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"Tharsis Intense" in mirror polished and hot blued O1 high carbon tungsten vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Fossilized Stromatolite Gemstone handle, sheath in leather inlaid with black frogskin, stands of sculpted, hand-cast bronze
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Nekkar

"Nekkar" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper gemstone handle, Ostrich leg skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
"Nekkar" Fine Working, Collector's Custom Knife
  • Size: Length overall: 5.75" (14.6 cm), Blade Length: 2.5" (6.4 cm), Thickness: .104" (2.7 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 2.2 oz. (62 grams) Sheath: 2.1 oz. (60 grams)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C58, mirror polished
  • Bolsters, Fittings: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel, hand-engraved
  • Handle: Polished Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper Gemstone
  • Sheath: Hand-carved Leather inlaid with Burgundy Ostrich Leg Skin
  • Knife: The Nekkar is one of the smallest fixed blade knives I make, and is named for a yellow star in the constellation The Herdsman. Though it is a small knife, this one has big character. The blade is cleanly hollow ground and mirror polished 440C high chromium martensitic stainless tool steel for the highest corrosion resistance, high hardness, and high toughness combination that only 440C can deliver. The edge is razor keen and single bevel, with a very clean and polished spine and tapered tang. The knife is bolstered with zero care 304 high chromium, high nickel austenitic stainless steel and I hand-engraved the bolsters with a light ribbon design, terminating in scrolls reflecting the orbs in the gemstone. The dovetailed bolsters bed a pair of bright orange, yellow, and red Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper gemstone scales. This gemstone is both hard and tough, and I finished it to a bright, glassy polish that is comfortable and smooth. This lightweight knife is feathery and small in the hand, but hard and razor keen, just right for paring, utility, or collection.
  • Sheath: The sheath for this gem is classy and simple. I made it from 9-10 oz. leather shoulder, dyed black cherry, and inlaid large, full panels, front, back, and in the belt loop of burgundy Ostrich Leg Skin. This tough and glassy skin is exotic and smooth, with shiny scales in rich dark red. The sheath is hand-stitched with polyester sinew, lacquered and sealed. It protects the knife and handle, yet allows enough of the rear quillon to unsheathe the knife easily.
  • A beautiful small knife, suitable for carry, yet beautiful enough for display and investment.

Thanks, L. F.!

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"Nekkar" reverse side view. Full panels cover sheath back and sheath belt loop is inlaid with burgundy Ostrich leg skin "Nekkar" spine view. Spine is clean with no filework, nicely tapered for balance, bolsters are dovetailed to bed and secure gemstone handle scales "Nekkar" inside handle tang view. All surfaces are smooth, contoured, and polished for comfortable feel "Nekkar" obverse side handle detail. Nice ribbon engraving compliments bolsters and echos orbicular pattens in jasper gemstone knife handle scales "Nekkar" reverse side handle detail. Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper is very hard, tough, and durable, taking and keeping a very high polish indefinitely "Nekkar" point detail. Knife blade is cleanly hollow ground, with razor keen single bevel cutting edge "Nekkar" sheathed view. Sheath is deep and protective, yet allows enough of the rear quillon to unsheathe knife with ease

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