Fossil Steller's Sea Cow Bone & Blackwood by Steve Torok Folder Type: Gentlemen Large Linerlock Blade Length: 2 7/8 inches Overall Length: 7 13/16 inches Blade Steel: "Ladder" pattern Damascus High Carbon Steel Handle Material: Fossil Steller's Sea Cow Bone Bolster Material: Blackwood Thumb Knob Gemstone: Red Sapphire which has been graded IF (which is the highest grade given and means the gemstone is internally flawless and free of inclusions) Filework: On top of blade and li
Fine Kinjal, Caucasus, circa 1800. Blade with gilt inscription and bone hilt with gilt ornaments. Very fine niello scabbard. Provenance: From an old important private collection in Alsace. Top of the scabbard missing, hilt slightly chipped, gilding worn in some places.
Persian jambiya, 19th century, steel, bone, gold, H. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); H. of blade 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); W. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm); Wt. 16.3 oz. (462.1 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
South African knifemaker George Muller created this exceptional knife at a remarkably low price. The bolsters and hollow ground blade are made from gorgeous Damascus. The spine of the blade and titanium liners have been beautifully file-worked. Fossil mammoth ivory scales are dovetailed to the Damascus bolsters. An exceptional custom knife with incredible fit and finish.
Parrying dagger (pugnale bolognese), ca. 1550–75; Italian. Partly gilt steel, brass & wood. Designed to be used together with a rapier, this dagger is fitted with a side ring, recurved quillons & a depression at the base of one side of the blade to accommodate the thumb and facilitate a firmer grip. The waves in the blade may be intended to act like "speed bumps" in breaking the impact of a blow from an opponent's blade. The piercing of the fullers (grooves) is decorative.