Chuck Hawes Custom Kwaiken Hamon W2 Black Linen Micarta Fixed Blade Knife 4415

Model #: CU-4415
Brand: Custom Knives
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Custom knife maker Chuck Hawes is renowned for high quality fixed blade knives as well as his singular traditional slip joint folders. This custom Kwaiken is made of W2 tool steel with an eye-catching Hamon line and polished and contoured, black linen Micarta handle scales. A striking piece for any collection, this knife makes an ideal daily carry fixed blade capable of handling a variety of tasks.

Brand new directly from Chuck Hawes, USA.

Blade: Originally intended as a small blade for personal defense the modern version of this classic Japanese design offer a sleek and functional utilitarian fixed blade knife for daily carry and use. With a subtly up swept tip the plain edge and tapered point define the robust Wharncliffe profile popular with wood carvers and general users alike. The blade has a sweeping belly and robust tip to handle a variety of tasks. A nearly full height hollow grind provides powerful slicing performance while the spine swedges and Hamon provides visual appeal for users and collectors alike. Jimiping on the spine pair with the tapered handle delivering traction and control without breaking the clean aesthetic lines of the design.

Handle: Polished black linen Micarta handles are attached to the full tang with stainless pins for a solid handle. Offering a clean and elegant look with visual appeal for collectors the handles are comfortably contoured and durable for serious use with a taper to the pommel that offers a surprisingly secure grip while retaining speed in the hand.

No sheath

W2 Tool Steel: W2 is a Water hardening tool steel popular with custom knife makers, beginners and seasoned experts alike. Maximum working hardness is in 63-65 HRC, W2 has good edge holding and cutting performance with a thin edge and moderate toughness depending on the heat treatment. High carbon, low chromium gives no added corrosion resistance. Maintain accordingly.


Brand Custom Knives
Overall Length 6.94"
Blade Length 3.25"
Sharpened Length 2.91"
Blade Thickness 0.13"
Blade Material W2
Blade Type Carbon
Handle Thickness 0.43"
Handle Material Micarta
Weight 2.30 oz.
Country of Origin United States