Carved Oosic Persian Tanto
Product Description for Carved Oosic Persian Tanto
Maker: Mardi Meshejian, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1678
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 14.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.46 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 22.00 oz.
Blade: 200 layer Damascus forged from 1095 and 4130 carbon steels
Bolster: Stacked guard created from layers of heat colored copper alternated with titanium along with an antiqued copper habaki (blade sleeve)
Handle: Carved and sculpted oosic handle with a Tsavorite green garnet set in 18k gold
Sheath: Purple heart wooden sheath
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 Persian tanto merges the Persian style blade with the Japanese tanto. The result is spectacular.
The handle is fossil oosic that has been carved and sculpted, creating an ancient air to the piece. The Tsavorite green garnet stone, set in the handle brings in elegance. The guard and habaki have both been heat colored and antiqued to continue the timeless look. The habaki has been antiqued and is precision fit to the blade. This is finished off with a purple heart wood sheath. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.
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