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High Carbon Polished Tempered 1085 Spring Steel, Antlers, and Brass.
(Handle shape may vary slightly)
The blade measures approximately 3” long, and the overall length is approximately 7-1/2”.
This wonderful knife was hand crafted by renowned artist Ken Richardson and features a Hunter style blade along with a hand carved Bear on the handle and a Bear Paw on the base. This knife comes with a hand crafted leather scabbard.
In some beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". The bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength.
Ken Richardson was a professional Ferrier and blacksmith who began making knives out of old cross cut saws in his free time. As demand for his unique knives began to increase his passion for making knives turned from a hobby into a full time job, and he soon set up a small shop in Dillard, MO. After careful research he was able to find a readily available supply of 1085 spring steel that closely matched the metallurgy of the old saws he had originally begun making his knives from. The mountains close to his home provide him with a steady supply of shed Rocky Mountain Elk horn that he uses to make these wonderful hand crafted knives.