“Bunka XXL” - General Purpose Knife/Cleaver
Draupnir, "the Dripper", was a gold ring forged for Odin by the dwarven brothers Brokkr and Eitri. It was said to have the ability to multiply itself: Every ninth night, eight new rings would 'drip' from Draupnir, each one of the same size and weight as the original. This ring was represented in this build using Damasteel "Draupnir" patterned steel, concentric rings can be seen in this blade, more and more revealing themselves the longer you look. I've also included 8 brass spacers in the handle to represent the multiplying rings.
Not quite as thick as a heavy duty butcher's cleaver, but not super thin like a Chinese cleaver, this "Bunka XXL" is a great middle of the road general purpose knife/cleaver that should be a pleasure to use and ready to tackle the wide range of tasks you throw at it. The tapered bunka inspired "k-tip" will excel at more detailed work/fine chopping while the rest of the forward weight and more robust edge will stand up beautifully to heavier chopping work. The 14" double fullered s-grind reduces weight while still leaving you a lot of surface area/height to work with and also slightly aids in food release.
Edge: 7.437” (189mm)
Overall Length: 13.437” (341mm)
Height at Ricasso: 3.068” (78mm)
Spine Thickness at Ricasso: .150” (3.8mm)
Weight: 10.8oz (307g)
Grind: Double beveled flat grind with slight convexity .25-.375” up from edge. Double fullered (high s-grind) on 14” diameter wheel for weight reduction and slightly aided food release.
Handle Material: Stabilized & dyed "Apocalyptic" curly mango accented by stacked brass & black g10 spacers.
Pattern: Draupnir™ Patterned Damasteel Stainless Damascus
A custom fit leather saya may be added for additional cost. Will increase ship time 1-2 weeks.
*All knives were hardened in a digital kiln for maximum accuracy, sub zero temperature treated, and double tempered to an approximate hardness of 62hrc.
**I include free lifetime sharpening for my knives (Just pay shipping to/from or bring by my shop if local.) Regrinds, thinning, and other repairs may incur an additional, but discounted cost.
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****All sales are final. I am just a small one person business and will not be able to provide refunds accept under extremely special instances. If you are unhappy with the knife in any way, I will do everything in my ability to rectify the situation.