Titanium Leaf Blade

Product Description for Titanium Leaf Blade

Maker: Mardi Meshejian, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3035
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.20 in.
Total length: 8.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 7.75 oz.
Shipment weight: 7.76 oz.
Blade: Titanium Damascus san mai with 1095 carbon steel
Bolster: Antiqued copper habaki
Handle: Fossil walrus ivory with an anodized titanium spacer
Description: Mardi Meshejian's creative masterpieces are among the most dramatic and inspiring work today. He is a true innovator, both in style and technique.
The leaf shaped blade of this art knife is created using a san mai (literally meaning three layers) technique, whereby 1095 carbon steel is sandwiched between Titanium Damascus. CP3 and 6al-4v have been forged into a 40 Damascene layers. The result is phenomenal. The titanium has been electrically anodized to brilliant gold and purple tones. The cutting edge is pure 1095, which will have excellent edge retention.
The guard is heat blued titanium and is a brilliant blue/purple. The habaki (blade collar) is formed from antiqued capper. The handle is formed from two sections of fossil walrus ivory separated by an anodized titanium disc. The rear section has been brought to a high polish and features mixed tones of caramel and cream. The front section was highly weathered and has been brought to a high polish. This front section has tremendous interest an adds to the "primitive power" of the knife as a whole.
Exceptional work throughout.

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