The Chuck Hawes Custom Trapper is a classic slip joint design made in the traditional fashion. Strikingly figured Desert Ironwood handle scales are flush fit to Damascus steel bolsters on a foundation of stainless steel liners. The handles house dual, hand forged Ladder pattern Damascus blades in the traditional Trapper combo: a slim clip point and robust Spey blade.
Brand new directly from Chuck Hawes, USA.
Blades: Hawes hand forged Damascus combines 180 layers of 1080, 5160 and 15n20 high carbon steels creating a unique Ladder pattern. The classic Trapper clip point blade and companion Spey blade are both opened with a single nail nick from the front and come with razor sharp convex grinds. File work along the length of the spine of both blades adds traction and a custom feel. Opening is smooth with a solid half stop and a moderate back spring strength.
Handle: Stainless steel liners support handsome Desert Ironwood handle scales and Damascus steel bolsters all fit flush. Full length Damascus back springs, embellished with the same file work found on the spines of the blades, rounds out the handle construction with added file work on the central liner.
Hawes Damascus: A high quality, carbon steel Damascus, Chuck Hawes’ custom Damascus is a folded, pattern welded steel made from 1080, 5160 and 15n20 high carbon steels. 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.