Large Heron Dagger

Product Description for Large Heron Dagger

Maker: Tom Sterling (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3403
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 7.50 in.
Total length: 18.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 3.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.64 in.
Item weight: 15.92 oz.
Shipment weight: 45.04 oz.
Blade: Percussion flaked dacite (a close cousin of obsidian)
Handle: Polychromed, pyrographed and carved Northwest yew with black walnut furniture
Sheath: American black walnut display stand
Description: This is an outstanding large percussion knapped artwork. 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 large 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.
The handle is carved to represent a heron in the style of Northwest Native Americans. The eyes are double inlaid with fossil mammoth ivory and horn (on both sides) in the netsuke style brought by Tom to this outstanding team.
The blade is beautifully percussion flaked dacite with deep flake scars for a very dramatic appearance. Both artists have signed the handle. This exquisite presentation piece comes with an American black walnut display stand.

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