Knapped Steel Dagger

Product Description for Knapped Steel Dagger

Maker: Tom Sterling (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85150
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.33 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.22 in.
Item weight: 0.50 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.88 oz.
Blade: Hand forged and carved 1095 carbon steel
Bolster: Desert ironwood pommel and bolster
Handle: Elk antler with boxwood spacers
Sheath: Rawhide sheath with bone and fossil ivory beads
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 is 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 boxwood spacers. Textured desert ironwood is used for the pommel and bolster.
The accompanying sheath is a masterpiece. Rawhide was shaped and hardened to perfectly fit the blade. Ornamentation formed from bone beads is finished off with a fossil ivory dangly.
Exceptional work throughout!

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