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"Arctica" in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, red/black G10 fiberglass epoxy composite handle, locking kydex, aluminum, stainless steel sheath with full accessory package


"Wasat" obverse side view in mirror polished O1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade, hand-engraved O-1 steel bolsters, Moss Agate gemstone handle, Prairie Rattlesnake skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
"Wasat" fine handmade knife
  • Size: Length overall: 9.0" (22.8cm), Blade Length: 4.5" (11.4cm), Thickness: .125" (.32cm)
  • Blade: O-1 High Carbon Tungsten-Vanadium Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C60, Mirror Finished and Hot Blued
  • Fittings/Bolsters: O-1 Tool Steel,  mirror polished, hand engraved by Jay Fisher, bright finish
  • Handle: Moss Agate Gemstone
  • Sheath: Hand-Tooled 9-10 oz. Leather Shoulder, Inlaid with Prairie Rattlesnake Skin, cross draw design
  • Knife: "Wasat" is named for a star in the constellation Gemini, and this one is a very fine lightly trailing point knife, fully embellished and finely finished. The first thing you notice (which pictures do not demonstrate) is the bright mirror-finished jet black blade. I've used O-1, one of my favorite knife steels; it's a high tungsten-vanadium tool steel that oil hardens and takes a rich black finish when professionally hot blued. The blade is ground from 1/8" stock, for a thin sharp geometry that works well with the light trailing point. The blade is full tang, with a fully tapered tang and is accented with very nice vine filework, from tip to choil. The bolsters are made of O-1 also, for tough, beautiful longevity, and they're dovetailed to hold a very fine pair of highly polished and very hard moss agate handle scales, that have crystal pockets and ranges of gray, black, and translucency. I echoed the staccato pattern of the gemstone on the bolster engraving to bring the piece together. This is a unique piece of gem, and I haven't seen any more of it available, so this might be the only knife to have it!
  • Sheath: The sheath is a left side cross draw, for comfort when sitting the sheath rotates slightly. The sheath front and back are inlaid with Prairie Rattlesnake skin, and the sheath is made of leather shoulder hand-stitched with polyester sinew, the toughest binder on the market, and lacquered and sealed.
  • A very fine, beautiful, unique package!

Thanks K. G.!

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"Wasat" reverse side view. Note nice trailing point on knife blade, Prairie Rattlesnake skin inlays on sheath back "Wasat" edgework, filework detail. Full filework on this knife is tight vine pattern, bolsters are dovetailed "Wasat" inside handle tang view. Note fully tapered tang, dovetailed handle scales, filework even inside finger groove "Wasat" sheathed view. Knife and wearer well protected in sheath, sheath is angled and comfortable to wear

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