Damascus Hunter with Mammoth Ivory, Sallow Root and Reindeer Antler

Product Description for Damascus Hunter with Mammoth Ivory, Sallow Root and Reindeer Antler

Maker: Roger Bergh (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $795.00
Item num: 100938
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.94 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 4.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.8 oz.
Blade: Damascus - hand forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Mammoth ivory
Handle: Mammoth ivory, sallow root burl, and reindeer antler
Description: Roger Berg's work doesn't make it over to the US nearly as often as it used to. His work is consistently inspiring and inspired. This Scandi hunting knife draws inspiration from the Sami puukko. It has been in a private collection and has been meticulously cared for. It was likely made around 1999-2001. By all appearances, it could have been made by Roger yesterday.
The blade was forged to shape from 20C and 15N20 carbon steels. The damascus shows tremendous skill at the forge. The right side of the blade is double marked with Roger's maker's mark. As he jokingly told me, "I must have been out of it that day". The blade features a high performance Scandi-grind.
The handle combines dyed and stabilized sallow root burl with a mammoth ivory 'bolster', reindeer antler, and a mammoth ivory pommel. The combined tones of the natural materials are enticing. The handle is very nicely shaped for a secure, comfortable grip. At the base, Roger created a slight choil. The mammoth ivory "bolster" shows the damatic Schreger lines inherent to mammoth ivory. The crosscut mammoth ivory bark pommel is particularly dramatic.
Excellent work throughout!

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