'Tyrant Ant' Dagger with African Blackwood

Product Description for 'Tyrant Ant' Dagger with African Blackwood

Maker: Willie van der Merwe (Ant Knives) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 100791
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.30 in.
Total length: 14.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 13.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 18.6 oz.
Blade: Hand ground N690 stainless steel
Bolster: Sculpted bronze fittings
Handle: African blackwood
Description: South African knifemaker Willie van der Merwe hails from Hartbeespoort. Though he started making knives in 2016, he has already developed into a spectacularly creative and focused knifemaker. Given the tremendous skill of his work, it is no surprise that he won Best New Knifemaker at the 2018 Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa Show.
This dagger shows Willie's tremendous. The leaf-shape blade is perfectly ground from N690 stainless steel. The high polish is a perfect choice for the symmetrical blade.
The quillion guard and pommel were formed from antiqued bronze. Polished nickel silver spacer provide a nice accent. The rounded handle is formed from jet black African blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon).
This dagger is able to be fully disassembled for maintenance and cleaning. Creating a knife that is able to do this shows a particularly good attention to detail and precision.
This is the 97th knife that Willie has made to date.
Exceptional work throughout.

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