John White, MS, 10 1/4" W-2 Camp Knife with "Buffalo Hamon" (SOLD)
John White was named "Best New Maker" at the 2004 Blade Show. He is a graduate of the American Bladesmith Society School at Old Washington, Arkansas, where he studied under Jim Crowell, Roger Massey and Mike Connor. An award-winning professional boat builder and accomplished wood craftsman, John earned his JS stamp in 2004 and his MS stamp in 2007. Sadly, the knife world lost John on October 4, 2014. This highly talented artisan will be deeply missed by many.
This Camp Knife was made by John for the Blade Show in 2011. The blade was forged from W-2 carbon steel. It was clay-hardened for Hamon, and tempered at 450 degrees. If you look carefully at the Hamon, you will see the silhouettes of what John called his "Buffalo Hamon". All the fittings are 416 Stainless Steel. The sculpted handle scales are Hawaiian Koa wood. There is no sheath. It will come in a padded, zippered case.
This knife is in new condition, recently acquired from the original owner who purchased it from John personally at the 2011 Blade Show. It is in virtually mint condition, as though new from the maker. The grinds on the blade are impeccable. John's fit and finish is second to none. It feels perfectly balanced in-hand.
Condition: Previously owned, Like new.
Never used, carried, or sharpened.
- Overall length: 16"
- Blade length: 10 1/4"