Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mamba in Flame Grain Walnut

JS test knife candidate number seven is a sleek, powerful fighter we're calling The Mamba. Black mambas, which have black mouths rather than black scales, are native to Africa and can be any color from olive-green to greyish-brown. This Mamba was forged from W2, has an elegant hamon, and sports a georgeous flame-grain walnut handle. According to Wikipedia, black mambas "have a reputation for being aggressive and highly venomous." Our Mamba isn't poisonous, but there certainly is something aggressive about that profile. Hopefully it will behave on the judging table!

The Mamba
Steel: W2
Finish: Hand-rubbed with hamon
Handle: Flame grain walnut (from Burl Source)
Blade Length: 8 inches
Overall Length: 13 3/4 inches

One more to go!

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