"Celtic Pugio" Dagger

Product Description for "Celtic Pugio" Dagger

Maker: Tom Sterling (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1984
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 5.25 in.
Total length: 12.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.93 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.54 in.
Item weight: 6.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 21.04 oz.
Blade: Percussion flaked extremely high quality transparent peach obsidian
Bolster: Maple and Gabon ebony
Handle: Bolivian rosewood with boxwood liners
Description: The team of Tom Sterling and JP Higgins is a formidable force. Joe Higgins, who has been flint knapping knives for over 10 years, created the blade of this masterpiece with precision. This skill is matched in the detailed handle created by Tom Sterling, who has brought his attention to detail learned as an internationally known netsuke artist to this piece.
A cultural fusion of Celtic designs and the Roman "Pugio" style dagger are manifested in this masterpiece by Tom Sterling and JP Higgins. The Roman "Pugio" dagger was the utility knife carried by every Roman soldier and was used for general purposes ranging from cooking dinner to dispatching enemies. The Bolivian rosewood handle has pyrographed Celtic knots on boxwood inlays in the handle. The blade was percussion flaked from peach obsidian, which is extremely rare and only found in central Oregon.
Accompanied by black walnut presentation box.

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