This knife is a perfect example of what my friend, Pierre Rodrigue, does EVERY time he makes a knife for a customer; He knocks it out of the park! For those who might not know Pierre's work, he is an incredibly talented knifemaker, out of Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada. Pierre has built a reputation for making knives that look as unbelievable as they perform, while incorporating a mixture of new age techniques and materials with those that have been around for a long, long time. It is common for Pierre to pair a piece of cutting edge steel, with a 5000+ year old piece of wood, or even mammoth tooth! His eye for aesthetics and that fact that he is a perfectionist add up to amazing results and happy, loyal customers from all over the world!
This piece, in particular is made out of damascus steel, by Pierre, consisting of 1084 carbon steel and 15N20 (for contrast). The steel has been hardened to approximately 61HRC to ensure a durable edge that can take and hold a very steep angle, for fantastic performance. The grind on the blade is slight convex, giving increased rigidity throughout the blade and great thinness behind the edge. The handle on this knife is made up of Stabilized African Blackwood, a Nickel/Silver spacer and a Black Buffalo Horn Ferrule. Understated beauty on the handle, next to the compressed ladder pattern damascus creates a knife that is both classic and timeless.
This knife was a long time coming, as Pierre's waiting list is roughly a year, because of his reputation for quality and performance, and this is a perfect way to skip ahead, and grab a knife that many will surely be fighting over! For all of you Rodrigue fans, this is chance to treat yourself to an early Christmas present, or just spoil yourself and pretend that every day is an excuse to buy yourself something amazing....
Dimensions: Detailed dimensions will be coming soon. However, the knife is 290mm on the edge, with a heel height of 37mm. There is a nice distal taper, starting at under 2.5mm at the heel, and working down naturally to the tip.