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Laurin Carving Stainless 80mm with ricasso Blade

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This would be a good blade for a medium-sized puuko 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.

Below are the detailed measurements of this blade:
  Overall Length: 8 inches (20.3 cm)
  Blade Length: 3.125 inches (7.9 cm)
  Blade Width: 0.84 inches (2.1 cm)
  Blade Thickness: 0.12 inches (3 mm)
  Ricasso Width: 0.86 inches (2.2 cm)
  Ricasso Thickness: 0.12 inches (3 mm)
  Blade Weight: 1.5 ounces (43 grams)
  Tang Length: 4.875 inches (12.4 cm)
  Tang Thickness: 0.12 inches (3 mm)
  Tang Width (At Blade): 0.49 inches (1.2 cm)
  Tang Width (At End): 0.15 inches (3.8 mm)
  Blade Material: stainless

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.

  Bolster 15mm x 22mm Brass Straight: might be too small
  Bolster 15mm x 22mm Nickel Straight: might be too small
  Ferrule 15mm x 23mm Nickel Straight: might be too small
  Bolster 16mm x 24mm Brass Straight: **BEST FIT**
  Bolster 16mm x 24mm Nickel Straight: **BEST FIT**
  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
  Bolster 21mm x 32mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 21mm x 32mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 24mm x 44mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Bolster 24mm x 44mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Ferrule 18mm x 32mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Ferrule 18mm x 32mm Nickel Straight: might be too big
  Ferrule 21mm x 39mm Brass Straight: might be too big
  Ferrule 21mm x 39mm Nickel Straight: might be too big