Princess Dagger with Ancient Walrus Ivory

Product Description for Princess Dagger with Ancient Walrus Ivory

Maker: Rod Chappel (deceased) (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,800.00
Item num: 109713
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.25 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.70 in.
Total length: 14.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.28 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.28 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 24.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 27 oz.
Blade: 440C stainless steel with a mirror polish
Bolster: Polished stainless steel
Handle: Ancient walrus ivory
Sheath: Hand stitched leather custom sheath
Description: This is an exceptional knife by renowned knifemaker, Roderick Chappel. Master Craftsman Roderick “Caribou” Chappel, was a custom knifemaker based primarily out of Washington state. His blades were high-caliber works of art. He was an artist that brought his pen and paper drawings to life with ease and dexterity. A trail blazer, his passion for knifemaking greatly impacted the custom knifemaking industry. His artistry is immortalized through his unique one-of-a-kind knives, daggers, and bowies. Notorious for his ergonomic hand sculpted grips and the superior mastery in his sweeping grinds, he implemented a hollow grind with a rolled convex edge that would be resilient and sharp through many events of usage. Sadly, Chappel passed away in 2017. This knife has been in a single collection and is in new condition. By all appearances, Rod could have made it yesterday.
The 7-1/4 inch dagger ground blade is mirror polished 440C stainless steel. One side is marked: "September 4th 2005 / Arlington, Wa / S.S. 440c". The other is marked Roderick Caribou Chappel ……./ Princess Dagger // No 1.
The handle is ancient walrus ivory, sculpted for a comfortable grip. The guard and pommel are sculpted and polished stainless steel. Alternating black and red fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes.
This knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather custom sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days