Kemal

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SKU
19031
Date Added:
05/26/11
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Price: $3,445.00
Overview
From Don Fogg - "Kemal, pronounced key-mall, was a partnership between Murad Sayen and Don Fogg. We joined our creative energies so that I could focus on the Damascus blades and Murad could turn his artistry into handles. Murad was an oil painter and photographer before turning to knives and had been making hunting knives when we met. Our partnership lasted for nearly a decade and during that time we produced museum quality work. It was the synergy of our individual drive and vision that made it work.

The name Kemal is an Arabic word referring to the state of balance between the creative power of the sun (Jelal) and the receptive power of the moon (Jemal). It can be literally translated as "balanced" or "perfect." We chose this name for our business as a living ideal for the qualities that we tried to build into each knife."

This Kemal features a damascus fighter blade with sharpened top edge, 1/4" blade stock, 1 1/8" blade depth. Hidden tang construction with carved brass guard with inlay and carved moose handle. (Murad's father shot the moose.) beautiful materials and workmanship. Mint condition. Blade Steel: Damascus
Product Details
  • Blade Length
    7.875
  • Overall Length
    13.25
ABOUT THE MAKER
Fogg, Don
Don Fogg is among the grand old men of custom blades. He began his professional career in 1979, when he attended his first show in Birmingham, Ala. Before that Fogg operated his own blacksmith shop, but always was interested in swordsmithing. He estimates that there are fewer than a dozen professional swordsmiths working in the U.S. Fogg moved from New England to set up shop in rural Jasper, Ala., to be near his friend and mentor, Jimmy Fikes. It also helped that Alabama's cost of living was more attractive and the climate more inviting than New England's. In 1981 he received his Master Bladesmith accreditation from the American Bladesmith Society.
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