Wire Rope Stuorraniibbi

Product Description for Wire Rope Stuorraniibbi

Maker: Eric O. Bergland (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2331
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 9.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.22 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Item weight: 6.08 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.16 oz.
Blade: Wire Rope (cable) Damascus forged by the maker
Bolster: Stabilized reindeer antler
Handle: Flame pattern big leaf maple
Sheath: Four piece sheath created from reindeer antler and steer hide
Description: This Sami style knife and sheath are modeled after the 19th century Sami large utility knives known as stuorraniibi (literally 'big knife' in Sami language). The Damascus blade was forged by Eric under Wendell Fox's coaching. The resulting cable Damascus has excellent patterning and an edge that evokes flames. This theme in continued in the flame pattern grain of the big leaf maple wood used on the handle. Alternating reindeer hide and reindeer horn spacers complete the handle. The half horn sheath is created from four separate reindeer horn sections. This technique is very hard to accomplish and has been implemented with precision. Mosaic pins are used throughout. Cutouts in the sheath reveal the blade when contained. The leather upper has a single sheath at the back. A hand forged hanger holds the belt loop to the sheath. Excellent fit and finish throughout.

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