Product Description for Duality
Maker: Bergh - Roger & Isak (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94260
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.25 in.
Total length: 9.25 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Item weight: 4.64 oz.
Blade: Three bar mosaic damascus blade
Bolster: Carved warthog tusk
Handle: Carved warthog tusk with edge cut fossil mammoth ivory
Sheath: Traditional Swedish rawhide sheath
Description: I have long been a fan of Roger Bergh's work. His control over Damascus and his skill at combining exotic materials set him apart as an artist. It is with great pleasure that I can present one of the true masterpieces created by Roger. Duality has been held in a private collection since it was sold by us in 2004 and has been meticulously cared for.
The blade is a multi-bar composite forged from three separate damascus bars. The center bar has tremendous complexity and detail, utilizing pure nickel for high contrast. The spine and edge bars are a firecracker pattern forged from 15N20 and 20C carbon steels. These steels result in an optimal carbon ratio for a long lasting edge.
A man's face is carved into the warthog tusk in incredible detail. The carving was done by Isak Bergh. The face has tremendous lifelike personality, with a natural appearance and long flowing hair. A natural check in the fossil warthog tusk lends the name to this exquisite knife. The two sides of the face each have their distinct personalities. A crosscut section of mammoth ivory forms the center of the handle. The natural grain structure of the mammoth ivory is clearly apparent and produces a very dramatic appearance. Surprisingly for such a heavily sculpted knife, the handle is extremely comfortable and fits perfectly into the hand.
As you would expect, the fit and finish are exceptional and the impact tremendous.
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