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Maker: Jeffrey E. Driscoll (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 3413
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.12 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 4.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 28 oz.
Blade: Mosaic Damascus blade forged from carbon steels in Sweden by Mattias Styrefors
Bolster: African Mopane wood with nickel silver fileworked rod ornamentation
Handle: Nordic birch burl, double dyed and stabilized with buffalo horn and nickel silver spacers
Sheath: American maple burl, double dyed and stabilized with fileworked decorations and a nickel silver upper with acid etched honeycomb ornamentation
Description: Jeff Driscoll has an amazing sense of design, creating unique knives that are extremely well executed. He pulls heavily on Nordic knives, using blades from the best bladesmiths from Nordic countries. This masterpiece required over 250 hours to complete.
This knife takes a pentagon as the starting point in a styled, formal art deco theme. Five lines converge at the end of the handle, holding an orb aloft. This forms an exceptionally comfortable and secure hand hold. As the lines move toward the blade, the sculpted handle moves through Nordic birch burl, across nickel silver spacers, onto buffalo horn, and finally onto dark African mopane wood.
The blade was forged by renowned Swedish bladesmith Mattias Styrefors. The center of the multi-bar composite is mosaic Damascus forged from 15N20 and 20C carbon steels along with pure nickel. The edge bars are a firecracker pattern and are forged from 15N20 and 20C for exceptional edge holding. The blade has been heat blued to deep golden purple tones.
The sheath is formed from a single, unsplit piece of American maple burl. Bras ornamentation has been fileworked. The pentagon upper is formed from nickel silver and has been acid etched into pentagon honeycombs. This sits (and can be removed from) a brass stand, which provides a secure presentation place for this exceptional art knife. Excellent fit and finish throughout.
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