Mokume and Burl
Product Description for Mokume and Burl
Maker: Andrew Meers (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96076
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.75 in.
Total length: 9.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.16 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.08 in.
Item weight: 8.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.8 oz.
Blade: Multi-bar damascus combining Turkish Twist with Ws damascus forged to shape from 1095 and L6 carbon steels
Bolster: Mokume gane forged from copper and fine silver
Handle: Stabilized burlwood
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath with caiman leather inlay
Description: Andrew Meers is a talented knifemaker originally from Boston, where he studied under Mastersmith JD Smith. A graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he has just completed a residence at the Appalachian Center for Crafts. Given the skill shown in this enticing utility knife, he is clearly on my list of makers to watch!
The dramatic damascus blade is a multi-bar composite. Three bars of twist pattern damascus are combined into a dramatic Turkish Twist. This is surrounded by an edge and spine Ws pattern damascus. The damascus shows both his skills at the grinder and at the forge. The steel clearly shows the influence of Mastersmith JD Smith, who is well known for his skills at creating damascus.
The burlwood handle has been stabilized and set on brass liners. Andrew forged mokume bolsters, combining copper with fine silver. The pattern in the mokume nicely complements the figured, swirling burl. Both the blade and full tang are distal tapered for a perfect balance.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched leather sheath with caiman leather inlay.
Exceptional work throughout!
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