Handle material: Hand-shaped from 40 to 50-year-old Boxwood harvested from locally grown trees and air-dried for 5 years.
Using old boxwood assures an unprecedented degree of hardness and prevents splits commonly found in such hardwoods. Boxwood is best suited for turning and is commonly used to create small wood objects such as chess pieces, musical instruments, and knife handles.
Handle type: Conical
Safety ring: This knife features a simple brass locking ring to keep the knife's blade locked while open.
Safety evolution: Early Nontron knives did not have a locking mechanism; the blade was held open by the wood's pressure. The first locking device was composed of a simple hole and a nail. Today's brass locking ring was introduced during the 19th century.
Open size: 20.8 cm (8.18")
Blade Size: 9.2 cm (3.6")
Blade Type: Drop-point
Bade: Forged T12 alloy
Handle Size: 11.6 cm (4.56")
Weight: ~ 50 grams (1.7 oz.)