Mosaic Damascus Parrying Ring Dagger

Product Description for Mosaic Damascus Parrying Ring Dagger

Maker: Jason Heinemann (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 104795
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 15.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 14.50 in.
Total length: 21.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.33 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.26 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 29.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 40.2 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Hot blued mild steel quillion guard and ring
Handle: Fluted black G10 with twisted silver wire inlay
Sheath: Custom black leather sheath
Description: We were excited when Australian bladesmith Jason Heinemann reached out to ask if BladeGallery would respresent his work. Jason clearly has an eye for the small details and is tremendously skilled in the forge. Jason began taking his bladesmithing career to the next level after taking classes at Australian bladesmithing school Tharwa Valley Forge in 2018 where he learned to create and refine complex damascus patterns. He currently prefers to make one-of-a-kind art knives with a focus on bowie knives, fighters, and daggers. This Mosaic Damascus Parrying Ring Dagger is an impressive display of craftmanship and could easily be the center of any collection!
During the 16th and 17th centuries, European fencing reached the height of popularity. Fencing schools opened up throughout Europe that began training how to fence with two edged weapons instead of a sword and shield. This would not have been possible without the development of the left-handed dagger which played an active role in both offence and defense. The large ring at the hilt of the dagger was used to protect the hand and knuckles when parrying an incoming attack.
The massive 15 inch blade is forged from Jason's own mosaic damascus, combining 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels. The complex pattern is extremely engaging and shows Jason's skill at the forge. The blade is perfectly symmetrical and features a fuller (blood groove) in the center of the blade. Daggers are among the hardest knives to grind -- any flaw in symmetry becomes immediately noticable.
The hot blued quillion guard is nicely sculpted and culimates in a large ring. Jason sculpted the ring to look like a traditional ring one would wear. The faceted "stone" sculpted from steel is a nice touch.
The handle is formed from black G10 that has been fluted and inlaid with twisted pure silver wire. The sculpted handle feels exceptional and offers excellent grip. The handle is surrounded by hot blued mild steel fittings and a 416 stainless steel spacer. It is finished with a mosaic damascus pommel. Showing tremendous attention to detail, the pommel can be twisted to fully disassemble the dagger if cleaning, maintenance, or repair is ever needed.
A custom black leather sheath made by Shane Partridge of Blacks Blades is included. The sheath features tooling and blue contrasting thread stiching on the front.
Daggers of this caliber are very rare to find, making this a true collector's piece!
Exceptional work throughout!

Availability: Not currently available