Forged Integral Hunter
A staple of my work for years, I don't do integral knives as often as I used to. I was asked to do a demo on integrals at a recent ABS Hammer-in, and I came home with the desire to make a few.
This knife is forged from 1/2" round W-1 and clay hardened to produce a crisp hamon. The blade bevels are finely hand-finished with the remaining parts mirror polished. The handle is English walnut with little domed nickel silver pins. The sheath is a vertical pouch crisply moulded but otherwise undecorated.
The blade is 3.5" long with an overall of 7.25"