Prestige Leather Axe
A different take on the traditional western round-knife or half-moon knife. Only one tip of a traditional round-knife is generally used and the full length of the blade is rarely utilised. This version does away with one tip, providing an additional thumb grip in it's place and an ergonomic curved handle. More nimble and efficient than a traditional round-knife... a quarter knife?
This beauty has a rounded handle, choil and spine for comfort. With the full distal taper from the handle to the cutting edge and the polished 15 degree edge - it glides through 10oz leather with ease. A handsome and hard-wearing stabilized wood handle of customer choice - stabilized wood is impregnated with a specialist resin and makes the wood far more resistant to moisture, warping or cracking. This knife is crafted in 52100 carbon steel or N690 stainless steel - very tough and easy to get razor sharp with just a few strokes on a strop (less blade to sharpen than a traditional round-knife :-) ). This knife makes easy work of straight lines and gentle curves.
The 'Prestige' is an upgrade on the standard Leather Axe: stabilized 'A' grade wood, fibre liner and a mosaic pin make this tool something special!
Blade: 52100 carbon steel (HRC +/- 61) or N690 stainless steel
Blade thickness: 1.8mm (0.07") - 2.3mm (0.09")
Cutting edge length: +/-107 mm (4.2")
Overall length: +/- 173 mm (6.8")
Weight: +/- 116g (4oz)
Handle material: Choice of stabilized 'A' grade wood
Fittings: Brass with mosaic pin
Full tang with stabilized wood scales, liners, brass pin and mosaic pin of customer choice.