Paul's Knives Custom "Little Pirate" Etched RWL34 Blade Cooktown Ironwood Handle
This custom Little Pirate fixed blade by Paul Emmanuel Arestan of Paul's Knives is a unique collectible piece of fine cutlery.
Paul has developed and mastered his own etching techniques. It envolves a laborious and painstaking process of hand painting and etching the steel several time, each time with changes to the drawing and etching time in order to create a variably raised pattern. The result is a stunning etched design with incredibly fine details comparable to laser engraving, but of course all done by hand! This blade is etched on both sides, the process that has taken 5 times etching and a whole day of work!
The Cooktown Ironwood handle is superb. The rounded handle with a slight recurves sits comfortably in the palm of your hand and feels great. There is also a turned brass pommel with a lanyard hole.
RWL34 is a super steel developed by Damasteel. It is the Powder metallurgy version of the Japanese ATS34 steel. RWL34 was named in honour of Bob Loveless or RW Loveless by Damasteel. RWL34™ is particular successful product with very high strength and toughness combined with extreme edge sharpness that is easy to maintain.
This knife comes with signed certificate of authenticity and hand made leather sheath with belt loop.
Overall length 21 cm
Blade length 11 cm
Handle length 10 cm
Blade steel RWL34
Blade finish Acid etched
Handle material Cooktown ironwood
Weight 144 g
Sheath Genuine leather