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"Random Access Three" obverse side view in CPM154CM powder metal technology high molybdenum stainless steel blade, vertical and horizontal sheaths in hand-stamped brown basketweave leather shoulder
"Random Access III"


"Cassini" athame dagger: 440C stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, British Colombian Jade handle, hand-carved and tooled, engraved leather sheath
"Cassini" fine Athame Dagger
  • Size: Length overall: 10.5" (26.7 cm), Blade Length: 6.25" (15.9 cm), Thickness: .1875" (4.7 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 12.5 oz. Sheath: 6.5 oz.
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C59, hollow ground and mirror polished, custom etched
  • Fittings/Bolsters: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel, mirror polished, hand-engraved by Jay
  • Handle: Polished British Colombian Nephrite Jade Gemstone
  • Sheath: Hand-Carved Leather, hand-stamped, engraved
  • Knife: This is a custom made dagger (athame or athane) for a special client who requested specific embellishment and details. The blade is hollow ground with a 3" contact wheel, to preserve solid spine strength yet have clean and crisp hollow grinds balancing the framework of the blade, with custom etching at the client's request. The tang is full, and fully tapered for good balance, with clean vine filework along the tang. The 304 high chromium, high nickel austenitic stainless steel bolsters are sculpted in the front faces, and spread across the quillons for a wide, solid presence. They are fully dovetailed and hand-engraved in tiny detail with the client's animal characters. The shape of Cassini is comfortable and full in the hand, the sculpted round handle is solid and thick, made of polished British Colombian Nephrite Jade gemstone, beautiful and tough.
  • Sheath: The sheath for this knife is hand-carved, hand-stamped and tooled, and custom engraved with the client's symbols, in 9-10 oz. leather shoulder.
  • A beautiful athame dagger!

Thanks, N. S.!

Jay, Thank you so very much for this wonderful piece of art. It's more beautiful than I had imagined, and the jade is perfect! It's more substantial than any of the other athames I've had, and it fits wonderfully in my hand.

Bright blessings to you and yours,

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"Cassini" dagger, reverse side view. Note full tooling on rear of sheath and on belt loop "Cassini" spinework, edgework detail. Fully tapered tang is fileworked, bolsters are dovetailed. "Cassini" handle obverse side handle detail. Note balanced grinds, fine finish "Cassini" reverse side handle detail. Jade is all natural color. "Cassini" athame, bolster detail. Hand-engraving is in high nickel, high chromium stainless steel. "Cassini" athame dagger: bolster engraving details, Note full sculping on polished bolster faces "Cassini" sheathed view. Sheath is deep, protective, embellished with symbols of the client. Note the lotus flower engraving in hand-stamped and tooled leather.

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