Product Description for Walrus Tip
Maker: Mardi Meshejian, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2767
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Total length: 5.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.94 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 2.00 oz.
Blade: Damascus steel forged from 5160 and chrome steel
Bolster: Copper habaki (blade protector) with titanium guard
Handle: Fossil walrus artifact tip from the mid 1800s
Description: Mardi Meshejian's work has a tremendous impact, in part due to his unique fusion of cultural designs, but also deriving from the paring of fossil materials with modern ones.
Fossil tip features an upswept Damascus blade with a random pattern Damascus. The spine has been fileworked. A copper habaki (blade protector) brings in the influence of Japanese swordsmiths. The titanium guard has been anodized to a deep iridescent purple and seamlessly meets up with the fossil walrus artifact handle. In mid 1800s, Alaskan natives formed fossil walrus ivory into various tools, from harpoon tips to fishing weights, to fire starters. This walrus tip was such a piece and shows the tooling marks on the back. The ivory has rich caramel and cream tones. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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