Damascus Seax with Tamboti
Best Forged Knife, Brooklyn Knife Show

Product Description for Damascus Seax with Tamboti
Best Forged Knife, Brooklyn Knife Show

Maker: Joanne Wright (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 110173
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 9.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 9.50 in.
Total length: 15.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.47 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 9.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.6 oz.
Blade: Ladder pattern damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Nickel silver
Handle: Curly tamboti wood
Sheath: Tooled black leather
Description: Joanne Wright is a young, female bladesmith currently apprenticing under fellow South African bladesmith Stuart Smith. Joanne has also taken forging courses at renowned bladesmith school Heavin Forge taught by Mastersmith Kevin Harvey and Mastersmith Heather Harvey. In addition to bladesmithing, Joanne has a passion for martial arts which often comes across in her work. We are excited to offer her work on BladeGallery. Given the exceptional level of work, it is no surprise that this knife won Best Forged Knife in the Novice division of the 2023 Brooklyn Knife Show in Pretoria, South Africa.
The Seax is an elegant knife dating back over 1500 years. Most likely, it was originally developed by the Franks and was an effective weapon as demonstrated by its widespread popularity over the centuries.
The large 9-1/2 inch blade was hand forged from Joanne's own ladder pattern damascus, combining carbon steels to ensure excellent edge holding and chip resistance. The diamond-shaped blade is light and nimble for for high performance cuts. Both the spine and primary edge are fully sharpened allowing for full cutting power on a backswing. Joanne's touchmark is on the left side of the blade.
The handle is contoured tamboti wood (Spirostachys africana).This warm toned wood has an elegant figure with a dramatic curl. A nickel silver guard prevents your hand from sliding over the blade.
To keep the knife close at hand, a tooled leather custom sheath made by Joanne is included.
Excellent work throughout!

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