Product Description for D-Guard Tanto
Maker: Mardi Meshejian, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1668
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.87 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 22.40 oz.
Blade: 200 layer Damascus forged from 1095 and 4130 carbon steels
Bolster: Heat colored copper guard and habaki (blade sleeve)
Handle: Fossil walrus ivory artifact with Tsavorite green garnet set in 18k gold
Description: Mardi, who became an ABS journeyman smith June 2002, is one of the true innovators of knife designs. His work is both creative and captivating. This D-Guard tanto merges the traditional D-Guard fighter with the Japanese Tanto. The result is spectacular.
The handle is a rough fossil walrus ivory artifact that was used as a fishing weight in the late 1800's. The Tsavorite green garnet stone, set in the handle brings in elegance. The guard habaki have both been heat colored and antiqued for a timeless look. The habaki has been textured and is precision fit to the blade. This is finished off with an ebony sheath. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.
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