Product Description for Sunken Treasure
Maker: Roger Bergh (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 821
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.85 in.
Total length: 8.75 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Item weight: 5.00 oz.
Blade: Spirograph Damascus forge welded to a firecracker Damascus edge, all forged from carbon steel by Conny Persson
Handle: 300 year old oak recovered from a sunken ship with green birch burl fittings
Sheath: Hand tooled leather by Roger Bergh
Description: Swedish knifemaker Roger Bergh created the knife which many of us now think of as the Swedish Hunter. This exquisite example of his work has been in a single private collection since it was made by Roger back in the fall of 2001. It has never been used to cut and has not been sharpened since Roger made it. By all appearances, Roger could have made it yesterday.
This one was a collaborative effort between Roger Bergh and Conny Persson. Conny's damascus is perfectly melded to Roger's handle and sheath work.
The multi-bar damascus blade combines Conny's version of Spirograph damascus with a firecracker pattern edge. While most of us known the Spirograph pattern developed by Devin Thomas in the late 1990s, for several years after he developed the pattern, other bladesmiths tried to figure out how he created this extremely complex steel. Most noteworthy is that it is one of the first patterns where the damascus lines crossed each other. The right side of the blade has Conny's mark. The left side is Roger's mark.
Roger's work on his handles has always set him apart -- his ability to find rare and exciting materials continues to draw my attention. Here, he combined green birch burl fittings with dark toned oak that was recovered from a ship that sunk 300 years ago. Not only is the sunken oak an incredible material, but when combined with the green burl, it is extremely dramatic.
The knife is accompanied by a hand tooled leather sheath by Roger. Excellent fit and finish with a great feel in the hand.
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