Best Sword of Show -- Blade West 2006

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Best Sword of Show -- Blade West 2006

Maker: Michael Rader, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84689
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 30.75 in.
Total length: 44.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 57.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 68 oz.
Blade: Wild Random pattern Damascus forged from 15N20, 5160, 8660 and 52100 carbon steels
Bolster: Antiqued bronze fittings
Handle: Highly figured walnut burl with a hand rubbed teak oil finish
Sheath: Accompanied by curly maple display stand with walnut accents
Description: Bladesmith Michael Rader has an artistic vision that is rarely matched. His attention to detail shines through and it is no surprise that this exceptional sword won Best Sword of Show at the 2006 Blade West Show. The sword is accompanied by the award from Blade West.
The long, wharncliffe style blade was hand forged to shape from a pattern that Michael calls Wild Random. The pattern incorporates bold tones and a mix of four separate carbon steels. Most notably, he has forged 52100 into the edge, for increased performance. his own ladder pattern Damascus combining three different carbon steels. The wharncliffe shape is immediately captivating. The guard and pommel are formed from antiqued bronze and have both been sculpted . The handle is formed from a long section of highly figured walnut burl. All this is accompanied by a display stand formed from curly maple with walnut accents.

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