Sambar Stag Skinner

Blade length: 4.40 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade width: 1.05 in.
Blade thickness: 0.15 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.25 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, flat ground 5160 carbon steel
Bolster: Dovetailed Chris Marks mosaic damascus
Handle: Premium sambar stag set on a full tapered tang
Sheath: Custom hand sewn leather sheath with swinger

Mike McClure’s exceptional skinner has a long, slender carbon steel blade. The upswept blade was hand forged to shape from 5160 carbon steel and was flat ground. Straight filework on the spine ensures a secure thumb purchase, even when hands get wet. Both the blade and full tang are distal tapered for optimal balance.

The pinned bolsters are formed from Chris Marks’ mosaic damascus (also forged from carbon steels). Each bolster features detailed radial patterns. The dovetailed bolsters meet perfectly to the blade and handle. Sambar stag of this quality has become increasingly difficult to come by. The handle is finished off with a lanyard hole and sculpted nickel silver bolts. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

Photos by Blade Gallery

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