This Jay Hendrickson, Mastersmith clip point, upswept hunting knife was made in 2008. The knife is on consignment from the collection of a prominent member of the American Bladesmith Society (ABS). He acquired this piece directly from Jay, and it has been in his collection since. He clearly knows how to care for, and properly store a knife.He is "thinning" out his collection, and Windy City Knives is honored to have been appointed as his chosen purveyor. The blade is hand forged 5160 steel, with a hand rubbed satin finish. The clip point top edge has not been sharpened. The handle is presentation grade Curly Maple with fine silver wire inlay on both sides. Forward and Aft of the curly maple are some gnarly pieces of stag.
But there is a nickel silver collar or spacer, with file-work on either side. The blade has a "Moran Edge", or what Bill Moran referred to as an apppleseed shape / grind - a hallmark of Jay's work. This is a slightly convex profile, extending to the back of the blade, with the radius of curvature gradually decreasing toward the edge. This seemingly gives the best possible edge for general use. The slightly wider angle at the edge gives the effect of a secondary bevel.
The smooth transition to the nearly parallel sides of the blade causes minimal resistance moving through the medium being cut. The edge can be made very keen, but is still durable. A clear differential heat treatment line travels along the blade, showing the transition between the soft, supportive spine and the keen, hard edge.
The blade is stamped Hendrickson M. The knife has great lines, is well balanced, and feels great in your hand - the handle is nearly 1 across, filling the palm of your hand and affording great control of the knife. It is in unused condition. The knife comes with a beautiful leather pouch-type belt sheath made by Jay.
This one would be a great addition to any collection. Jay's knives are well-respected among both makers and collectors. Never used, carried, or sharpened. We will consider, and respond to all reasonable Best Offers on any knife.You can also check our website for. PLEASE READ : Windy City Knives is a dealer of custom, handmade and collectible knives. Many of our knives are new from the makers - including Crusader Forge, Direware, Olamic Cutlery, Dwaine Carrillo, Kevin Hoffman, Bill Ruple, Rick Hinderer, Greg Medford, Brian Nadeau, Jake Hoback, Stavros Gizelis, and many others! We look forward to serving you, and appreciate your business!
The item "Jay Hendrickson, MS Stag Clip Point Hunting Knife, Curly Maple Silver Wire Inlay" is in sale since Thursday, July 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "windycityknives" and is located in Lake Zurich, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.