San Mai Bird and Trout
Product Description for San Mai Bird and Trout
Maker: Roger Bergh (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 884
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.88 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.87 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.13 in.
Item weight: 4.00 oz.
Blade: A new take on "San Mai" Damascus steel forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Carved buffalo horn
Handle: Sculpted oak recovered from 300 year old shipwreck with dyed maple burl spacer and buttcap
Sheath: Hand tooled leather with ivory bead on lanyard
Description: Roger shaped the handle on this wonderful piece to fit snugly into the hand. The guard is slightly curved to accommodate the forefinger, and either the small or ring finger fits into the grove at the butt. The artifact oak is a real treasure and is accented well by the green dyed maple burl and the buffalo horn. The lamination pattern on the blade is fascinating: it reminds me of seeing mountains in the distance through a haze. Each layer has a slightly different shade and is clearly visible. In a fascinating re-interpretation of San Mai, Roger has forged Damascus layers which are only revealed during grinding. The effect is spectacular.
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