The first of my new Isle Royale pattern is now for sale. Featuring a bright but not full mirror finish, Oregon Maple Burl wood handles stabilized by K&G, 1/8″ 1084 from Aldo Bruno and my own heat treating. This is about 7.5″ long overall with just under 3.5″ of blade. The scales are about 1/8″ thick for a slim and light knife. The mark is just etched into the steel but not darkened for a subtle but clear look that’s easier to see in person than on camera.
The blade profile is a modified Wharncliffe. I’ve incorporated a small but distinct curve in the last portion of the edge. While a thin blade and ground to a fairly thin edge, the slight upward curve helps retain sufficient steel at the tip for strength. This minimizes one of the few weaknesses of the Wharncliffe design.
Price is $150 with the small tek-lok as shown. Click here for the Bladeforum’s sale thread.