WOOD HANDLE DAMASCUS STEEL DIRK (DM1077) Made in Pakistan
The DM1077 is a beauty of a Scottish Dirk and sports a double-edged blade of damascus steel with a deep central fuller to reduce weight. The bold, rippled patterns on the blade were created when several differing steels were folded and melded together into the single blade to create damascus steel.
The blade is 8-1/2 inches long and 1-9/16 inches wide at the hilt. Although the blade comes moderately sharp, one can easily sharpen to meet personal specifications.
The grip is of polished rosewood and it is embellished with inlaid bands of brass and steel and further accented at the bolster with brass studding. The dagger comes with a robust sheath of stitched leather with a belt loop and a retaining strap that is closed with a brass button.
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• Overall: 14 3/8"
• Blade Length: 8 1/2"
• Steel: Damascus Steel
• Blade Thickness: 5mm - 2.7mm
• Blade Width: 1 9/16"
• Edge: Moderately Sharp
• Handle: Wood w/ brass & steel accents
• Grip Length: 4 1/4"
• Point of Balance: 0"
• Weight: 15.7 oz
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Damascus steel was a type of steel used for manufacturing sword blades in the Near East made with wootz steel imported from Southern India. These blades are characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be tough, resistant to shattering and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge. The wavy surface pattern is produced by hammer-welding strips of steel and iron followed by repeated heating and forging. Such items were often marketed, but not necessarily made, in Damascus during the medieval period.
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