Karl Andersen - Koa Fighter

Status - Sale Pending

Price: $ 1200... + shipping

This is a Koa Fighter by ABS (American Bladesmith Society) Journeyman Smith Karl Andersen. Karl is a full time maker operating as Andersen Forge. This particular knife features a San Mai Damascus blade with 420 Stainless Steel laminated to a high carbon 1095 core, the Hi-lo guard is a faceted piece of hot-blued mild steel and, aside from the stunning blade my other favorite feature of this piece is the Exhibition grade piece of stabilized Hawaiian Koa that is the handle. As you move the handle about and view it from differing angles it seems to change and lighten and darken in different areas, very cool. Last but not leasest, this is a take-down piece. This piece is from my personal collection and came to me new directly from the maker, it can now be a fantastic addition to your collection!

blade length: 8 3/8" ............................................ handle: 5" ............................................ overall: 13 3/8"

case/sheath: hand made leather sheath and a zippered case

Karl Andersen San Mai Fighter
Karl Andersen San Mai Fighter 2
Karl Andersen San Mai Fighter 3
Karl Andersen San Mai Fighter 4
Karl Andersen San Mai Fighter 5a

Now, below, are pictures of the same handle taken from slightly different angles to demonstrate how the Koa lightens and darkens when you look at it moving it slightly, very cool!

Karl Andersen San Mai Fighter 5b
Karl Andersen San Mai Fighter 5c
Karl Andersen San Mai Fighter 6
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