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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


"Patriot" 440C high chromium hollow ground stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Ruby in Zoisite Gemstone handle, Frog skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
"Patriot" Fine Tactical Knife
  • Size: Length overall: 12.25" (31 cm), Blade Length: 6.5" (16.5 cm), Thickness: .1875 (.48cm)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C58, hollow ground and mirror polished
  • Fittings/Bolsters: Polished Low Carbon Steel, Hand-engraved
  • Handle: Polished Ruby in Zoisite Gemstone (Tanzania)
  • Sheath: Frog Skin Inlaid in Hand-Tooled 9-10 oz. Leather Shoulder
  • Knife: My Patriot design was originally created for a Special Forces combat grade weapon, and this piece couldn't show off the style better. The blade has a deep hollow grind, with a full length top swage that adds an aggressive, profile-reducing geometry without sacrificing spine strength. The full filework is my square-faced Hopi style, and matches the borders on the hand-engraved low carbon steel bolsters. The engraving style of piled blocks, the engraved bolster borders, and the filework all match to accentuate the squared crystalline facets of solid Rubies floating in the bed of Zoisite mineral. These are real rubies, and are among the most admired gemstones in the world. They are very thick and plentiful in the matrix of blue-green Zoisite. Rubies are a 9 on the Mohs scale; only diamonds are harder. I've worked with Ruby in Zoisite before, but have never encountered the mineral with so many large rubies. This was one tough piece and it cost me literally hundreds of dollars in belts and enormous time and labor to finish it! But I'm glad I carried it through, because it is absolutely stunning.
  • Sheath: A knife this beautiful had to have a special sheath, so I created a hand-carved and tooled sheath of russet 9-10 oz. leather shoulder, and inlaid it with six beautiful pieces of frog skin. The repeating pattern on the frog skin goes well with the rubies in the handle, making for a unique and stunning ensemble with high investment value.

Thanks T. S.!

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"Patriot" reverse view. Note frog skin inlays on reverse of sheath and in belt loop Spine view of Patriot. Note clean blade spine, with full top swage "Patriot" handle spine and tang detail. "Hopi" style filework, fully tapered tang, dovetailed carbon steel bolsters "Patriot" inside handle tang view. Note dovetailed bolsters, bedded fine gemstone handle material, fully tapered tang "Patriot" obverse side handle detail. Note profuse amount of rubies in zoisite gemstone matrix "Patriot" reverse side handle detail. Note deep relief engraving to match crystalline faces of ruby in handle. "Patriot" sheathed view. Fine Frogskin inlays match the pattern on the gemstone. Frog is rare and beautiful inlaid in heavy leather shoulder, dyed in russet

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