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"Orion" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Rio Grande Agate gemstone  handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with frog skin


"Izar" obverse side view, knife in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Sunset Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath
"Izar" Custom Handmade Knife
  • Size: Length overall: 7.25" (18.4 cm), Blade Length: 3.25" (8.3 cm), Thickness: .192" (4.9 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 5.7 oz. (162 grams) Sheath: 3.4 oz. (96 grams)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Stainless Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C59
  • Bolsters, Fittings: Hand-Engraved 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Sunset Jasper Gemstone
  • Sheath: Hand-Carved Leather Shoulder
  • Knife: The Izar is a popular small drop point knife pattern, named for a star in the constellation Bootes. This custom Izar has a nicely hollow ground and mirror polished blade of 440C high chromium martensitic stainless tool steel with an extremely sharp single bevel cutting edge. The deep grind leaves plenty of very thick spine to support the blade, and the blade has nice belly and a thin yet stout dropped point that is easy to sheath. The knife blade has full twist or rope filework from tip to deeply cut choil, throughout the fully tapered tang. The knife is bolstered with zero-care high nickel, high chromium austenitic 304 stainless steel, on which I hand-engraved a cattail grassy design. The design matches the fine black lines and patterns of the Sunset Jasper gemstone handle scales, well-matched and chosen to display plenty of reds and golds with fine black lines and beautiful color. This jasper is tough and durable, and smoothly polished. The handle is comfortably shaped for the hand, and the rear bolster has a dressed and polished cutout to reveal a slotted lanyard hole in the blade tang.
  • Sheath: The sheath I hand-carved front and back from 9-10 oz. leather shoulder, dyed a medium brown, hand-stitched with polyester sinew, lacquered and sealed.
  • An elegant knife, well designed and outfitted.

Thanks, R. K.!

...I totally love it, every aspect is awesome, love the engraving.
Thank you very much.

R. K.

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"Izar" reverse side view. Note full bolster fine detail engraving, hand-carving on knife sheath back and loop "Izar" fine custom handmade knife, spine edgework, filework detai. Pattern is rope or twist, and extends down the fully tapered tang. Note matching gemstone handle scales "Izar" inside handle tang detail. Note dovetailed bolsters, gemstone handle scales in jasper "Izar" obverse side handle detail. Sunset Jasper has rusty reds, oranges, and yellows with black and agate seams "Izar" custom handmade knife, reverse side view. Engraving matches fine and delicate lines in the jasper pattern "Izar" obverse side front bolster detail. Note this photograph is a five power magnification! "Izar" reverse side front bolster engraving detail. 5X magnified photo shows detail of cat tails, grass and shading "Izar" custom handmade knife, reverse side rear bolster detail. Bolster is engraved stainless steel, has dressed and polished cut out for lanyard milled slot through tang "Izar" 5 power maginfication, obverse side rear bolster engraving detail. The actual size of this bolster is smaller than my thumbnail! "Izar" custom handmade knife, point detail. The drop point is a stout, easy to sheath, and durable point geometry; this one is cleanly and thinly ground "Izar" custom handmade knife sheath view. The sheath is tough, thick leather shoulder, hand-carved and hand-stitched

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