Damascus Battle Axe with Sculpted Titanium

Product Description for Damascus Battle Axe with Sculpted Titanium

Maker: Mardi Meshejian, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,800.00
Item num: 100775
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 15.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.50 in.
Total length: 28.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 5.50 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.43 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.84 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.16 in.
Item weight: 75.00 oz.
Blade: Damascus - hand forged from 1095 and 15n20
Handle: Sculpted and anodized titanium
Sheath: Mesquite log display stand
Description: Journeyman Smith Mardi Meshejian is one of the true innovators of artful knife designs. His love for making sculptural pieces clearly shows through on this masterpiece. There is something wonderfully primitive and yet playful in this sculpted damascus axe.
The axe head was forged to shape from 15N20 and 1095 carbon steels, ensuring a keen, long lasting edge. By forging the head closely to shape, Mardi ensured optimal grain structure. As if the damascus wasn't captivating enough, Meshejian has hand carved the steel on both sides of the head. A large cutout reduces weight and features a tsuchime finish on the inside. Pins installed into both sides of the handle secure the head and prevent it from coming off the handle.
The handle is forged and carved from a solid piece of titanium. Mardi's style often incorporates ancient techniques (like the hand forged damascus head) with space age materials (like titanium) and this axe doesn't disappoint. The haft is meticulously carved for a particularly comfortable grip. The surface is orange peel textured, which both feels great and looks incredible. Finally, the titanium is differentially anodized.
Mardi has included a custom stand to display this impressive art piece. The base is cut from a mesquite wood log that still has its natural texture on the sides. A steel rod holds the axe head in place.
Exceptional work throughout from this impressive maker!

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