Folding Push Dagger with Damascus and Mammoth Ivory

Product Description for Folding Push Dagger with Damascus and Mammoth Ivory

Maker: Michael Vagnino, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $4,000.00
Item num: 108314
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.96 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 13 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus blade forged from 1095 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Blackened mild steel with fine silver inlays
Handle: Bark mammoth ivory
Sheath: Hand tooled leather custom sheath by Paul Long
Style: Backlock folder
Description: This Folding Push Dagger by Mastersmith Mike Vagnino has a tremendous sense of presence. A push dagger is a small knife with a "T" shaped handle, designed to be grasped in the hand so that the blade protrudes from the front of a fist, typically between the 2nd and 3rd fingers. The push dagger has a colorful history - it is believed to have originated on the Indian subcontinent, being brought west by the British. As the empire spread (and crumbled), push daggers gained favor among riverboat gamblers in Mississippi as a boot knife. They were also popular with early American law enforcement officials. This exceptional folding push dagger is a truly masterful creation!
Vagnino forged the mosaic damascus blade from 15N20 and 1095 carbon steels. The high contrast, complex pattern is immediately captivating.
Front and rear bolsters are integral to the liners. The blackened mild steel is inlaid with a line of fine silver. Bark mammoth ivory handle scales are heirloom fit to the bolsters. Pressing on the back lock allows the push dagger to convert into a standard knife and lock in place.
This convertible push dagger is accompanied by a hand tooled custom sheath built by Paul Long.
Excellent work throughout!

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