Damascus Push Dagger with Kingwood and African Blackwood

Product Description for Damascus Push Dagger with Kingwood and African Blackwood

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 106436
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.36 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.26 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 10.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.8 oz.
Blade: Hand forged multi-bar damascus, combining 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Handle: Kingwood and African blackwood
Sheath: Hand tooled leather sheath
Description: Mastersmith Andrew Meers is a talented knifemaker originally from Boston, where he studied under Mastersmith JD Smith. Andrew received his MFA in Blacksmithing/Metalsmithing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. A 2014 SNAG Early Career Artist Presenter, he is currently an instructor and resident artist at the Penland School of Arts and Crafts. Andrew won the Makers' Choice and Best of Show awards at the 2015 BladeGallery International Knife Show. A former Artist in Residence at The National Ornamental Metal Museum, he earned his Mastersmith certification from the American Bladesmithing Society in 2015. Andrew was the recipient of the B.R Hughes Award, given for the top piece submitted by a Mastersmith candidate. He is an artist that inspires many other knifemakers and is among my favorite knifemakers today.
Push daggers always evoke a time in history when gentlemen were sure to carry a knife such as this -- for defense or offense -- and the difference between a gentleman and a scoundrel was pretty small.
Meers hand forged the large push dagger blade, beginning with 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels. He combined a four separate bars of steel to create the complex pattern. The blade is extremely impressive and captivating. Fullers are carved into each side of the blade.
The handle combines kingwood and African blackwood. The ends of the handle are handle are each hand engraved.
This dagger is accompanied by a hand stitched, hand tooled leather sheath.
Absolutely spectacular. This is one of those knives where the photos can't do it justice.

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