 inches overall with a 4-1/4 inch blade with a 3-5/8″ inch cutting edge by just under 3/16 inch thick and 1 inch wide 200 plus fold Tiger Stripe pattern damascus steel blade. The knife blade is marked with my MAB logo as the maker of this fine knife. This knife was made from a bar stock damascus billet. The knife billets are shaped, ground, polished, oil quenched hardened and tempered to rockwell 57 to 58, then acid etched to help bring out the damascus pattern, then gun blued and given one final polish. The handle on this one is made from stabilized “Natural Color”, Not Dyed. Boxelder Flame wood, Getting a piece of boxelder flame wood lage enough to make a full handle rat tang knife is almost impossible, Making this knife a rare on for sure I also used a piece of recon¬†Kauri copal from New Zealand which was produced by the Kauri pine that will date over 1,000 years old with some great colors and swirls, your handle comes alive outside in the sun with tons of colors with swirls and burls. The finger grove with the sweep help the handle melt into your hand for a super fit. The knife guard and the spacers and pommel were made from solid brass bar stock and shaped to the handle. I then hand filed the top of the blade with my “Walking Lizard” pattern, all done by hand with a chain saw file and a small triangle file. I do not use a dremel tool like some knife builders, and then call it file work, so you can see I put a lot of time just in the file work along with the fit and finish on this one to make it a very collectible piece, or a good working knife. Knife is a rat tang construction with a corby nut in the end so it will hold up in the field. Your knife will come with the custom brown leather belt sheath made by Carl Thomas, your knife will also come with a black zip up knife case for storing your custom knife when it's not in use. All my custom knives come with a hand signed COA telling more about the knife, when it's was made time spent and so on. This one of a kind should last a good many lifetimes and would make a great gift for the knife collector that thought they had everything. $6.00 shipping by priority mail with delivery conformation and insurance. SORRY NO INTERNATIONAL SALES