Product Description for Quetzalcoatl

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 91116
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Total length: 7.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.25 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.25 in.
Item weight: 12.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 13.68 oz.
Blade: 1050 carbon steel with a differential clay zone heat treatment
Bolster: Antiqued, textured bronze
Handle: Ancient walrus ivory and African blackwood with copper spacers and finial
Sheath: Single seamed, hand tooled, boot knife style sheath
Description: Anders's work is highly valued by collectors worldwide - he has consistently produced pieces with some of the tightest tolerances of any maker, anywhere. A recurrent theme in his work is his inspired fusion of Japanese and Nordic styles, creating pieces that are bold, elegant, and truly unique. Quetzalcoatl is among my favorite knives by Anders and is inspired by Aztec ceremonial blades.
The 3-1/2 inch blade is a broad leaf shape that is tremendously captivating. The hamon (temper lines) created by Anders' clay heat treat process result in a knife that has excellent edge retention, while also having the support of a softer central ridge. Double hamon lines are created by quenching the blade twice. This creates multiple hardness zones within the blade and is particularly difficult to achieve, showing the tremendous skill of the maker.
The bolster and central pin are formed from antiqued bronze. The handle moves seamlessly into African blackwood and ancient walrus ivory. Copper spacers and a final bring in warm tones. Exceptional fit and finish throughout!

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