Damascus Tyrant Ant Dagger with Fluted Rooibos

Product Description for Damascus Tyrant Ant Dagger with Fluted Rooibos

Maker: Willie van der Merwe (Ant Knives) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,600.00
Item num: 100792
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 15.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 14.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 27.8 oz.
Blade: Asteroid pattern damascus forged from caron steels by Pieter Goosen
Bolster: Sculpted bronze fittings
Handle: Hand fluted rooibos with twisted fine silver wire
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 skills at their best. The leaf-shape blade is perfectly ground from Asteroid pattern damascus forged by Pieter Gossen. The high contrast damascus is a perfect choice for the symmetrical blade.
The quillion guard and rose pommel were formed from blackened bronze. Polished nickel silver spacer provide a nice accent. The fluted handle is beautifully carved from Rooibos (Combretum apiculatum). The top of each flute in inlaid with fine silver (.999) twisted wire.
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 100th knife that Willie has made to date.
Exceptional work throughout.


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