The Chuck Hawes Custom Copperhead is a classic slip joint design made in the traditional fashion. Rugged Double Black Canvas Micarta handle scales are flush fit to Damascus bolsters over stainless steel liners. The handles house a razor sharp, hand forged Ladder pattern Damascus blade and file-worked Damascus back spring.
Brand new directly from Chuck Hawes.
Blade: Hawes hand forged Damascus combines 180 layers of 1095 and 15n20 high carbon steels creating a unique Ladder pattern. The Copperhead-style clip point blade is opened with single nail nick and comes with a razor sharp convex grind. File work along the spine up to the clip adds a custom feel. The blade opens with a pronounced half stop with strong Damascus back spring construction.
Handle: Stainless steel liners support polished Double Black Canvas Micarta handle scales and Damascus steel bolsters all meeting seamlessly. A full length Damascus backs spring rounds out the handle construction and is embellished with the same file work found on the spine of the blade.
Hawes Ladder Damascus: A high quality, carbon steel Damascus, Chuck Hawes’s custom Damascus is a folded, pattern welded steel made from simple 1095 high carbon steel and 15n20 band saw blade material. The steels are forge welded, folded and acid etched to achieve a unique layered pattern. Cutting performance will be similar to the carbon steels mentioned above. Care is required to prevent corrosion.