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"Vindicator" Counterterrorism Tacical Combat Push/Punch dagger, obverse side view in ATS-34 high molybdenum-chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Camo coyote, blacck, olive drab G10 fiberglass/epoxy composite handle, hybrid tension lock sheath in coyote brown kydex, brown stainless steel, titanium, anodized brown aluminum
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Argyre

"Argyre" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Tigereye quartz gemstone handle, python skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
"Argyre" Fine Handmade Custom Knife
  • Size: Knife: Length overall: 12.25" (31.1 cm), Blade Length: 6.5" (16.5 cm), Thickness: .220" (5.6 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 14.5 oz. (411 grams) Sheath: 7.2 oz. (204 grams)
  • Blade: 440C high chromium stainless steel, hardened and tempered to 59.5HRC, mirror polished
  • Bolsters, Fittings: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel, mirror polished
  • Handle: Tiger eye Quartz Gemstone
  • Sheath: Hand-carved leather, hand-dyed, inlaid with Python skin
  • Knife: A great knife for a great client, Argyre is the name of a mythical island of silver, from Greek and Roman mythology. The brilliant silvery color of chromium is at the forefront of this Argyre, in bright mirror polished high chromium steel. My client requested 440C high chromium martensitic stainless steel for the blade, for its great durability, edge holding, and beauty with the high corrosion resistance that only high chromium steel alloys can offer. With 17 percent chromium, this is a very hard and corrosion resistant blade suitable for a very long life; typically, knives made of this steel last for generations with little care. I hollow ground the tanto style blade with a deep and accurate hollow grind, creating a thin and long-lasting cutting edge, yet backed it with a thick and substantial spine. The blade has an aggressive angular point and a half-length top swage that reduces the point cross sectional thickness while preserving good spine strength. The knife has full filework around the fully tapered tang with my sunrise pattern: deep, punchy, and well executed. The knife is bolstered with zero-care high nickel, high chromium 304 austenitic stainless steel, the same steel used to create high strength, corrosion resistant nuts, bolts, and fasteners. The bolsters are rounded, contoured, radiused and polished for comfort and smoothness, and the rear bolster has a chamfered 3/8" lanyard hole so my client can have extra security when needed. The knife is handled with Tiger Eye Quartz gemstone, a silicified crocidolite that has a well established following and reputation in the gemstone world. The Tiger Eye exhibits a beautiful chatoyancy (cat's eye) effect when turned in the light, and these large scales of the gem are quite striking from any angle. The gem scales are bookmatched, and a nice vein of metallic hematite girdles the handle for visual interest. The golds, yellows, and bands of blues give the handle a handsome appeal, and the gem is polished and very smooth and comfortable throughout. The knife feels solid and formidable in the hand, with the balance point at the forefinger placement.
  • Sheath: My client requested a sheath with snakeskin inlays, so I created this one in 9-10 oz. leather shoulder, hand-carved, hand-dyed to a dark brown, inlaid with Python skin. The sheath is stitched with brown polyester for strength and water resistance, and the inlays are in the front, back, and even in the large belt loop. The sheath is sealed with an acrylic gloss sealer, waxed and hand buffed for resistance against the elements and beauty.
  • This is a unique, handsome, robust knife with great character and feel, a great addition to any collection and a pleasure to use and own.

Thanks, S. Y.!

It's here!!! I absolutely love it!!!
Thank you so much.

--S.


--And a follow up:

Hello Mr. Fisher,
Everyone says the same thing, "That's not a knife, it's art work" People like the sheath as much as the knife!!!
Very happy with it.
Thank You,

--S.


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"Argyre" reverse side view. Sheath has heavy zigzag stitching on large belt loop with python skin inlays on back and loop "Argyre" spine filework, edgework detail. Tang is fully tapered for balance, bolsters are dovetailed to lock gemstone  handle scales to tang "Argyre" inside handle tang view. All surfaces are rounded, contoured, radiused, polished and smoothed for comfort "Argyre" obverse side handle detail. Handle is comfortable blend of gemstone and stainless steel, outlasting all other knife handle materials "Argyre" reverse side handle detail. Rear fishtail bolster gives good grip profile, large finger ring is chamfered for easy fitting of lanard "Argyre" obverse side gemstone handle scale detail. Tiger Eye Quartz is crocidolite, with areas of blue, gold, and veins of hematite "Argyre" reverse side gemstone handle detail. Note veins of hematite in tiger eye, a chatoyant gemstone standard "Argyre" point detail. Very aggressive tanto point is smooth, razor keen and beautiful in mirror polished hardened stainless steel "Argyre" sheathed view. Sheath is deep and protective, with beautiful inlay panels of Python skin in heavy leather shoulder. "Argyre" sheath front detail. Python skin is inlaid in leather, bonded, sealed with acrylic, waxed and sealed "Argyre" sheath back and belt loop detail. Stitching is polyester, zizag stitch on belt loop, with full inlays throughout "Argyre" sheath mouth detail. Sheath has a high back to protect wearer during unsheathing and sheathing, with a good handle display and access area "Argyre" maker's mark and hollow grind detail. High chromium 440C is a beautiful, tough and durable steel, with elegant and accurate grind geometry and finish

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