Ginkgo Utility

Product Description for Ginkgo Utility

Maker: Andrew Meers, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 99811
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.80 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.25 in.
Total length: 9.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.40 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 7.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.2 oz.
Blade: Woodgrain pattern damascus forged from 1084 and 15n20 carbon steels
Bolster: Textured and antiqued mild steel with inlaid silver ginkgo leaves
Handle: Kingwood set on coined brass spacers
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath with stingray leather inlay
Description: Mastersmith Andrew Meers is a talented knifemaker originally from Boston, where he studied under Mastersmith JD Smith. Andrew received his MFA in Blacksmithing/Metalsmithing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. A 2014 SNAG Early Career Artist Presenter, he is currently an instructor and resident artist at the Penland School of Arts and Crafts. Andrew won the Makers' Choice and Best of Show awards at the 2015 BladeGallery International Knife Show. A former Artist in Residence at The National Ornamental Metal Museum, he earned his Mastersmith certification from the American Bladesmithing Society in 2015. Andrew was the recipient of the B.R Hughes Award, given for the top piece submitted by a Mastersmith candidate. He is an artist that inspires many other knifemakers.
The clip point blade was forged to shape from Andrew's own woodgrain pattern damascus. As the blade moves into the handle, the full tang has been hand fileworked for a secure, comfortable grip.
Kingwood (Dalbergia cearensis)scales are contoured. The dark toned wood has darker lines moving through. It is set with stainless pins. The scales meet with antiqued and textured bolsters. These are inlaid on each side with engraved fine silver ginkgo leaves. The leave are meticulously created and have tremendous detail. Bolsters and scales are set on coined brass spacers. Both the blade and full tang are distal tapered for perfect balance.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath with stingray leather inlay.
Exceptional work throughout!

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