A piece from the collection “The battles that turned the history”. This collectible knife now is in private knife collection.
Overall: 250 mm
Blade: 125 mm
Blade thickness: 4 mm
Blade width: 40 mm
nickel 26 µm
gold 4,5 µm
silver 12,5 µm
Blade Rockwell hardness 56 HRC
Produced by traditional methods of metalwork and decoration techniques: etching, polishing, engraving, nickel plating, gold plating, silver plating, silver blackening, fretwork.
Blade of stainless steel 440C. Illustrated with a scene of the battle of Syracuse in 413 BC, during the Peloponesian war, where the Athinian forces were defeated by the most powerful Sicilian police Syracuse, helped by the Spartanians. As result Athens lost its power in the Ancient world.
Additional decoration with engraved ornaments on both sides of the blade.
The Handle is made of birch burl, with one finger groove. Brass made and then gilded guard and pommel with decorative ball ending. Ornamental engravings.
Luxury handmade wooden box.
Manufacturing process: 39 day.
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The art of manufacturing decorated edged weapons has already existed for many centuries. It absorbed rich traditions and historical experience of different nations from ancient times till the present days. Sabres and small swords, broadswords and rapiers, dirks and hunting daggers were consideres pieces off art if they were decorated with carving and engraving, gold plating and embossing, precious metals and stones. Such objects were usually intended for present, awards, diplomatic gifts and court ceremonies, where a high technical value and a rich artistic decoration were naturally combined. This unique art resched its full flowering in the first part of the 19th century, but by the beginning of the next century the tradition to create such kind of weapon has interrupted and, as it seemed, forever.