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"Amethistine" dagger, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, diffusion welded copper, nickel silver fittings, sterling silver gallery wire wrap and accents, Amethyst crystal gemstone pommel, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with black rayskin


"Bootes" obverse side view in milled and mirror polished 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Rain Forest Jasper gemstone handle, hand-carved and bronzed leather sheath
"Bootes" fine handmade knife
  • Size: Length overall: 8.38" (21.3cm), Blade Length: 4.25" (10.8cm), Thickness: .1875" (.48cm)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C58, Mirror Finished
  • Fittings/Bolsters: 304 High Nickel Chromium Austenitic Stainless Steel,  mirror polished, hand engraved
  • Handle: Rain Forest Jasper Gemstone
  • Sheath: Hand-Carve 9-10 oz. Leather Shoulder, bronze washed
  • Knife: Bootes is named for a major constellation, the herdsman, in the cosmos, and a graceful design, cleanly made and nicely embellished. The first thing you notice when you pick it up is its weight. This is a thick, solid knife and very well balanced. The blade is hollow ground from 3/16" 440C high chromium martensitic tool steel that has been milled in decorative fashion, with full filework around all the milling, as well as fine filework along the fully tapered tang, from blade tip to choil and even in the milled lanyard slot. The filework is graduated, and is balanced to the tang thickness. The deeply hollow ground blade is mirror polished and is very thin and sharp at the edge with a meaty spine to support it. The bolsters are hand-engraved 304 high chromium nickel stainless steel, for lasting beauty and bright finish matching the blade. The vine work design is echoed in the sheath tooling, and connects the design to the gorgeous glassy-polished Rain Forest Jasper Gemstone handle. This jasper is hard and tough, an is bright and unique. With the nearly pistol grip shape of the handle, this is a very comfortable and inviting knife to hold. The sheath is hand-carved and tooled leather shoulder, hand-stitched with polyester sinew, and the carvings are washed with real bronze metallic dust. The entire sheath is lacquered and sealed. Please take some time to look at the pictures below, this is truly a stunning knife!

Thanks, P.K.!

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"Bootes" reverse side view. Note full carving and bronze metal wash on sheath back including belt loop "Bootes" knife spine edgework, filework detail. Filework is fully graduated, and spacing matches the thickness of the spine for a tight accurate look "Bootes" inside handle tang detail. Note full filework, fully tapered tang, dovetailed bolsters and gemstone handle scales "Bootes" sheathed view. Note inset lanyard milled slot, filework throughout

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