Sold – Model 217 Drop Point Hunter: DOB 20170220-01


We selected a piece of 3/16″ 1095 and built this drop point hunter, which is acid etched to reveal a distinct hamon and decked with copper, brass, and nickel and a burl maple handle.


Out of stock



Overall length: 8.25 “

Blade Length:  3.33 “

Weight:  7.8 oz.

Weight with sheath:  10.7 oz.

Steel:  Admiral Steel 3/16″ 1095 hot rolled high carbon steel with distinct hamon 

Grind:  Hollow

Heat treated and quenched in light oil formula 2

Temper:  Single draw temper at 400 F

Handle:  Stabilized Burl Maple

Decorative file work:  Rope pattern

Blade Finish:  Etched with Ferric Acid

Furniture:  Copper guard and lanyard liner, brass and nickel Loveless screws

Sheath Material:  8 oz. vegetable tanned tooling leather with hand-sown, double-stitched, waxed, 1mm dark brown threading.

Sheath Color:  Chocolate brown with chocolate brown burnished ends, dark brown stitching and decorative light brown inlay pattern.

Hamon:  hamon (from Japanese, literally “blade pattern”) is a visual effect created on the blade by the hardening process. The hamon is the outline of the hardened zone (yakiba) which contains the cutting edge (ha). Blades made in this manner are known as differential hardening, with a harder cutting edge than spine. This difference in hardness results from clay being applied on the blade prior to the cooling process (quenching). Less or no clay allows the ha to cool faster, making it harder but more brittle, while more clay allows the mune to cool slower and retain its resilience.

Stabilized woods are woods that have been impregnated under a vacuum with a polymer resin. The pressurized injection forces the resin into all the spaces and pores in the wood. This greatly increases its durability, and resistance to atmospheric change.  The wood becomes heavier, more stable, and much more resistant to water.

Made in the USA

Georgia Residents – Please Note:  Sales tax charged for items shipped to:  GA (7%)

International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.  Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.