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Ironwood and Bronze
Product Description for Ironwood and Bronze
Maker: Peter Mason (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85809
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.50 in.
Total length: 16.75 in.
Blade width: 1.50 in.
Blade thickness: 0.25 in.
Item weight: 19.10 oz.
Blade: Bold Twist pattern Damascus forged by Ettoré Gianferarri in South Africa
Bolster: Sculpted and textured bronze
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood
Description: I am very pleased to be able to show Peter Mason's work on BladeGallery. Though renowned in South African, Peter's work is not yet well known in the United States. Peter's work has a precision rarely found, and reflected in makers such as Mastersmith Kevin Harvey. He often incorporates sculpting that shows the influence of Larry Fuegen and David Broadwell. Overall shapes and proportions are borrowed from his friend Bertie Rietveld. The end result is unique and inspiring!
The Damascus blade has a bold twist pattern that travels across the blade. The blade has been deeply carved to highlight the Damascus pattern. Peter has textured the steel in the "cuts" to highlight the carving. The blade enters the handle in elegant bronze quillions. The handle shows the influence of renowned bladesmith Larry Fuegen. Arizona desert ironwood has been sculpted into elegant organic pattern. In both the handle and guard, Peter continues to include texturing with his sculpting to a very pleasing effect. The handle is finished off with a textured bronze pommel. Exceptional work throughout!
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