Product Description for Lev
Maker: Garri Dadyan (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 93072
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.90 in.
Total length: 12.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.45 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 19.00 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.19 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.16 in.
Item weight: 15.00 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Solid sterling silver repousse set with faceted topaz
Description: Garri Dadyan, born in Baku, Azerbaijan, was named a National Master Artist of the Soviet Union in 1985 for his unparalleled mastery of repousse metal work. In 1993 he became a member of the UNESCO International Federation of Artists in recognition of his superior artistry. A master metal worker, Mr. Dadyan employs the techniques of chasing, repousse, filigree and granulation, wax casting, engraving and niello with equal virtuosity. Working in solid sterling silver with precious stones, Garri brings old world mastery to the new world that few can emulate.
Lev (Russian for Lion) is a gorgeous example of the fine craftsmanship of this maker. The damascus blade was forged from carbon steels.
Painstakingly sculpted from solid sterling silver, the handle features an abundance of amazingly detailed carving and engraving. Vines, tiny flowers, and scrollwork abound on the handle, guard, and pommel. Garri used 215 grams of silver to create the handle. The handle is completed with a detailed lion's head. The mouth is open, the tongue slightly out in a grimace. The lion's flowing hair is meticulously carved into the silver. The eyes are inlaid with 3.5mm faceted natural topaz.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout! This piece truly deserves to be seen to be appreciated.
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