Maiden of Deception Pass Dagger

Product Description for Maiden of Deception Pass Dagger

Maker: Tom Sterling (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1671
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.12 in.
Total length: 19.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.30 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.57 in.
Item weight: 46.00 oz.
Blade: Hand knapped Dacite obsidian
Bolster: Maple
Handle: American black walnut with pyrographed maple inlay
Sheath: Black walnut display stand
Description: Higgins and Sterling create masterworks that evoke an earlier era. This dagger is in the style of Northwest Native American carvings, and tells the legend of the Maiden of Deception Pass (Whidbey Island). The maiden's face is carved to exquisite detail in full on the front among swirling bull kelp, with just her eye visible on the obverse. The eye is formed from fossil mammoth ivory and inlaid with ebony for a realistic appearance. The huge dacite obsidian blade is percussion knapped with beautifully matched flake scars. Both makers have signed the maple guard.

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