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Home Products Large Fixed Blade #81

Large Fixed Blade #81

by April, John

SKU 159439

Date Added 05/10/2016

# Available This product is out of stock

Original price $295.00

Price $225.00

Overview

This large fixed blade from John April features a satin finish drop point blade with swedge crafted from 1084 Carbon Steel. The handle is comprised of a nickel silver guard with red G10 spacer and cocobolo handle over mortise tang construction. Numbered 81. New from maker, Excellent+ condition. Includes leather sheath. Blade Steel: 1084 High Carbon Steel

Product Details

Blade Length 9

Overall Length 14.5

Weight (oz) 10.6

Source From maker

Additional Specs

Knife Type Has Sheath, Mortise Tang

Blade Details Drop Point

Handle Material G10, Wood

About the Maker

April, John

"My name is John April, I have been interested in and collected knives since I was a kid. My father always had a jackknife in his pocket, and somehow always found use for it, and I realized what a great tool it was. In my early 20's I would save up and buy higher quality factory production knives made by Benchmade and Blackjack. In 1991, I bought a Lansky sharpener and learned how to sharpen knives so they will shave hair. Over the years I could afford more expensive knives, I have collected 1800's antique knives, and the knives of some of the great 1970's custom makers. In 2004, I was walking through my woods, and I found a deer antler on the ground. I picked it up, held it in my hand, and decided I was going to make a knife with it. I took an old chef's knife, drew a blade shape on it with a magic marker, and proceeded to cut out the shape with the $29 bench top grinding wheel I had bought to sharpen my lawn mower blades. I drilled holes, made my own copper rivets, pounded a slot through a sheet of brass with a screwdriver and hammer, cut it out and assembled it. It's horribly made, looks terrible. However, I still have it, use it, and love it."

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