Silver Wolf

Product Description for Silver Wolf

Maker: Garri Dadyan (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103981
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 9.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Blade: Damascus blade hand forged by renowned Swedish bladesmith Johan Gustafsson
Bolster: Carved sterling silver
Handle: Hand fluted deer antler with a sterling silver wolf pommel
Description: Garri Dadyan, born in Baku, Azerbaijan, was named a National Master Artist of the Soviet Union in 1985 for his unparalleled mastery of repousse metal work. In 1993 he became a member of the UNESCO International Federation of Artists in recognition of his superior artistry. A master metal worker, Mr. Dadyan employs the techniques of chasing, repousse, filigree and granulation, wax casting, engraving and niello with equal virtuosity. Working in solid sterling silver with precious stones, Garri brings old world mastery to the new world that few can emulate.
Silver Wolf is a gorgeous example of the fine craftsmanship of this maker. The damascus blade was forged from carbon steels by Johan Gustafsson. The multi-bar damascus blade comines 20C and 15n20 carbon steels into an intricate pattern. A mosaic damascus dragon is inlaid into the blade near the ricasso.
The handle is hand fluted deer antler. The quillion guard and pommel are both painstakingly sculpted from solid sterling silver. 95 grams of silver were used to create the pommel and quillion guard. The guard is flued to reflect the handle. Between the guard and the pommel, Dadyan set many faceted natural gem stones: 16-4mm garnets, 2-6mm garnets, 2-10mmx8mm oval tapaz, 1-7mm amethyst, 4-2.5mm diamonds, 2-2.9mm rubies, and 1-3.9mm pearl. The handle is completed with a detailed wolf’s head. The mouth is open, the tongue slightly out in a grimace, holding the solitary pearl. The wolf’s flowing hair is meticulously carved into the silver.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout! This piece truly deserves to be seen to be fully appreciated.

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