Damascus with deep Greek engravings along the spine on one side, and my maker’s mark on the other.
The scales and razor tip inversely mirror one another, tanto to tanto. An effect I enjoy.
I’ve been styling my blades (particularly larger pieces 7/8+) with more and more faceted designs as this piece shows.
You’ll see what I call a dropped spine – the engraved area above the hollow grind. It just adds some character to the piece I like. Some antique blades in my collection have this, and it’s been a challenge to replicate the movements the old cutlers used to make these, but I’m getting a steadier hand, and enjoying the looks. Besides, it’s a great marquee to engrave within.