Product Description for Silver Serpent
Maker: Garri Dadyan (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 95203
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 12.20 in.
Total length: 17.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.12 in.
Item weight: 15.00 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from carbon steels
Handle: Solid sterling silver set with faceted gems
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.
Silver Serpent is a gorgeous example of the fine craftsmanship of this maker. The dagger ground blade is 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 233 grams of silver to create the handle. Each of the quillions is completed with highly detailed cobras. The eyes of the cobras are inlaid with faceted 2.25mm rubies. Each side of the guard is set a 7.5mm faceted amethyst. The center of the handle is set with 18-4mm garnets. Finally, the pommel is set with a 18mm faceted amethyst. All jewels used are natural gemstones and are meticulously faceted.
Exceptional fit and finish throughout! This piece truly deserves to be seen to be appreciated. Showing tremendous skill, Garri has made this dagger disassemblable. This allows it to be taken apart for thorough cleaning and repair.
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