Ryoma Japanese Leg Dagger

Product Description for Ryoma Japanese Leg Dagger

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1889
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.00 in.
Total length: 15.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.26 in.
Item weight: 14.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 20 oz.
Blade: Clay tempered 1050 carbon steel with a very clear double temper line
Bolster: Antiqued and textured Chinese gold
Handle: Exceptional quality koa wood
Sheath: Exhibition grade European ash with a silk lanyard
Description: Anders creates works of art that are a fusion of cultures and it is not surprising that this Dagger won "Best Art Knife at the 2002 BAKCA Show. This dagger has many of the lines found in Anders' native Sweden. The construction has features most frequently found on Japanese swords, such as the ability to fully disassemble by removing a single peg in the handle. The result is spectacular. The habaki (blade sleeve) features different shaped carved cutouts on each side. All fittings are hand cast by Anders from Merlin gold and antiqued. The differentially hardened blade means that the edge is able to be extremely hard, whereas the center of the blade is softer, creating a much stronger dagger that will hold its edge. The double hamon (clay temper line) is particularly clear on the piece. The work on the wooden European ash sheath is meticulous, perhaps coming from Anders' earlier career as a Swedish fine furniture maker.

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