Engraved Subhilt Bowie with Stag and Damascus

Product Description for Engraved Subhilt Bowie with Stag and Damascus

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107096
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.40 in.
Total length: 15.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 17.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 21 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 800 layer damascus combining 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: 416 stainless steel subhilt with Rose of Sharon engraving and 24k gold inlay
Handle: Stag
Sheath: Hand tooled leather custom 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.
The dramatic damascus blade was hand forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. The 800 layer ladder pattern immediately grabs attention. The damascus shows both his skills at the grinder and at the forge. The left side of the blade is stamped with Andrew's maker mark and the right side features his mastersmith stamp.
The handle is stag, meeting flawlessly with the 416 stainless steel sub-hilt. The engraving, which is done by Meers, is a hallmark of his work. The engraving depicts rose of Sharon (hibiscus) with 24k gold inlaid stamen. The front of the guard, which is also engraved and inlaid with gold, features two rose of Sharon. The pommel, which is carved to match the natural texture of the stag is also engraved and inlaid with 24k gold.
Exceptional work throughout!

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