Quillion Dagger (Mastersmith Test Knife)

Product Description for Quillion Dagger (Mastersmith Test Knife)

Maker: Heather Harvey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2405
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.25 in.
Total length: 15.63 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.98 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.28 in.
Item weight: 13.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 18.5 oz.
Blade: 330 layer "Ladder & Flash" pattern Damascus steel forged by Heather
Bolster: Bronze pommel and guard with nickel silver spacers
Handle: Fluted box elder wood handle with twisted brass and silver wire
Sheath: Stiff leather covered with ostrich chick leather with a nickel silver tip and andalusite stone to represent the "Crusaders Cross"
Description: Coming back from the Blade show with mastersmith test knives is one of my great highlights of the year. In 2003, nine new mastersmiths joined the ranks. Five knives were made by each applicant that are the height of their work. These knives were judged by ABS Mastersmiths on fit and finish, as well as general artistry. The standards are exacting. This quillion dagger is the centerpiece of the presentation. With their sets of five knives, Kevin and Heather Harvey became the first husband and wife team of ABS Mastersmiths.
The blade, which measures in at 10 1/4" features Heather's Ladder & Flash pattern Damascus. This modification of the ladder pattern is unique and very dramatic. As you would expect, the grind lines are perfect. The bronze quillion guard and pommel are perfectly fit and bring the weight back into the handle. Texturing adds contrast and a definite air of elegance. The box elder fluted handle has a grain structure that moves through the handle. This is reflected in the alternating brass and silver twisted wire. The leather presentation sheath features a nickel silver tip and an andalusite decoration. This unique variety of andalusite is called "chiastolite". It contains black or brown clay and/or carbonaceous material inclusioned in the crystal which form into a the Crusader's Cross. Accompanied by certificate from the maker.

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