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    METEORITE KNIFE - FORGED FROM BRENHAM, GIBEON, HENBURY AND CHINGA METEORITES

    Few things could be more interesting than a knife with a blade hand-fashioned out of meteorites by Master Bladesmith Michael Miller. The Damascus blade contains materials from Gibeon, Henbury and Chinga meteorites. The handle features Juniper Burlwood, Azurite and etched Brenham meteorite. Accompanied by an ornate custom leather sheath, the knife blade was forged using "san-mai" construction: high carbon steel is sandwiched between to bars of meteoritic Damascus so that the high carbon core forms the cutting edge. This ensures that the cutting edge will heat treat and harden to "knife edge" quality even if the sides made of meteoritic materials do not: this is a fully functional knife and is not just a display piece. The knife measures 8.25 inches (20.96 cm) long with a blade length of 3.75 inches (9.53 cm) and a width of 1.125 inches (2.86 cm). The sheath measures 9.5 inches (24.13 cm) long, and the overall piece when the knife is in the sheath measures 10.5 inches (26.67 cm) long. This masterwork is both beautiful and functional.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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