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"Random Access Three" obverse side view in CPM154CM powder metal technology high molybdenum stainless steel blade, vertical and horizontal sheaths in hand-stamped brown basketweave leather shoulder
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"Trailhead" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Ebony hardwood handle, Corn Snake skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
"Trailhead" Fine Handmade Working, Trail, Hiking Knife

The Trailhead was designed as a knife specifically for hiking and trail, with a tough, stout, and durable hollow ground 440C high chromium martensitic stainless steel tanto shaped blade. The blade has a very tough and squared-off point with a short top swage that reduces the point profile while preserving a very long measure of spine to impart great strength to the blade. The blade is hollow ground and razor sharp with a double bevel angle, and has a noticeable thumb rise for control. The blade is fully fileworked with a very aggressive, deep, and punchy filework pattern that not only helps in grip security, but adds unique handmade beauty. The handle shape is fairly straightforward, with a forefinger groove for control, a rounded rear bolster quillon and the deep choil cut at the ricasso gives a well-defined location for the edge termination. This knife is bolstered in polished nickel silver with 18 nickel silver pins that echo the decorative milling pattern in the blade. The pins secure dovetailed and bedded Gabon Ebony hardwood handle scales, which are tough, smooth, and naturally beautiful.

The sheath for this knife follows the angular and punchy design motif, and is hand-carved in heavy leather shoulder, dyed black and inlaid with Corn Snake skin panels accentuating the snake's squarish color pattern. The sheath is accented with small diamond shaped tooling, hand-stitched with black nylon, lacquered and sealed.

A unique and striking knife ready for the trail.

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"Trailhead" fine handmade knife, reverse side view. Corn snake panels inlaid in black sheath are striking and accent patterns in knife, embellishment, and sheath "Trailhead" spine edgework, filework detail. Filework is bold, punchy, and deep, matching the geometry of the blade shape "Trailhead" sheathed view. Sheath protects wearer from blade, yet has plenty of handle to quickly access on the trail or hiking

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