It is my pleasure to show you one of the most beautiful knives that have come out of the shop. This 7-inch knife is inspired by such icons as the “ka-bar” Navy Mk. II, the Randall Model 1, and similar classic field knives.
The steel is CPM S30V, 1/4 inch thick. Behind the double brass guard is a collar of rag micarta (a rarity), and then comes a very unique piece of Brazilian Ironwood. Taken like a “plug” out of the tree, it begins with sapwood, and then the color, grain, and growth-rings form a steady progression toward the back of the handle. The angle of the grain complements the angle of the guard quite nicely.
The knife is light, at about 12 ounces, and fast in the hand. The balance point is at the guard.
The sheath is made from 10-ounce leather, plenty substantial. It is dyed with black walnut, and hot-packed with grease for water-repellance. It weighs 6 ounces empty, 18 ounces with the knife. Good protection for blade and wearer. This knife would be equally at home in a showcase, or on the belt in the field.