Daggers, just the name conjures visions. Double edged, slim and quick to the hand.Daggers are a step up in difficulty of manufacture but are a challenge few can resist.
They say that a professional photograph always pays for itself. Well this is no exception.
Maker: Steve Vanderkolff
Photographer Caleb Royer
15" of Del Ealy damascus including the frame handle and the guard, inlayed with presentation grade Mother of Pearl.
A Dagger named Patience
A Dagger Named Patience
One of my good friends and avid collector claimed this knife as his own almost 2 1/2 years ago. It has been one of those knives where I would run into a problem , let the knife sit while the back of the brain percolated, sometimes very slowly, then come to a solution and take another step forward. And he patiently waited for the completed dagger. It is finally finished.
The dagger is 15 inches long. The blade steel is Delbert Ealy ladder pattern damascus. The guard, spacer and pommel nut are the same damascus. The fluted handle is Elforyn, a man made ivory out of Denmark. Slightly softer than real ivory but very close in look and feel. The wire is twisted silver. It is fully double edged.
Moondancer 10 1/2" Mirror Polished 440C Blade Handcarved Inlayed Mother of Pearl African Blackwood Mother of Pearl inlayed Sheath Winner Wolverine Annual Knife Show Best of Show Art Knife 2006
Darkstar Matt Walker High Contrast Damascus Blade and Bolsters Hand Carved Mother of Pearl Inlays Double Edged Featured as cover knife for Blade 2007 Annual Publication Featured in Dr Darom's 100 Knife Projects Book
Frame Handled Damascus Blackwood Dagger
14" overall length with a 9 " Del Ealy ladder pattern damascus blade. The guard and ferrule is ladder pattern damascus as well. The handle is a frame construction with file worked titanium liners, and African Blackwood handles.
Takefu Suminagashi Amber Stag Dagger
Takefu Suminagashi is a Japanese layered steel consisting of 11 layers per side of low carbon non hardenable contrasting steels with a 1.5mm thick layer of Japanese
'White Paper" steel in the center. White Paper steel is one of the best of the Japanese knife steels.
This dagger uses the Takefu as the blade steel then adds a set of gorgeous Amber Stag handles on to the tapered tang. The blade is deep hollw ground using a 2 inch grinding wheel and then lightly etched to bring out the layers. Over time the layers will become even more pronounced. The knife is 10 inches overall length and comes with the custom leather sheath as shown.
Black Betty Dagger
This 8 1/2" dagger has a fully tapered 440C blade with 416 bolsters and carbon fibre handles. The sheath is handmade by the maker of predyed leather.
BC Bound Dagger
This was a custom build dagger heading out to the wilds of British Columbia. The dagger is 440C blade 416 guard and ironwood handle. The customer wanted a snap sheath so thats what he got. The knife is 1 1/2 inches overall.
Jigged Bone Amber Stag Dagger
This 8 1/2" dagger is perfect for a boot top or belt carry. The blade is 440C with a full tapered tang. The bolsters are 416 stainless with jigged bone amber stag slabs. The sheath comes as shown is all handmade all leather.
Mammoth Ivory Persian Dagger
10 1/2" Persian Dagger 440C mirror polished double edged blade 416 mirror polished dovetailed bolsters Mammoth Bark Ivory slabs With domed stainless pins
This dagger features 8" of Matt Walker damascus with damascus bolsters and mammoth ivory handle. It comes in a custom made all leather sheath.
The Jerusalem Dagger
15" of Matt Walker damascus in a dagger with Jerusalem Olivewood handle. The blade, ferrule and buttcap are all Mr Walker's damascus.
Riverside Dagger with Mammoth Ivory
A 9 1/2" dagger in Bob Loveless style with a 5 " blade of 440C, a guard of 416 and mammoth ivory slabs. The tang is tapered and has the signature red liners. Comes in a hand made leather sheath.
Amboyna Boot Dagger
8" Boot Dagger 440C with fileworked spine all around 416 dovetailed bolsters Shadow Boxed Stabilized Thuya Burl Scales
Briar Burl Dagger
8" Dagger with Briar Burl slabs, deep ground bevels in 440C with 416 bolsters.
Amber Stag Dagger
This is a nice slim line dagger. 8" long overall with a 3 3/4 inch blade. The blade steel is 440C, the bolsters are 416 stainless and the handle material is amber stag jigged bone. Comes complete with leather sheath as shown.
This 9" double edged dagger is made of 440C blade and bolster. The handle material is stabilized Amboyna Burl with mother of pearl inlays over steel pins.
9" dagger with special Matt Walker damascus blade and bolster with ironwood handle.
a 12" dagger requested by a loyal customer who wanted a dagger to take when he went bear hunting. 440C blade and ironwood handle.
16" of Matt Walker damascus blade with damascus guard damascus and titanium ferrule, rame handle construction with fileworked titanium liners.
Daggers of the North
Two daggers inspired by Mr Loveless Riverside dagger. The black handled one is truly unique, the handle material is Baleen, in other words the tooth plate from a whale. Absolutely beautiful stuff with a depth that has to be seen to be appreciated. The black dagger is 10" long overall, with a 5" blade. The blade is 440C and the double guard is 416. The other has as its handle material the interior of a walrus tusk. Great character to this material almost looks like a white marble. This one is also 10" long with a 5" blade. 440C blade material and 416 guard. Both come with the hand made leather sheath as shown. Each dagger is $400.
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Goldlip Walker Damascus Dagger
This little dagger is only 5 inches long. It is made of Matt Walker high contrast damascus with radiant gold lip mother of pearl overlays attached with 0-80 gold screws. Perfect for your desk or pocket.
6" mini dagger with mammoth tooth scales and Matt Walker damascus
Blacklip Mini Dagger
Damasteel blade with damasteel bolsters framed with Blacklip Mother of Pearl handles with gold screws.
With olive wood handle and Matt Walker damascus this dagger also features an all olive wood sheath. The guard, ferrule and butt cap are also damascus.
Engineered Beam Dagger
This 9" double edged dagger is made of 440C blade and bolster. The handle material is stabilized engineered beam with mother of pearl inlays over steel pins.
Feather Dagger 440C feather textured blade Matt Walker Damascus Bolsters Mosaic Abalone scales
The Kings Dagger
Matt Walker damascus in a 12 1/2" dagger. The blade guard and buttcap are all Matt Walker damascus.
A pretty little 8" dagger with a tapered tang, 440C blade and ironwood burl handles. The bolsters are 416 and it is fully sharp on both edges. Comes in a hand made leather sheath as shown.
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8" ironwood dagger with 440C blade, 416 bolsters and some great ironwood burl handles. Each knife will come with a hand made all leather sheath in either black or brown.
Black Betty Dagger #2
* 1/2" of double edged 440C with a fully tapered tang, 416 bolsters and carbon fiber handles. Comes with the handmade leather sheath as shown.