Le Grand Sweeper

Product Description for Le Grand Sweeper

Maker: Anders Högström (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 92206
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 14.00 in.
Total length: 20.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.35 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.27 in.
Item weight: 14.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 17.9 oz.
Blade: Multi-bar composite explosion pattern damascus forged by Robert Mattsson from carbon steels
Bolster: Antiqued and textured Sterling silver guard and pommel
Handle: Ancient walrus ivory
Sheath: Leather sheath
Description: Swedish knifemaker Anders Hogstrom creates works of art that have a meticulous fit and finish that is rarely found on other knives. This knife is among his masterpieces!
In Ander's own words, this knife is a beast. Oh, but what a beautiful beast! The blade alone measures in at 14 inches, with another six inches of handle behind that. Over 1/4 inch thick steel supplies much heft, with total weight at almost 15 ounces. The blade is a 4 bar explosion damascus incorporating a strand of nickel inset along the edge, and was forged by Robert Mattsson. An enormous amount of work went into creating the blade alone, and it shows. Four grooves have been hand cut into the flats, and the significant swedge is fully sharpened.
The handle is shaped from a very large piece of ancient walrus ivory, and has striking coloration - combining burnt cream, caramels, and striations of almost black. The minerals in the soil surrounding the material dictate the eventual colors the ivory acquires over tens of thousands of years. Antiqued and textured Sterling silver pins secure the handle. The handle has a swell in the palm and is very comfortable in hand.
All fittings are Sterling silver and are antiqued and textured. The prominent guard is an extended S, with an extra flair. The shaped silver has recesses with a darker patina than the raised portions. A hole has been created in the end for the possible use of a lanyard.
This knife is an impressive piece, not only in its size but every component is special and Anders ties it all together to make a magnificent item. It is accompanied by a traditional Swedish leather sheath.

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