Snake Fetish Knapped Steel Dagger

Product Description for Snake Fetish Knapped Steel Dagger

Maker: Tom Sterling (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85149
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 10.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.64 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 8.88 oz.
Shipment weight: 15.36 oz.
Blade: Hand forged and carved 1095 carbon steel
Bolster: Rawhide wrapping
Handle: Elk antler with a boxwood spacer and desert ironwood pommel
Sheath: Rawhide sheath with bone and glass beads, antler and fossil ivory dangles and a moose antler carver snake fetish
Description: Tom Sterling is well known for his knapped stone knives. In the last year, he has begun forging and has been caught with the steel bug. Here, he has combined his new love of the forged blade with his knapped style.
This utility-style "knapped" dagger features a blade hand forged from 1095 carbon steel. The steel was then carved and hot blued to resemble a knapped stone knife. The handle is formed from antiqued elk antler with a boxwood spacer and a desert ironwood spacer. As with his stone knives, the blade is affixed in the handle using rawhide wrapping.
The accompanying sheath is a masterpiece. Rawhide was shaped and hardened to perfectly fit the blade. A snake fetish is carved from moose antler, showing off Tom's carving skills earned from years of working as a netsuke artist. Ornamentation formed from bone, glass, antler, and fossil ivory finish out the sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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