Hand Forged Atayal Bush Knife (LaLaw Behuw) with Socket Handle
A perfect companion for hacking through the wilderness, or surviving the apocalypse. It is inspired by the traditional knives (LaLaw Behuw) of the Atayal people, who are an indigenous tribe of Taiwan. They were renowned for their ferocity and skill in the jungles, and feared as headhunters.
Blade Length: 8.5"
Overall length: 14.5"
Blade width: 2" at widest point.
Spine width: Approximately 1/4" at thickest point.
Weight: 1 LB 3 OZ or 538 Grams
Steel: 5160 High carbon spring steel
Handle: Steel spear socket, all one piece with the blade, with flattened, beeswax soaked paracord lacing over it.
The high spots on the paracord have been heated and hammered down, producing a comfortable, very secure grip. The lacing can also be removed to use as cordage in an emergency.
The steel socket that is the handle allows the blade to be mounted on a handle to increase leverage and force while swinging it, or to create a spear.
My blades have soul to them, They are entirely hand crafted, and unique. You won't be able to match the quality, performance and passion of these knives with anything store bought. They are heirloom quality, extremely effective tools.
The blade is differentially quenched and tempered 5160 high carbon steel. Which is to say, the spine is soft, flexible and durable, the edge is extremely hard. The result of this heat treating method is that you have a durable, springy blade with a killer edge that will last through a long period of use.
I harden my knives using a computer controlled kiln. Using this tool allows me to get maximum edge retention out of a given piece/type of steel.
Each blade I sell has a my lifetime warranty, covering reasonable uses. With proper care, one of my blades could last multiple generations.