Abyssal Dagger

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Product Description for Abyssal Dagger

Maker: Tom Sterling (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 85779
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.80 in.
Total length: 7.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 9.92 oz.
Blade: Hand forged, engraved and carved 1075 carbon steel
Handle: Integral forged, engraved and carved 1075 carbon steel
Sheath: Presentation stand made from cocobolo and elk antler
Description: Another in the "ugly fish" series, the Anglerfish is carved from hand forged 1075 carbon steel. Tom mixes metal carving with engraving and inlay to create vivid, dynamic fish. One side portrays a deep sea viperfish. On the other is a giant squid. The eyes have been inlaid with silver for a vivid, lifelike appearance. The eyes show the strongest evidence of Tom's experience with netsuke (small sculptural objects, or toggles, usually worn to suspend objects hung from the sash of the kimono). Accompanied by a presentation stand made from cocobolo and elk antler. Exceptional work throughout!

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