Damascus Mughal Khanjar with Turkish Walnut

Product Description for Damascus Mughal Khanjar with Turkish Walnut

Maker: Neels van den Berg, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $4,200.00
Item num: 109839
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 12.30 in.
Cutting edge length: 10.75 in.
Total length: 17.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.34 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 10.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 30.2 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Engraved bronze
Handle: Turkish mountain walnut
Sheath: Zipper case
Description: Visiting Mastersmith Neels van den Berg's workshop on trips to South Africa is always a real treat. His forge is pretty much in the middle of nowhere -- or at least if you kept driving down the road, that is clearly where it would end. The twisting road travels through veldt populated by zebra and other wild animals. Neels is well known for his war hammers, spike hawks, and highly refined knives. Neels was honored as a Mastersmith at Blade Show in June of 2022, joining an elite rank of the world's best knifemakers. He has quickly become known worldwide for his exceptional daggers and stilettos. This knife is his expression of a Mughal Khanjar and is one of his masterworks to date.
During the 16th century, a captivating trend of ornate bejeweled blades emerged in the Near East and South Asia. They showcase the exquisite craftsmanship that enchanted the entire region. Among these finely crafted weapons, intricately designed daggers as well as swords gained significant popularity across Turkey, Arabia, Persia, and India. Notably, the Mughals played a prominent role in shaping this trend, introducing a distinctive khanjar — a ceremonial emblem of power that also served as a formidable close combat weapon.
The 10-3/4 inch blade is forged from Neels' own mosaic damascus, combining carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding and chip resistance. Both the top and bottom edge of the hollow ground blade are fully sharpened. The blade features an engraving that elegantly transitions into the engraved bronze blade guard.
The handle is exhibition grade Turkish mountain walnut. This exotic wood has beautiful figure and is typically reserved for some of the world's finest firearms. The sculpted handle comfortably locks your hand in place for a sure grip. This Khanjar is light and nimble and is sure to be a centerpiece of any serious knife collection.
The knife is accompanied by a zipper case and an engraved challenge coin with Neels' Mastersmith test pass date.
Excellent work throughout!

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