Staff Sword with Honduran Mahogany

Product Description for Staff Sword with Honduran Mahogany

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 88941
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 28.00 in.
Total length: 59.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.14 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Item weight: 28.08 oz.
Shipment weight: 46 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 5160 carbon steel , 55-56 Hrc
Handle: Honduran mahogany set and set with a mosaic pin
Sheath: Honduran mahogany with protective butt cap
Description: This majestic sword-walking stick shows off Michael Rader's fine woodworking skills, which provide an excellent complement to his bladesmithing. Michael was honored as a Mastersmith in June 2010. This staff sword was made around 2002 and is in near mint condition. It has been in a single collection and was meticulously cared for. His work combines aesthetics drawn from Medieval and Far East influences, melding them together into dramatic pieces with a distinctive and inspired design. What collector - of either walking sticks or weaponry - hasn't seen a beautifully crafted staff sword and wanted one of their own?
Michael began by forging the blade to shape from 5160 carbon steel. This resilient steel holds an exceptional edge and has tremendous durability. A mirror finish gleams as it is drawn from the scabbard. The handle and the scabbard are formed from a single piece of wood - with the mahogany's subtle and elegant grain pattern continuing from the handle and onto the sheath. Where the two join, the wood is textured on the sides with simple knurling which aids grip when drawing the sword. A mosaic pin completes the handle for a sophisticated touch, and a black butt cap protects the end of the sheath from the sidewalk when used as a walking staff. As one would expect, excellent fit and finish throughout.

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