Celtic Knot Blackwood Hamon Fighter with Moose Antler

Product Description for Celtic Knot Blackwood Hamon Fighter with Moose Antler

Maker: Mark Banfield (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,800.00
Item num: 100024
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 13.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 12.75 in.
Total length: 19.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.33 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 26.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 42.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 1075 carbon steel with a clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Carved and textured nickel silver fittings
Handle: Hand carved African blackwood with a central carved moose antler section
Description: Canadian bladesmith Mark Banfield created this exceptional, hand forged, one-of-a-kind harpoon tip fighter. It has been in a single private collection since it was created in the spring of 2010. It has never been used to cut and by all appearances, Mark could have made it yesterday.
The 13.6 inch blade was forged to shape from 1075 carbon steel. It features a clay zone differential heat treatment. This technique, borrowed from Japanese swords, uses clay to insulate the top half of the blade. The result is a softer, supportive spine, with a keen, long lasting cutting edge. The undulating transition line is called a hamon. It turns back at the tip, ensuring that the sharpened harpoon clip is also hard and resilient. An 800 grit hand satin finish lends an heirloom quality. The spine is hand fileworked in a vine pattern.
The carved handle is exceptional! Two sections of African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) surround a central circle formed from moose antler. Both the wood and antler were meticulously hand carved and textured. Detailed Celtic knotwork moves across the surface. The nickel silver guard and pommel are also hand 3D carved. A hand carved damascus finial completes the handle.
The knife is accompanied by a hand tooled Viking-inspired leather sheath with a nickel silver throat and tip. The sheath is hand tooled. The fittings are carved and textured to reflect the knife.
Exceptional work throughout!

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