"Coinspinner" Mastersmith Test Quillion Dagger

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Maker: Ed Caffrey, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 492
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.25 in.
Total length: 16.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Item weight: 14.20 oz.
Blade: Ladder pattern Damascus (1084 and 15N20 carbon steels)
Bolster: Blued mild steel
Handle: African blackwood with 99.9% silver twisted wire
Style: Quillion Dagger
Description: When a journeyman smith tests to become a mastersmith, the applicant must present five completed forged knives of various styles. At least one of these must be an art knife meeting the ABS requirement of a traditional pattern welded Damascus European Quillon type dagger with three hundred or more forged welded layers. This is often seen as the height of a maker's career. This is Ed's mastersmith test Quillion Dagger from when he became a mastersmith June 2000. Not surprisingly, the workmanship is beyond compare. Ed's sense of design, mixing classic European styles with a modern styled guard, creates an effect not to be matched anywhere else!

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