Black Dagger

Product Description for Black Dagger

Maker: Van Barnett (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 84891
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 13.75 oz.
Shipment weight: 19.5 oz.
Blade: Sculpted ladder pattern Damascus forged by Van from carbon steels
Bolster: Gold washed Damascus steel forged from carbon steels
Handle: Fluted jet black African blackwood
Description: Van Barnett's knives have a flowing sense of movement and lines rarely found in work by other bladesmiths. The ladder pattern Damascus blade has been deeply etched and highly polished, resulting in a dramatic chatoyancy similar to that of a tiger's eye gemstone. The dagger ground blade was hollow ground to accentuate the grind lines. As the blade approaches the ricasso it is highly sculpted in dramatic folds. The quillion guard and pommel are both formed from gold washed Damascus. The gold wash nicely compliments that 14k gold fittings. The handle is fluted African blackwood. I have rarely encountered blackwood as perfect and jet black. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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