One-of-a-kind handmade knife, 10 3/4" blade 2.5" at the widest point, approx. 1/4" thick, 16 1/2" OAL. Blade Material: carbon steel, made from a commercial lawnmower blade (hence the hole in the blade), Rotary brand Part #6083.
Hilt and pommel: Solid Brass. Handle Material: Crepe Myrtle Wood, Brass and Leather Spacers, and Genuine Lignum Vitae. Custom Leather Sheath Included: full-grain cowhide, hand stitched, right handed, all hardware on the sheath is solid brass. This knife has been edge-quenched to produce a hard edge, springy center, and tough spine.Spacing between the hilt and pommel is about 3 1/2 so it feels very solid and comfortable for anyone with medium, large, or quite large hands. Like every knife I make, this knife is a complete one-of-a-kind (I make many knives that are a little similar, but I never duplicate). It was made completely by hand by a single artisan (me) in a shop, not a factory. Many of my knives are made from Rotary brand commercial mower blades (I used to be a landscaping contractor for the DOT), which fortunately makes excellent knives. I don't know the specific alloy, but it works and heat treats like tough tool steel and has very good edge-retention qualities.
Be aware, potential buyers, this knife is CARBON STEEL NOT STAINLESS, meaning that it must be cared for - dry it off if it gets wet, don't expose it to salt water, etc. A simple polishing every few years with Brasso, Nevr-Dull or similar product will keep the brass looking bright and new for decades to come.
Also note: IT IS SHARP; I will not be held responsible for any severed appendages. Thank you very much for looking. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "matteo_matheson_knives" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States.