Smoky quartz crystal mounted in sterling silver, with Damascas steel blade; by Byron McKeown SOLD
Crystal Handled Letter Knife
"Fireum" Sgian Dubh
Carved bronze eagle, carbon steel blade, by Byron McKeown. "Fireum" is the Scotts word for eagle, the true bird. $275
Quartz crystal mounted in jeweler's bronze pommel. Damascas steel blade; by Byron McKeown $425
Fluorite Crystal Letter Knife
Handle: Fluorite crystal set in lost wax cast bronze bolster. Blade: Damascus steel.
Because of its low melting temperature, fluorite may have been used a flux by early iron-age smelters. Today it is recognized for its healing properties.
Letter Knives by Byron McKeown
Handle: Fluorite crystal set in Arts and Crafts style lost wax cast bronze mounting, Very nice, dark brown aged patina with a very small trace of verdigris. The bronze has been waxed with beeswax. The original 1/4 inch square spindle has been refinished, the retaining screw is original. The base of the lever at the spindle is 7/8 inch round. There is no separate back plate. The overall height from the door is 2 1/2 inches between the crystal and the door. The crystal is a hexagon, 1 inch at the widest point and 3 3/4 inches long. This is a single knob.
One of a kind. $375. SOLD
Fluorite Crystal Door Lever
A Celtic letter knife. The name for this knife comes from the old Gaelic word for eagle. It literally means 'the true bird'. The handle is Scottish red deer antler. The blade is carbon steel set into a lost wax cast sterling silver bolster.
" The Eagles and the Wolf " Letter Knife
The handle is Scottish red deer antler. The blade is Damascus steel set in a lost wax cast bronze bolster.
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A Letter Knife
The handle is a sperm whale tooth (physeter catadon) Ca: 1950 from a private collection. The blade is Damascus steel set in a lost wax cast bronze bolster.
I created this dagger from drawings I made while doing research in Scotland in 2003. I found the reference in a small museum in the town of Kilmartin, Argyll, on the shore of Loch Glashan. The original dagger was discovered on a building mound in Lock. It is believed to have been cast in about 2000 B.C.
The bronze formula of 90% copper/10% tin created by the Bronze Age metalworkers is still used today. They cast their blades in clay molds and riveted them with pins to antler handles.
I used the same basic techniques and materials to create this replica. After the blade was cast, I used a patina that resembled the look of bronze aged by the harsh highland weather. It is fastened with copper pins to a weathered Scottish red deer antler handle.
Bronze Age Blade with Bone Handle
Crystal Sgian Dubh
Natural Quartz Crystal set in 49 gr. sterling silver bolster, Norwegian steel blade.
Fire and Ice Dagger
Carved quartz crystal set in 70 gr. sterling silver bolster; Damascus steel blade
Cathedral Crystal Dagger
Faceted quartz crystal set in 35 gr. sterling silver bolster; Damascus steel blade.
Pistol Grip Letter Knife
Cocobola Handle; ivory bolster and pommel; laminated stainless steel blade by