PAKKAWOOD HANDLE DAMASCUS DIRK (DM1113) Made in Pakistan
The DM1113 was forged by artisan bladesmiths of Pakistan and is a magnificent expression of the Scottish Dirk. Sporting a double-edged blade of damascus steel, 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 damascus blade is 7 inches long and the Dirk measures 12 3/8 inches overall. Although the blade comes moderately sharp, one can easily sharpen to meet personal preference.
The grip is of polished knurled exotic black pakkawood that is embellished with two inlaid bands of brass and steel, and is topped with a smooth rounded pommel. Beauty and detail are further exemplified in its matching patterned Stainless steel guard with brass inlay. This dark and menacing Scottish Dirk comes with a robust belt sheath of embossed brown leather and brass snap release.
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• Overall: 12 3/8"
• Blade Length: 7"
• Steel: Damascus Steel
• Edge: Moderately Sharp
• Handle: Wood w/ brass & steel accents
• Grip Length: 5 1/4"
• Weight: 1.15 lbs.
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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