The Chuck Hawes Custom Wharncliffe Whittler is a classic slip joint design made in the traditional fashion. Beautiful and durable, exhibition grade Ironwood handle scales are flush fit to Damascus bolsters over stainless steel liners. The handles house a razor sharp, hand forged Burl pattern Damascus blade and file-worked Damascus back spring.
Brand new directly from Chuck Hawes.
Blade: Hawes hand forged Damascus combines 160 layers of 1095 and L6 high carbon steels creating a unique Burl pattern. The Whittler-style Wharncliffe blade is opened with single nail nick and comes with a razor sharp convex grind. The straight edge and fine point are perfect for small wood working projects while the file work along the spine adds a custom feel. The blade opens with a pronounced half stop with strong Damascus back spring construction.
Handle: Stainless steel liners support exhibition grade Ironwood 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.
Includes cloth pouch for storage.
Hawes Burl 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 L6 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.