Flying Dragons Damascus Push Dagger with Forge Textured Bronze

Product Description for Flying Dragons Damascus Push Dagger with Forge Textured Bronze

Maker: Shane Taylor, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $3,500.00
Item num: 109380
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.20 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 7.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.77 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 10.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.2 oz.
Blade: 3 bar damascus blade forged from carbon steels
Handle: Forge textured bronze
Sheath: Hand stitched leather custom sheath
Description: Mastersmith Shane Taylor is best known for one-of-a-kind art knives, with an emphasis on pictorial mosaic damascus and highly engraved art knives. His unique vision is influenced by steam punk and gothic aethetics.
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 and eventually found their home in the vest of gentlemen in the San Francisco gold rush. They were also popular with early American law enforcement officials. The push dagger is a unique combination of weapon and art -- a gentleman gambler's last assurance in a bygone year.
The 6.2 inch blade combines three separate bars of damascus steel. Twist pattern edge bars surround a complex mosaic damascus center. The center bar shows detailed images of flying dragons. The blade immediately grabs attention. Very few bladesmiths can make damascus patterns this intricate with very little distortion in the pattern. Because the knife is forged from carbon steels, we recommend using camellia oil to oil the blade and natural walrus ivory handle. Shane's maker's mark is inlaid on the ricasso in 24K gold.
Forged textured bronze handle scales provide a sure, comfortable grip. Screws are heat colored and textured.
This exceptional one-of-a-kind push dagger is accompanied by hand stitched custom leather sheath.
Simply exceptional!

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