Mediterranean Dirk

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Product Description for Mediterranean Dirk

Maker: Kevin Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1014
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 24.80 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, differentially heat treated 1055 carbon steel with partially fileworked spine and hand rubbed satin finish
Bolster: Hand filed antique copper with nickel silver spacers
Handle: Mopani wood with twisted copper and iron wire wrap and fileworked copper fittings with a nickel silver spacer
Sheath: Wild olive and African blackwood stand
Description: This is a traditional Mediterranean dirk employs native South African materials and a spark unique to South African makers. The handle of this beauty is made of mopani wood, a hardwood found in the Zambezi Valley, that is also popular for aquarium displays because of its water resistant properties. Accenting the mopani is twisted copper and iron wire wrap. The antiqued copper fittings give this piece a very renaissance look. Adding to its sense of age, Kevin has left a single hammer blow on the right side of the knife for accent. The knife weighs 5 oz by itself.

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