There's a simple truth to life; sometimes, you just need a bigger knife. Whether you're splitting wood for the campfire, fighting off a giant spider or just practicing your Crocodile Dundee impression, you need something a little more massive.
Enter the dragon slayer (warning: not for use on actual dragons)! Measuring 12 inches in overall length with 7 inches of that being the cutty-stabby side and made from hefty 3/16 1095 high-carbon steel, this blade will take whatever you can throw at it and come back for more!
The blade itself has been differentially heat treated, a process in which the blade is coated with a special kind of clay before being brought up to a really bloody high heat and quenched, which not only lights everything in the area on fire but also produces a blade that's hard and sharpenable on the cutting side, but still soft and ductile on the spine. This allows for a blade that takes an extremely fine edge, while also taking far more abuse (e.g, you can smack the back with a log to baton wood and not snap the blade [please be careful]).
After heat treatment, the blade is painstakingly polished to a mirror finish by hand, bringing out the wavy line in the blade called a Hamon. Id addition to looking amazing, this also just proves everything said in the previous paragraph is true, as that line is actually the boundary layer between the hardened steel of the edge and the ductile steel of the spine. Plus, it makes it look like a katana, and who doesn't like that?
Complementing the blade, the handle is made from Stabilized Spalted Buckeye Crotch Wood, and man is that a mouthful to say. The material in its natural form is beautiful, but unfortunately not very useful due to its softness and low durability. Stabilizing it with acrylic resin, in house of course, fixes those problems and makes for an extremely durable handle material, and I don't think I really need to mention why it's worth going through the effort! After shaping, the wood is sanded up through 600 grit, then buffed to a nice gloss before finishing with a coat of wax. The best part it it still feels like wood, none of the plasticky feeling that you'd get with a handle finished with something polyurethane. The hardware is 304 stainless steel, to prevent rusting from handling.
Course, you can't just go walking around with a blade like this in your hands, the authorities generally take umbrage to that. Instead, use the sheath that's included! Made from 8oz vegetable tanned leather, this sheath is nearly as tough as the knife its holding. Hand-stitched, dyed and sealed with acrylic Resolene, then buffed with wax to give it that last little bit of shine