Mosaic Damascus Quillion Dagger with Fluted Black Ash Burl

Product Description for Mosaic Damascus Quillion Dagger with Fluted Black Ash Burl

Maker: Cody Hofsommer (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $3,500.00
Item num: 106220
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 11.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.40 in.
Total length: 17.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.18 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.35 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.32 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 19.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 27.2 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Carved 416 stainless steel
Handle: Stabilized black ash burl fluted and wrapped with twisted Argentium silver wire
Description: Minnesota bladesmith Cody Hofsommer has had a passion for knifemaking since he was young. He started learning the art of blacksmithing in 2003 and has hand-forged many knives over the years. His goal is to make a quality piece of art that can also be a practical, useful tool. He received his journeyman certification through the American Bladesmith Society in 2018. He competed on History Channel's show, Forged in Fire and was named champion after making a damascus pattern Spanish Conquistador sword (season 7 episode 18, aired January 22, 2020). We met Cody at Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia and were immediately blown away by his exceptional quality of work. His custom knives are some of the most refined you will ever encounter. We're keeping a close eye on Cody and expect him to become one of the 'greats'.
The 11 inch blade is forged from Cody's own mosaic damascus, hand forged from 1080 and 15n20 carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding and chip resistance. Daggers are one of the hardest blades to grind because it becomes extremely obvious if the blade is not ground perfectly. Cody's mark is on the left side of the ricasso and his J.S. mark on the right side.
The stabilized black ash burl handle is hand fluted and wrapped with twisted Argentium silver wire. Besides making a more durable, harder and more pure alloy of silver, Argentium silver is tarnish resistant. A fluted damascus spacer separates the handle from the polished 416 stainless steel quillion guard. The damascus pommel can be twisted to disassemble the knife if cleaning or maintenance is needed. Take-down construction requires tighter tolerances and shows Cody's focus on the small details.
Exceptional work throughout!

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