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For your consideration is this custom handmade fixed blade hunting knife by popular knife maker Mike Irie New unused. I obtained the knife from Mike
Mike Irie is a Colorado Springs, Colorado custom knife maker who has been making knives full-time since 1991. He learned his knife making skills from his father-in-law, Barry Wood. Mike is a member of the Knife makers Guild. He is well known for his fixed blade and folding knives.
A medium size hunter fixed blade knife that is perfect for many knife chores. Excellent fit and finish.
Mike added unique moose handle scales. over full tang. Lined lanyard hole
Satin hand rubbed finished drop point hollow ground blade made from BG-42 steel, as is marked on one side of blade. Thumb notches along top edge. Tapered tang. Mike is know in the industry as one of the best grinders of blade steel.
A word about BG-42 steel: BG-42 is a former super steel manufactured by Latrobe, originally designed as a Ball Bearing steel using VIM/VAR technology. What made BG-42 unique to 154CM was the addition of Vanadium, increasing the wear resistance and edge retention, but also making the steel more difficult to sharpen.
BG-42 enjoyed it’s brief reign as the super steel of choice while Chris Reeve Knives used it in their Sebenza, but has since been suceeded by CPM S30V as the current stainless steel of choice. Some collectors still prefer the older BG-42 Sebenzas to the newer S30V ones.
8 1/4″ OAL, 4″ Blade, 3 3/8″ Cutting Edge, 1/8″ Thick
Mike’s brown leather belt sheath included.