Netsuke Fish Skinner

Product Description for Netsuke Fish Skinner

Maker: Tom Sterling (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85363
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 2.25 in.
Total length: 5.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.96 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 1.28 oz.
Shipment weight: 3.12 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, antiqued 1095 carbon steel
Handle: Carved netsuke style antiqued antler with fossil ivory and ebony double inlaid eyes
Sheath: Rawhide sheath with antler detail
Description: Tom Sterling, who is an internationally known netsuke artist in addition to being a knifemaker, brought his full skill to this piece. Netsuke is a Japanese art form that developed from small sculptural objects, or toggles, usually worn to suspend objects hung from the sash of the kimono) style. These highly sculpted art objects take tremendous skill and artistry.
The handle is carved in the netsuke style from antler. Double inlaid eyes of fossil ivory and ebony make the fish come alive. Tom has antiqued the handle, making have a true heirloom feel.
The skinner-style blade was hand forged to shape from 1095 carbon steel. It, too has been forge finished and antiqued. The knife is accompanied by a frontier style rawhide belt sheath. The rawhide was shaped and hardened to perfectly fit the blade. Ornamentation formed from antler finishes off the sheath.
Exceptional work throughout!

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