Medieval Dagger with Maple Burl

Product Description for Medieval Dagger with Maple Burl

Maker: Rucus Coetzee (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 107978
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.90 in.
Total length: 16.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.28 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.11 in.
Item weight: 12.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 16.6 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 5160 carbon steel with an antiqued finish
Bolster: Antiqued and textured brass fittings
Handle: Dyed and stabilized maple burl
Sheath: Tooled brown leather custom sheath
Description: Rucus Coetzee began making knives in 2010 when he started working at Heavin Forge under ABS Mastersmiths Kevin Harvey and Heather Harvey. He began forging blades immediately and joined the Knifemakers' Guild of Southern African in September of 2011 (making him -- at the age of 20 -- the youngest member -- an honor previously held by Kevin Harvey). In 2013, he started his own workshop and began creating many different styles of knives and blades from hunting knives to kitchen knives, though Rucus' interest in bladesmithing comes from his love for history and historical weapons. He spends a lot of time researching these weapons, then creates one of his own. They are never 100% copies of originals. Instead, he tries to introduce his own style into the historically inspired piece.
This Medieval Dagger shows Rucus's excellent skills as a bladesmith. His combination of materials and finishes provides a canvas that tells an age old story.
The blade is hand forged 5160 carbon steel and features an antiqued finish. 5160 is an exceptional steel for hard use knives. It provides maximum toughness and resistance to breakage and chipping while maintaining good wear resistance.
The handle is dyed and stabilized maple burl. The contoured handle feels exceptional in hand. The brass guard and pommel are antiqued and textured providing an aged look.
To keep the knife close at hand, a tooled brown leather custom sheath is included.

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