This Kangaroo Dagger set was begun by Larry Hendricks and completed by Doug Casteel. The outer blade measures 8 1/2 inches tip to hilt and is 14 1/2 inches overall with a mirror polished stainless steel handle. Geometrically patterned mother of pearl inlays adorn the face and back of the handle while the handle spine and belly have inlaid mother of pearl bars. The inner blade measures 6 3/8 inches tip to hilt and is 11 3/4 inches overall with a brushed stainless steel finish and mother of pearl inlays on the face and back.Originally this set was going to be engraved and the steel was not hardened so care must be taken when handling, especially when extracting and inserting the inner dagger. A magnificent example of the Kangaroo sets for which Larry was so well-known. Blade Steel: Satin Finished Stainless Steel
ABOUT THE MAKER
Hendricks, Lorenzo (Larry)
Larry Hendricks (1920-1989)made knives based on several different patterns, but his specialty was making Kangaroo Knife Sets.