River of Fire

Product Description for River of Fire

Maker: Bill Burke, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85258
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 11.40 in.
Total length: 17.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.32 in.
Item weight: 18.35 oz.
Blade: River of Fire pattern damascus forged to shape from 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels
Bolster: W's pattern quillion guard with fine silver ferrules
Handle: Fluted African blackwood with twisted fine silver wire
Description: River of Fire is a masterpiece and among the most dramatic daggers that I have encountered. The blade features a unique Damascus pattern Bill developed that he calls 'River of Fire". The highly complex pattern is a modification on firestorm pattern and displays a central river with rivulets of flame moving out and across the blade.
The quillion guard is formed from W's pattern Damascus. African blackwood has been meticulously hand fluted and is completed with twisted fine silver wire. Front and rear fine silver ferrules are set with Damascus fittings. Exceptional fit and finish throughout.
This dagger has been in a single private collection since it was made in the summer of 2007. At the time, Bill was a Journeyman Smith, approaching his Mastersmith test the following year. It has been meticulously cared for and is in new condition. An exceptional find!

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