Product Description for Artifact Dagger
Maker: Roger Bergh (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 1035
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.50 in.
Total length: 13.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.36 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Item weight: 11.60 oz.
Blade: Random pattern Damascus center with "Explosion" pattern Damascus edges, all forged from nickel and carbon steel
Bolster: Random pattern Damascus with shaped 18kt gold finials
Handle: Walrus ivory harpoon handle from late 1800's
Sheath: Heat treated masur birch and textured sterling silver throat and end cap. 18kt gold accent engraved with "Bergh"
Description: Roger is in no danger of losing the award for most exotic handle materials. It's very difficult to say what is the most striking thing about this dagger. The blade has a classic shape and the Damascus is very dramatic and well etched. The guard and quillions are two separate pieces, both of the same well-etched mosaic Damascus. The quillions have 18kt gold finials at the end. The handle is an artifact from the late 1800's and was originally the handle of a harpoon. It has a lanyard hole for the rope or thong used to pull it back in the case of a miss. The masur birch sheath is heat treated to a rich coffee brown. The throat and end cap of the sheath are textured sterling silver, which accents the gloss of the guard very well. This is a piece to be treasured.
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