Carved Fossil Walrus Ivory Folding Dagger
Product Description for Carved Fossil Walrus Ivory Folding Dagger
Maker: Rick Dunkerley, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 2858
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 2.82 in.
Total length: 7.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.75 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 3.40 oz.
Blade: Heat blued hearts pattern mosaic Damascus forged from pure nickel along with 1084 and 15N20 carbon steels
Bolster: Same as blade
Handle: Carved and textured fossil walrus ivory
Style: Model 31: Dagger ground folding liner lock
Description: Mastersmith Rick Dunkerley consistently creates knives that have perfect execution. Every so often, however, there is one that shines among the best knives that I have ever held, and this is one of those. The action is among the smoothest that I have ever felt.
The blade is dagger ground and features mirror polished, hot blued hearts pattern mosaic Damascus steel. By utilizing 15N20 and 1084 carbon steels along with pure nickel, Rick is able to bring out two very distinct shades of blue, along with pure silver lines. The thumb stud features a blue sapphire which reflects the blues in the blade.
The bolsters are created from the same steel as the blade and have been carved and textured. Cream toned fossil walrus ivory scales are dovetailed to the bolsters for a perfect fit. The scales have been carved and textured for a very dramatic effect that reflects Rick's efforts on the bolsters. The screws have been fileworked and heat blued. The 1084 backbar and 15N20 liners have been heat blued, fileworked, and textured.
Exceptional work throughout. Accompanied by certificate from the maker.
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