Direct from the BLADE show 2011.
Here is a wonderfully balanced big knife with superb Derr signature Bird’s Eye Damascus blade, this High Carbon Damascus blade has over 1,200 layers and will perform as well as it looks. The blade is a full 1 1/2" wide and provides plenty of belly for skinning. I did not picture it but the spine is almost completely Fileworked.
The handle is made of Fossilized Oosik – the Oosik (also known as Baculum) is used for copulation and varies in size and shape by species. A very rare and unique material indeed.
It is flanked by Nickel Silver Spacers and a Stabilized Sapalted Maple Burl spacer, these really accentuate the natural colors of the handle. The full grip handle shape has been contoured with a slight swell toward the rear which fills the palm nicely. Generous in length so even wearing gloves this knife will feel right!
The Heavy Leather sheath has a Ostrich Leg Skin inlay and Tooling around the mouth of the Sheath. Nice snug fit and a wonderful compliment to the knife. Don’t miss out on this one.
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