BAXTER 1084 HUNTER-FIGHTER
 

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I believe I met Dale Baxter at Don Fogg's Forum. For some reason, I liked the simplicity of one of Dale's pieces and contacted him to have this very simple design made, inspired by one of his AMDs.
The drawings below show very much how we worked in conjunction yet long-distance for this Hunter-Fighter. The comments were the final tuning of what we reached after some emailing exchange.

Here is the rendition of the Baxter Hunter-Fighter. As recommended, 1084 steel satin finish, differentially heat treated and extremely sharp. A tad more than half of the blade's edge is a curve, with full tang.
Handle is in ebony scales dyed black and matte lacquered finish. Please choose the correct spine width.

The knife should have a centered POB for handle grip throwing. This is an older design, but is enough for the POB.

The sheath design is very simple. Black leather sown all around. There is no belt hook, nothing. That allows for blade to be in inserted anywhere convenient. To avoid the inner part to scratch the blade my suggestion is to scrub the inner side of the leather with a steel brush to raise the leather fibers to look like suede for softening.
What Dale came up with was very nice as can be seen below.

It is an extremely accurate version of what I wanted as can be seen in the first picture. The polish is very nice at 600 grit, it is a hand forged 1084, differentially heat treated and triple tempered.
The Premium Ebony handle has a superb touch while the Nickel Silver bolters and pins as well as the highly polished tang look very nice. An elegant touch of meticulosity.
Sometimes people tend to overlook a knife because of its simplicity. Well I would say that the attention that Dale placed on the making of this very depurated knife was the same he put in a highly elaborated one. It was a pleasure working with Dale Baxter.

Dale was kind enough to include a Thank You card with the specs and details of this blade. I must say that this was a very very nice detail to complement the knife. Here you can see the ABS Journeyman Smith stamp.
I also must acknowledge the extremely well made leather sheath which carries a superb side burnished finish.

At 4 3/4 inch blade length, the ratio to my hand is shown here - while I took a picture with my left hand - can convey the proportion of the blade with the hand.

Here's another view so that the handle can be seen with my palm. I could not take a picture with my favorite combat back-grip. However this beautifully understated knife is extremely well balanced as my wooden floor can prove.

Here is a scan of the knife and the nice lengthwise 600 grit plus polish that is too enhanced by the scanner, but which lends the blade an active aspect different from the Japanese style polish. It is a western style polish and it is indeed something to praise and in total match with the spirit of this simple design.
Antonio Cejunior