Sled Runner

Product Description for Sled Runner

Maker: Mardi Meshejian, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93224
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 15.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.20 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.33 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.33 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.33 in.
Item weight: 13.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 19.8 oz.
Blade: 300 layer twist pattern damascus forged from 1080 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Shakudo
Handle: Ancient walrus ivory artifact sled runner from the mid 1800s
Description: Journeyman Smith Mardi Meshejian creates some of the most captivating knives anywhere. His sense of style is only matched by his ability to combine materials into a masterpiece.
The 300 layer twist pattern damascus blade has a thick spine that is meticulously sculpted into waves. Going well beyond the point of simple filework, the sculpting has an organic quality. The carving melds nicely into the sculpted recess.
The guard is adds excellent contrast to the warm toned handle and dramatically carved damascus blade. Mardi created the guard from shakudo (??). Shakudo is a combination of gold and copper (typically 4–10% gold, 96–90% copper) and was historically used in Japan to construct or decorate katana fittings such as tsuba, menuki, and kozuka; as well as other small ornaments. The patinaed shakudo is quite striking.
The handle is created from an ancient walrus ivory artifact. In 1800s Alaska, walrus ivory was used in making tools, ranging from fishing weights to sled runners, to fire starters. This handle, with its warm caramel tones was used as a sled runner. Mardi has retained the shape as much as possible while providing a secure and comfortable hand hold. A titanium pin secures the handle.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout.

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