Summary: one of Jim’s first AEB-L stainless steel creations. He’s only done a handful of these SS knives and I have five of them for sale. Wicked sharp, awesome to use and perfect for collection / investment purposes. Both the knife and sheath are in mint condition.
From the maker:
“This J.Behring Handmade Michigan Trout Knife is made from high quality old school AEB-L stainless steel. These are the first stainless blades to come out of the Treeman Shop. About 0.125 thick and hardened to 60RC. Blade length is about 3.5" long. These blades cut like razor blades, AEB-L has been commonly used in fine cutting tools, such as razors, scapels and fine culinary cutlery. Stamps include, J.Behring Handmade, NEW USA-21, and a "S" to signify the use of Stainless Steel not to be mistaken for the lazy "S" we use to signify studebaker spring steel. The silver soldered guard is nickel silver. Spacers are hand cut fiber of black and red, with some thin aluminum accents. The handle is a two piece musk ox capped with a fossil ivory butt cap. OAL is about 7". The sheath is medium brown with a premium giant toad skin panel and heavy stitching with stainless hardware.”