Panthera - Straffan Forge/Hatcher Collaboration 

This is a collaboration project that I made with my friend Branwell McClory of Straffan Forge.  I sent Branwell a few concept drawings, from which he chose one to forge in his incredible high-count/low-count twist damascus.  He then sent the knife to me for grinding, heat-treating, and finishing.  The koa is from another good friend, Pete of Petes Koa Customs.

- .210"/5.5mm 1080/15N20 damascus steel by Straffan Forge

- 19"/483mm OAL

- 13.25"/337mm blade

- 19.2oz/545g 

- Shallow hollow blended to convex, distal taper, double edged

- Tapered tang

- Etched finish

- Stabilized koa scales, natural paper micarta liners, and copper corby bolts/pin/lanyard tube

- Photos and videos below, including the quenching of the knife


 Video of the quench:

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