Garden- Campingmesser Nata Rustic with Hamon
This simple billhooks is modelled on japanese nata knives. Nata are traditional japanese knives, which are used today mainly for gardening or camping. They usually have straight blades and a blunt place (tip of the blade). The blade of this knife is made of c75 steel hand forged, a sturdy steel that can be sharpened very well. It was hardened differentially in the mud coat and reached at the cutting edge round 60hrc (hardness according to rockwell). The back stays softer and is very resistant to breakage as the knife bends rather than break. The knife is therefore very good-natured even in the case of gross mistreatment. The handle consists of two bowls of oak, which are additionally reinforced with a brass clamp. It is glued and also connected by two rivets to the rod, which extends far into the handle and thereby gives it stability. The wood was treated with food-wood oil and the clamp is provided with a rustic hammer-slap-look. The blade is etched and polished to create a silky finish and emphasize the hardness line (hamon). The cutting edge is additionally polished on japanese water stones to achieve the optimum of sharpness. The knife includes a traditional wooden knife sheath for storing and safely carrying the blade and a leather belt strap. Total length 30.7 cm. Blade length 16 cm. Blade width 2.4 cm. Blade thickness 5 mm. Handle length 14.7 cm. Knife sheath made of lime wood and leather. All parts of the knife were crafted. More detailed information on my website.