Ring Guard Dagger with Mosaic Damascus and Mammoth Molar

Product Description for Ring Guard Dagger with Mosaic Damascus and Mammoth Molar

Maker: Jason Heinemann (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107423
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 15.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 15.00 in.
Total length: 22.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.38 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.27 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 28.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 38 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Hot blued mild steel
Handle: Dyed and stabilized mammoth molar
Sheath: Snakeskin leather sheath with wood core
Description: Australian bladesmith Jason Heinemann 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 dagger is an impressive display of craftsmanship and could easily be the centerpiece of any collection! Perhaps not surprisingly, it was featured in Australian and New Zealand Knifemakers - 2023.
The massive 15-3/4 inch blade is hand forged from Jason's own mosaic damascus, combining 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels. The mosaic steel is stunning and immediately captivating. It features a symmetrical grind with a fuller (blood groove) in the center of the blade. Daggers are among the hardest knives to grind -- any flaw in symmetry becomes immediately noticeable.
The central column of the handle is wooly mammoth molar. The hot blued mild steel ring guard and ring are one piece with no welds. Spacers and the pommel are matching hot blued mild steel. Showing tremendous attention to detail, the pommel can be twisted to fully disassemble the dagger if cleaning, maintenance, or repair is ever needed.
To keep the dagger close at hand, a handmade sheath by Shane Partridge of Blacks Blades is included. The sheath features snake skin overlays which nicely complements the dagger.
Majestic work throughout!

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