Arctic Art

Product Description for Arctic Art

Maker: carlMichael Almqvist (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85325
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.87 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 4.48 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.64 oz.
Blade: Multibar Damascus blade forged by Andre Andersson
Handle: Engraved reindeer antler and curly birch wood
Sheath: Traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Michael Almqvist has been a knifemaker for nearly 30 years, having crafted his first knife at 15. The many years of artistry clearly show in this exceptional Nordic hunter.
The multi-bar composite Damascus blade was forged by renowned Swedish bladesmith Andre Andersson. Firecracker pattern mosaic Damascus edge and spine bars are forged from 20C and 15N20 carbon steels for a keen, long lasting edge. A central bar of random pattern Damascus is bold and immediately grabs attention. As is traditional in Nordic countries, the blade is created by a true master of the forge, whereas the handle is created by a knifemaker who has focused exclusively on that. This focus allows an amazing level of skill to be developed.
The handle is formed from curly birch that has been inlaid with reindeer antler. The antler has been meticulously engraved (not scrimshaw) with a traditional Sami pattern of interwoven ribbons. The detail is incredibly clear and well done. The accompanying hardened leather sheath is perfectly fit to the knife and also made by carlMichael. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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