The Druid Sickle

Product Description for The Druid Sickle

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92204
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 7.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.62 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.19 in.
Item weight: 4.70 oz.
Shipment weight: 11 oz.
Blade: Damasteel stainless damascus
Handle: North Sea mammoth ivory
Description: Anders Hogstrom is well known for creating exceptional works of art with amazing fit and finish and attention to detail. This unique "concept" piece is absolutely no exception.
The Druid Sickle immediately captures the attention. A crescent shaped blade of beautiful damascus curves away from the mammoth ivory handle. The combination of the shape and materials is captivating! Anders used Damasteel for the blade, which is flat ground on one side with a central hollowed fuller and ground with a complex offset grind on the primary side. Both cutting edges are fully sharpened. Anders reports it was a complete nightmare to grind this knife free hand, and when you see this blade you will find that very believable.
The handle is North Sea mammoth ivory incorporating caramels with a considerable amount of rare slate blues and other dark colors. These colors are unique to each piece of ivory and are acquired over thousands of years from the minerals in the sediment surrounding the mammoth material. The mammoth sits atop bronze spacers which have been beveled, antiqued, and textured. The handle is shaped such that it can be held in a variety of different grips.
Anders made a stand from maple and ebony specifically for this knife and embedded a magnet which allows for the knife to be displayed and viewed from all sides without obstruction. This knife is a wonderful example of superior workmanship and artistry!

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