THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL AND AS ALL OF MR. STEKETEE'S KNIVES AND WORKS OF ART ARE VERY WELL MADE HANDMADE HAMMERED FORGED HUGE 21 HUNTING KNIFE.
IT WAS MADE IN 2005 (STAMPED) AND HAS NEVER EVEN BEEN CARRIED, ONLY ADMIRED AND PUT BACK UP. THE KNIFE MEASURES A WHOPPING 21" OVERALL WITH A 13-3/4" FORGED 1/4 STEEL BLADE AND IS AS SHARP AS A RAZOR (THIS KNIFE COULD BE USED FOR A PRY BAR,,, IT IS THAT THICK)! BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADES ARE STAMPED, ONE SIDE IS STAMPED STEK AND THE OTHER SIDE IS STAMPED 2005 (SEE PICTURES). THE HANDLE IS ALSO GORGEOUS A BIG GENUINE STAG HORN WITH A THICK SOLID BRASS DOUBLE FRONT FINGER GUARD.
THE REAR POMMEL IS ALSO SOLID BRASS WITH BEAUTIFUL RED AND BLACK JASPER AND BRASS SPACERS, NICE COLORS! IT COMES WITH THE THICK ORIGINAL STEK TOOLED LEATHER SHEATH, ALSO NEW CONDITION.THIS IS ONE BEAUTIFUL PEICE OF. WORK PUT IN A FIGHTING, HUNTING KNIFE, BUT IS ALSO A PEICE OF TRUE ART! I HAVE ENCLOSED A LITTLE BIT OF MR. I began designing and crafting custom knives full-time as Stek Knives in 1991. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ft.
Wayne Art Institute in 1974 and a Master of Fine Arts from Western Michigan University in 1976 majoring in sculpture and printmaking. I taught art at the university level from 1977 through 1991. My sculptures, paintings, and prints have been exhibited at numerous art galleries and museums throughout the country. I first began forging and casting steel while in graduate school.My knives have been illustrated in the Knives Publication (by Ken Warner), the Knife Magazine, Blade Magazine, Fighting and Tactical Knives. Stek Knives are produced almost exclusively from Damascus steel which is hand forged in my shop. Damascus steel is the result of multi layers of steel forge welded together to create a variety of patterns. The two main types of steel I use for my blades are 1080 and 15N20. A mixture that is alternately stacked, forged and hand welded together to make a billet. Four to eight billets are then stacked together to make a completed billet of 240, 360, or 480 layers. Because of the different layers of steel, a Damascus blade has an excellent cutting edge similar to a serrated knife. PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER KNIFE AUCTIONS AND THANKS FOR LOOKING! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "byidee" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.