Engraved Boot Dagger with Kudu Horn

Product Description for Engraved Boot Dagger with Kudu Horn

Maker: Ron Gaston (deceased 2006) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 101703
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.6 oz.
Blade: Hollow ground ATS-34 stainless steel with a hand-rubbed satin finish
Bolster: 416 stainless steel dovetailed to the scales, engraved by Bruce Shaw
Handle: Kudu horn scales set on a distal tapered full tang
Description: This precision made custom boot dagger was made by Ron Gaston around 2002. It has been in a private collection and has been meticulously cared for. It is in new condition and by all appearances, it could have been made yesterday.
Ron Gaston was a long time member of the Knifemakers Guild. He was one of the pioneers of the modern custom knife movement. His knives have been featured in all the major knife magazines and have been sold around the world. Ron's specialty was fixed blade knives. He was well liked throughout the knifemaking community and passed away in October of 2006.
The blade is hand hollow ground with dramatic lines. Each of the dagger-ground edges culminates in a Spanish notch. The blade is finished with an heirloom quality hand rubbed satin finish.
Kudu horn scales are set on the distal tapered full tang, ensuring strength and durability. They are perfectly fit to dovetailed satin finished 416 stainelss steel bolsters. The bolsters were hand engraved by Bruce Shaw. Bruce is among the most well known engravers in the custom knife industry. Bruce started engraving in 1978 and has been engraving full time since 1984.
Exceptional work throughout!

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