Black Dragon

Product Description for Black Dragon

Maker: carlMichael Almqvist (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $685.00
Item num: 110450
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 6.90 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.40 in.
Total length: 12.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.13 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 7.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 11 oz.
Blade: Mosaic damascus forged from carbon steels by renowned Swedish knifemaker Roger Bergh
Bolster: Buffalo horn
Handle: Stabilized birch burl surrounded by bog oak oak
Sheath: Hand tooled Swedish leather custom sheath
Description: CarlMichael crafted his first knife at 15 years old. His 30 years of artistry are reflected in this exceptional Swedish utility knife. From the high performing damascus blade to the beautiful reindeer antler, this is sure to be a centerpiece of any collection, though it will beg to be brought out in the field. This knife has been in a private collection since it was made in 2009. It has been meticulously cared for and is in new condition. By all appearances, CarlMichael could have made it yesterday.
The blade is mosaic damascus forged by renowned knifemaker Roger Bergh. The high contrast, very controlled pattern is extremely engaging and shows Bergh’s considerable skill in the forge. By using carbon steels, Roger ensures the blade will have excellent edge holding. Roger's touchmark is on the right side of the blade. The blade is hollow ground for an easy to maintain edge.
The handle combines stabilized birch burl with bog oak. The bog oak was buried in a peat bog for hundreds or sometimes thousands of years. The extremely low oxygen conditions of the bog protect the wood from normal decay, while the underlying peat provides acidic conditions where iron salts and other minerals react with tannins in the wood, gradually giving it a distinct dark brown to almost black color. The handle is sculpted to provide a comfortable grip. The front and rear guards are contoured buffalo horn.
To keep the knife close at hand, a leather-wrapped custom sheath is included. The swivel-style sheath allows it to move out of the way when sitting down.
Excellent work throughout!

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