Kernmantel Bird and Trout Knife with Curly Koa and other options
Originally made for an internet based collectors group. The knives are small and represent quite a challenge to make. Various material where used, however the base models are all the same.
- OAL: 5 7/8" BL: 2 7/8"
- Rockwell C59
- HCK Kernmantel Damascus with O1 core
- Stainless Damascus
- Stabilized fiddleback maple, curly koa, micarta, mammoth ivory handle
- Mosaic pins
- Leather sheath
Featured in Art of the Knife, 2007, ISBN-10: 0896894703.
A special treat is that the bolsters where fastened using precision pins, so nothing is visible in the Damascus material. Kernmantle (a tri-laminate), with a soild core of O1 tool steel with a layer of Damascus on its side. The handle and bolster match up are dovetailed and all the edges have been rounded over ever so slightly. This is done so during any movement of materials no sharp corners are present.
This little knife is best used with a 3 finger grip and is an easy carry in a pocket with the clip type sheath. A premium cowhide leather sheath accompanies this knife.