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Kestrel by HundredHands Kestrel by HundredHands
Kestrel Dagger Point, designed for piercing.
Named for the small Falcons that are known for their ability to face the wind and hover while hunting.

The top edge of the blade is fully sharpened to where the angle changes, then it wears a false edge from there on back. She's a large knife, measuring nearly a foot when opened. The locking mechanism is reinforced when the handle is gripped tightly to help prevent accidental closure during use. The up-swept tail of the spine on the butt started as an aesthetic flourish but is also useful for striking, breaking glass, etc. The abalone shell used for the scale and inlay was pulled from the Northern California coastline by the Pigeon Point Lighthouse (between Santa Cruz and San Francisco) back in the 80's when it was legal to dive for it there.
The Three holes in the blade represent Bravery, Wisdom, and Compassion & serve to provide traction when opening.

The 13th Knife of my apprenticeship to KnifeMaker, Larry Detloff of Santa Cruz, California.

Blade length: 4.75"
Overall length (open): 11.5"

Damascus Steel folded by Mike Norris.

Blade: Stainless Vortex Damascus
Scale: Mother of Pearl
Liners: Titanium
Bolsters: 304 non-magnetic Stainless Steel
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kquantum3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just out of curiosity, how much would it cost to purchase one of these?
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Send me a note.
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:iconkquantum3:
kquantum3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This caught my eye because my middle name is Kestrel.. I will own one of these someday.
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:iconhundredhands:
HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your parents are cool for giving you that middle name.  Rock it with pride.
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kquantum3 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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darkprojects84 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
thats a pretty sick build nice job!
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:iconhundredhands:
HundredHands Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot, glad you like her.
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gunmoon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
BRILLIANT!:D
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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gunmoon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome!:D
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