Integral Damascus Caping Knife with Stag

Product Description for Integral Damascus Caping Knife with Stag

Maker: Luiz Gustavo-Gonçalves, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $2,000.00
Item num: 106205
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 2.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 5.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.19 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 3.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged Turkish Twist pattern damascus, combining 1095 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus with gold inlay and overlay
Handle: Red stag
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: Journeyman Smith Luiz Gustavo Gonçalves is among the greatest Brazilian bladesmiths alive today. He is a protégé of Eduardo Berardo. His work, which has won numerous awards, clearly speaks for itself.
This integral caping knife was hand forged from L Gustavo's own Turkish Twist damascus. Six bars of opposing twist pattern damascus were combined to create this dramatic pattern. The blade was forged to shape, allowing the twisted steel to perfectly follow spearpoint blade. Gustavo's maker's mark and JS are inlaid in raised 24k gold. The damascus pattern moves seamlessly into the integral damascus bolster. Creating integral knives takes a particularly talented bladesmith and L Gustavo is clearly up to the task. The bolsters are inlaid, overlaid, and engraved with gold leaves and vines.
The natural texture of the red stag handle provides a sure, comfortable grip. The handle is completed with a damascus pommel and finial. Like the blade, these are ornamented in gold.
This is a truly majestic caping knife and is sure to be the highlight of most any collection.

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