Engraved D-Guard Bowie with Mosaic Damascus and Mammoth Ivory

Product Description for Engraved D-Guard Bowie with Mosaic Damascus and Mammoth Ivory

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 108712
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 12.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 11.30 in.
Total length: 17.40 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.96 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.27 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.07 in.
Item weight: 46.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.4 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Forged D-guard with silver inlaid hand engraving
Handle: Mammoth ivory
Sheath: Tooled leather sheath with alligator inlay
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 massive mosaic damascus blade was hand forged from 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels. The intricate mosaic damascus pattern immediately grabs attention. The damascus blade shows both his skills at the grinder and at the forge. The top clip stops just short of being fully sharpened and moves into a fuller ground into the spine. The left side of the blade is stamped with Andrew's touchmark and the right side features his Mastersmith mark.
The handle is a downturned section of ancient mammoth ivory. The selection of mammoth combines natural coffee and cream tones with rare green tones. The forged D-guard shows Andrew's skills at their best. The blackened guard is hand engraved and inlaid with fine silver and 24k gold by Andrew. The front of the guard features mokume (forged from copper and silver) and fine silver spacers. Fluted stainless steel spacers finish the handle.
To protect the knife, a sheath handmade by Andrew is included. The tooled black leather sheath features a white alligator leather inlay and a silver-inlaid and engraved frog.
Exceptional work throughout!

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