Handle: The handle is crafted from spalted holm oak (Quercus ilex) from Norfolk. In ancient Greece, the leaves of the holm oak were used to tell the future and they were also used to make crowns to honour people. The acorn was also a symbol of fertility and was worn on jewellery to increase chances of conception.
Between the handle and the blade is piece of ancient bog oak thousands of years old buried deep in the bogs of Lincolnshire.
At the rear of the handle has been inserted a thick piece of polished brass tubing
Blade: Hewn & Hone 6.3mm round tang, approx 60 x 2mm, bearing steel.
Note: This blade is forged by and heat treated by Nic Westermann, the grinding is done by Hewn & Hone. The blade is forged from 1/4″ bearing steel rod- adds rigidity, the blade is 2mm thick at the spine with distal taper towards the tip. This small sloyd has a compound grind on the flats, this means that the 25 degree edge bevel is very short, allowing the blade to turn in a concave cut very easily, they are excellent for finishing difficult areas of a spoon, especially the neck.
The tips are very fine and these blades should not be used for prying to any degree.
Sheath: A leather slip to protect the blade is included. The sheath has been hand stitched using a tanned hide from a wild Fallow deer
To help keep your handle in good condition the knife includes a tin of Ash & Axe organic Cambridge beeswax and tung oil wax.
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