Chopper with Sheath

SKU
136989
Date Added:
08/16/13
# Available:
0
Price: $250.00
Overview
This unique chopper from Koi Knifeworks features a blade width of 1/4" and blade depth of 1 3/4". Center portion of micarta is stippled to look like ray skin and then wrapped in the traditional fashion. This is a very hefty, unique piece by a maker that is quickly making a name for himself.
Product Details
  • Blade Length
    3
  • Overall Length
    6.5
  • Weight (oz)
    8.6
  • Source
    Previously Owned
Additional Specs
  • Knife Type
    Full Tang, Has Sheath, Kiridashi
  • Blade Details
    Chisel Grind, Tanto
  • Handle Material
    Micarta, Wrapped
  • Other Details
    Tactical
ABOUT THE MAKER
Koi Knifeworks
I started making knives about four years ago, I used to be a freelance Illustrator, and a sculptor, and sold my artwork in a gallery. I made a career change about ten years ago, and I was no longer producing any artwork, and needed a creative outlet. I had always been interested in knives as tools and as pieces of craftsmanship, and had been a knife collector since childhood. Since I had some experience in fabricating objects with metal, I set out to learn how to make knives. I have always been interested in, and felt a connection to Japanese history, their art and design, and after practicing the Japanese Martial Art ?Aikido? for many years, I became interested in the history, and the blade designs of Japanese edged weapons. The fact that every part of traditional Japanese weapons was an art form, really intrigued me, so I set out to learn everything that I could about the process. All of my knives are small, fixed blade knives, made from O-1 tool steel. On advice from different sources, this steel was recommended for its quality, and ease of heat treating, and I have learned to love its edge holding ability. Early on, I got some advice that I took to heart, don?t try to make knives from many types of steel, pick one, and master it. I really am enjoying the knife industry, what started out as a hobby, has turned into a side business, with more customers than I can handle. I am a part time maker, my full time employment is as a Fire Fighter/ EMT-basic/ FEO, with the St Paul Fire Department, in St Paul Minnesota.
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