This knife has a 5″ selectively-hardened 5160 spring-steel blade. The blade is 1/4″ thick at the base with a full-length distal taper. The blade is ground on a slight convex curve from the spine to the zero-ground cutting edge.
The brass guard is 7/16″ thick and is secured to the tang with silver-solder. The handle is composed of a section of wood and another of antler, separated by brass spacer. The wood section of the handle is stabilized California Buckeye Burl.
The sheath is 6-7 oz. top-grain vegetable-tanned leather dyed brown with Fiebings Oil Dye. The hand-stitching is waxed #7 Linen thread reinforced with black enameled steel rivets. The belt-slots will accommodate belts up to 2″ wide.
A classic hunter in the style of William Scagel, this knife should make an excellent companion on your outdoor adventures. Extremely rigid and sharp without being overly heavy, with an ample handle for a good grip and leverage. The wood of the handle is exceptional and unique, and has been stabilized with acrylic resin to maintain it good looks indefinitely.
The 9-1/4″ long 1/4″ thick 5160 Spring-steel blade is nearly 3″ wide. The flats of the blade are as-forged and the blade is forge-black. The ‘blade’ at the base of the handle is not sharpened, but can be (I wouldn’t advise it though!) The edge bevels are convex all the way to the zero-ground cutting edge.
The tang is full-profile, and the scales are American Walnut treated with oil dye and finished with Carnauba wax.
Hate weighs 1.86lbs, and the CoG is 2-1/4 inches from the handle.
HATE was conceived as a sidearm for someone with serious issues, like maybe a goblin or orc. While it is a ‘fantasy’ piece it is a fully functional blade, and could be a useful camp/survival tool. While it is quite hefty for it’s size its low moment arm allows it to remain a very agile and handy piece.
This is now sold.
The 4-1/4″ blade is .10″ thick O-1 Tool Steel, with a convex saber-grind to a zero-edge. Blade is selectively hardened and oil-quenched. The handle is curly maple and antler. There is a brass staple at the tip of the handle for a lanyard. The pouch sheath is 8-9 oz. top-grain vegetable-tanned leather, natural with a hand-rubbed Carnauba Wax finish. The belt loop will accept belts up to 2-1/2″ wide.
Every so often I get an odd idea- like what if William Scagel had the thought to make a ‘bush-craft’ knife in the modern idiom? Features like the convex saber-grind to a zero-edge, natural materials for the simple handle, pouch sheath etc. I don’t know if tis exactly what he’d have come up with, but it’s what came to my mind.
Hunting, camping, cooking or just knocking around in the woods, this knife would be a fine and useful companion.
This Item is Now Sold