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Cargoes #3

£400.00

Shape – jj
Blade material – Steel and silver laminate
Scales – Black lipped mother-of-pearl
Liners and bolsters – Wrought Iron

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Description

The blade steel is the laminated steel that I developed during my PhD and has veins of pure silver running through it.
The wrought iron was heavily etched to reveal a striking layered characteristic.
This is a set of three knives in memory of my father.
In 2007 when he had had a stroke and was struggling with his memory, my father was sitting with his friends recalling poetry that they had learnt nearly seventy years previously.
Cargoes by John Masefield was his favourite and the verses are just so evocative, that I started jotting down ideas for these knives when I was listening to them.
Each knife matches a verse.
Sometimes, I’ll carry an idea for a knife in my head or sketch book for a time, while I source materials or finalise a detail. This was one of those projects.
Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke-stack, Butting through the Channel in the mad March days, With a cargo of Tyne coal, Road-rail, pig-lead, Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.

Item Information

Dimensions130 mm
Year2008
Shapejj
BladeDamascus Carbon
Handlenatural
ComponentsShape - jj Blade material - Steel and silver laminate Scales - Black lipped mother-of-pearl Liners and bolsters - Wrought Iron