Product Description for Peaceful Pond
Maker: Heavin Forge (collaboration), Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey with Rupert Holtshausen (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 86977
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.80 in.
Total length: 11.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.15 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 10.75 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.4 oz.
Blade: Laddered Ws pattern damascus forged from carbon steels by Kevin and Rupert
Bolster: Antiqued bronze fittings with engraved aquatic life scenes engraved by Kevin
Handle: Curly maple with a Danish oil finish
Sheath: Curly maple saya with engraved, antiqued bronze fittings
Description: The Heavin Forge team, led by Mastersmiths Kevin and Heather Harvey, makes exceptional knives and this graceful tanto is no exception.
This blade, which measures just over 6 3/4 inches, was forged a Laddered Ws pattern damascus. The gently undulating, repetitive pattern has tremendous detail and a very high layer count. On the right side of the blade, Kevin and Rupert chose to leave the remains of a forging mark -- a reminder of the knife's beginnings in fire.
The handle and saya are both curly maple that has been treated with a Danish oil finish. Fittings throughout are antiqued bronze. Kevin engraved aquatic life scenes throughout. The textured habaki (blade guard) leads in the tsuba (guard). The front of the tsuba shows off lily pads floating on a pond. Detailed koi and frogs are shown with cat tails throughout other fittings. Exceptional work throughout. Accompanied by certificate from the maker.
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