Chuck Hawes Custom Desert Ironwood Wharncliffe Whittler Modified Ladder Damascus Blade Slip Joint

Model: CU-4360
Manufacturer: Custom Knives
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The Chuck Hawes Custom Wharncliffe Whittler is a custom design by Hawes and offers his modern take on this classic slip joint design. Strikingly figured Desert Ironwood handle scales are flush fit to Damascus bolsters over stainless steel liners. The handles house a razor sharp, hand forged Modified Ladder pattern Damascus blade and smooth Damascus back spring.

Brand new directly from Chuck Hawes.

Blade: Hawes hand forged Damascus combines 180 layers of 1095 and 15n20 high carbon steels creating a unique, Modified Ladder pattern. With a clean, sans-nail nick design, the Whittler-style Wharncliffe blade is opened with a pinch grip and comes with a razor sharp convex grind. The straight edge and fine point are perfect for small wood working projects while the file work along the spine adds a custom feel. The blade opens with a pronounced half stop with strong Damascus back spring construction.

Handle: Stainless steel liners support the Damascus steel bolsters which are fit perfectly to the figured Desert Ironwood covers. A full length Damascus back spring rounds out the handle construction in a stylish swayback pattern with custom file works matching the blade.

Hawes Ladder Damascus: A high quality, carbon steel Damascus, Chuck Hawes's custom Damascus is a folded, pattern welded steel made from simple 1095 high carbon steel and 15n20 band saw blade material. The steels are forge welded, folded and acid etched to achieve a unique layered pattern. Cutting performance will be similar to the carbon steels mentioned above. Care is required to prevent corrosion.


Overall Length 7.00"
Blade Length 3.06"
Sharpened Length 2.75"
Blade Thickness 0.12"
Blade Material Damascus
Blade Type Carbon
Closed Length 3.97"
Handle Thickness 0.48"
Handle Material Wood
Bolster(s) Damascus
Liner(s) Stainless Steel
Weight 2.80 oz.
Country of Manufacture United States