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Laurin Carving 62mm with ricasso hammered Blade

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This would be a good blade for a small puuko knife, maybe a neck knife. The ricasso (the squared portion ar the base of the blade) is not traditional, but does make it easier to get a tight fit between the base of the blade and the bolster/guard, which is important because you don't want any moisture getting inside your handle. This blade has a hammered finish, which resembles the look of hand-fiorged blades. I think it's a nice touch.

Below are the detailed measurements of this blade:
  Overall Length: 6.875 inches (17.5 cm)
  Blade Length: 2.375 inches (6 cm)
  Blade Width: 0.67 inches (1.7 cm)
  Blade Thickness: 0.11 inches (2.8 mm)
  Ricasso Width: 0.69 inches (1.8 cm)
  Ricasso Thickness: 0.12 inches (3 mm)
  Blade Weight: 1.3 ounces (37 grams)
  Tang Length: 4.5 inches (11.4 cm)
  Tang Thickness: 0.11 inches (2.8 mm)
  Tang Width (At Blade): 0.41 inches (1 cm)
  Tang Width (At End): 0.15 inches (3.8 mm)
  Blade Material: carbon

Here are the fittings that this blade can be paired with, based on the sizes of the blade, tang, and slot. Any fitting labelled "might be too small/big" will still fit the blade, but might not be a good match depending on the style of knife that you're making.

  Ferrule 13mm x 18mm Brass Straight: might be too small
  Ferrule 13mm x 18mm Nickel Straight: might be too small
  Ferrule 15mm x 23mm Brass Straight: slot is a bit too small, will need to be filed wider/longer
  Ferrule 15mm x 23mm Nickel Straight: slot is a bit too small, will need to be filed wider/longer
  Bolster 15mm x 22mm Brass Straight: **BEST FIT**
  Bolster 15mm x 22mm Nickel Straight: **BEST FIT**
  Bolster 16mm x 24mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 16mm x 24mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 18mm x 27mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 18mm x 27mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 18mm x 35mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 18mm x 35mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 19mm x 30mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 19mm x 30mm Nickel Straight: might be too big