Integral Damascus Hunter with Stag

Product Description for Integral Damascus Hunter with Stag

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107622
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 10.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.42 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 10 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Integral damascus
Handle: Sambar stag
Sheath: Tooled black 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.
The dramatic damascus blade is hand forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels providing exceptional edge holding and chip resistance. The raised clip stops just short of being fully sharpened and could be sharpened if desired. The spine and choil are nicely rounded for additional comfort. The left side of the blade is stamped with Andrew's maker mark and the right side features his mastersmith stamp.
The bolster is integral to the blade, with the damascus pattern moving seamlessly from bolster to blade. This technique has superior structural integrity and requires a particularly talented smith to create in a custom setting.
The handle is a downturned section of premium sambar stag, providing a comfortable non-slip grip. The stainless steel end cap was carved to match the texture of the stag and engraved with a basketweave style design. This knife has great balance and feels exceptional in the hand.
To keep the knife close at hand, a tooled black leather sheath made by Andrew is included.
Exceptional work throughout!

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