Armenian Serpent

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Product Description for Armenian Serpent

Maker: Garri Dadyan (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1007
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 10.38 in.
Total length: 15.13 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.97 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Item weight: 24.00 oz.
Blade: Carbon steel forged in Tula, Russia
Handle: Copper covered with black and white nickel and intricately worked with traditional Armenian designs and chasing
Sheath: Same as handle
Description: Garri was honored as a National Master Artist of the Soviet Union in 1985 for his skill at these traditional Armenian knives. This piece features a snake's head hilt and sheath end cap. The chasing on the hilt and sheath are traditional designs and are a spectacular amount of work. Few artisans in the world are capable of work at this level. The blade was forged by the artisans of Tula, Russia, which has long been known as the major metalworking center of Russia. The blade has one narrow and one wide fuller on each side and a mirror polished finish.

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