Engraved Frame Handle Damascus Dagger with Buckeye Burl: Best Dagger, Best Own Damascus - Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa Show, 2019

Product Description for Engraved Frame Handle Damascus Dagger with Buckeye Burl: Best Dagger, Best Own Damascus - Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa Show, 2019

Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $3,750.00
Item num: 100743
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 13.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 12.25 in.
Total length: 18.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 15.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 24.4 oz.
Blade: Hand forged three bar composite damascus blade
Handle: Dyed and stabilized buckeye burl
Sheath: Hand stitched American alligator sheath by Wilburn Leather
Description: Mastersmith Kevin Harvey is well known for his tremendous attention to detail -- only matched by his skill at design. This large dagger is among his masterpieces to date. This knife is tremendously light and nimble due to the frame construction. Given the incredible level of work, it is no surprise that it won Best Dagger and Best Own Damascus at the 2019 Knifemakers' Guild of Southern Africa Show.
The 13-1/4" double edge dagger blade is a masterpiece in and of its own right. The three-bar composite damascus blade combines a central feather pattern surrounded twist pattern damascus, set in opposing directions. A deep fuller travels along each side of the blade which dramatically reduces weight. Kevin's maker's mark is on the ricasso.
The handle features a frame construction. Dyed and stabilized buckeye burl (Aesculus californica) is surrounded by a nickel silver frame. The nickel silver ferrule and pommel are fabricated from sheets which dramatically reduces weight and provides better balance. Kevin's floral scroll engraving is featured on the ferrule and pommel. A nickel silver shield escutcheon is inlaid into both sides of the buckeye burl handle.
This knife is accompanied by a custom sheath made by Francesca Ritchie (Wilburn) of Wilburn Leather. It is formed from black and brown American alligator and has a belt loop to ride comfortably on the hip.
Award winning, exceptional work throughout from a well known master of his craft.


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