Cattails Fighter

Product Description for Cattails Fighter

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98972
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 9.40 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.25 in.
Total length: 14.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.22 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 14.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 21.8 oz.
Blade: Multi-bar mosaic damascus forged to shape from 1095 and L6 carbon steels
Bolster: Antiqued O1 carbon steel oval guard with sterling silver inlay
Handle: Carved rosewood
Description: Andrew Meers is a talented knifemaker originally from Boston, where he studied under Mastersmith JD Smith. A graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he recently completed a residence at the Appalachian Center for Crafts. Given the skill shown in this enticing fighter, he is clearly on my list of makers to watch!
The dramatic damascus blade is a multi-bar composite. The bold pattern is immediately captivating. The damascus shows both his skills at the grinder and at the forge. The steel clearly shows the influence of Mastersmith JD Smith, who is well known for his skills at creating damascus.
The handle is formed from a solid piece of exhibition grade rosewood. The contoured handle provides a beautiful and comfortable grip. This is a knife you won't want to put down. An oval blade guard (tsuba) and ferrule are formed from O1 carbon steel that has been textured and antiqued. The guard depicts cattails. The ferrule shows lillypads. A mokume gane sepa is put in front of the guard.
Exceptional work throughout!

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