HTS-97 / Damascus Utility Knife/ Twist Pattern/ Skinner / Hunting / Camping / Hand Made / WENGE Handle / Drop point
Hometown Knives Damascus skinner / utility knife is hand crafted to be functional and not just for looks. Utility Knife has over 18 hrs of work into it including forging, filing, fitting, grinding, polishing. The dark micarta scales are locked in place with the multiple stainless steel pins and brass pins to the handle, and topped off with a damascus bolster. The handle is smooth with no steps and feels natural when held in the hand. The knife is weighted to have a balance point just above the bolster, to better help in long skinner jobs. Impressive workmanship on this knife!
Damascus steel hand forged with combinations of 1095 High Carbon and 4340 High Tensile Steel forming over 350+ layers. We oil quench and temper to a hardness of 57-58 Rockwell C. Some of the many damascus steel advantages include the following: Blade edge resistance from the harder steel, micro serrations from the alternating layers, ductility from the HT 4340 layer...
Overall Length = 10.5"
Blade Length = 5.50"
Blade Width Max = 1"
Handle Length = 4.50"
Mass = .75 lbs.
Recommended Knife Maintenance:
Sharpening: Can be performed with any system, recommend the use of oil on 22.5deg fixtures
Surface treatment: Recommend that the knife is not kept in the sheath and in dry environment. In case rust develops, remove with steel wool or 3M 1000 grit pads with oil and use metal polish to prevent from reoccurring.