Damascus and Walrus Ivory Fighter with Silver Guard

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This collaboration knife by Anders Hogstrom and Johan Gustafsson (handle and guard are done by Hogstrom and blade/forging are done by Gustafsson) features a multi-layer Damascus blade with fileworked spine and hidden tang, .199" blade stock and 1.425" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The guard is solid sterling silver. The handle has a textured bronze guard, walrus ivory grip with Damascus buttons inlaid on the sides and a Damascus butt screw. Comes with a hand tooled brown leather sheath with belt stud. The blade is stamped/marked "Johan". Comes with Bill's nylon velcro case. Excellent condition.
Product Details
  • Blade Length
  • Overall Length
  • Weight (oz)
  • Source
    Previously Owned
Additional Specs
  • Knife Type
    Has Sheath, Hidden Tang
  • Blade Material
  • Blade Details
    Drop Point
  • Handle Material
    Metallic, Tusk & Tooth
Gustafsson, Johan
My name is Johan Gustafsson and I was born in Sweden in 1964. In 1993, I bought myself a knife blade to make a knife to carry on a moose hunt. I enjoyed making that first knife so much that I have been making knives ever since. In 1994, I started forging my own blades and became a full time knife maker & blade-smith. Because my big passion is forging different kinds of mosaic Damascus, it's not surprising that I make a lot of blades for other makers, all from 3-layers laminate with 1% Swedish carbon steel, to different kinds of Damascus blades. I specialize in one-of-a-kind knives. I make a lot of different kinds of knives, such as folders, daggers, traditional Nordic styles (Pukko), full tang and fantasy. I enjoy working with high-contrast, blackened or colored Damascus.
Hogstrom, Anders
I make mostly daggers, fighters and what I call “Kwaikens” but also swords and folding knives. I primarily use 1050 carbon spring steel and damascus of various compositions and on occasion, stainless steel for the blades. For the 1050 I employ a clay “tempering” technique that gives the blade a beautiful temper line (hamon) as well as a hard edge while maintaining a flexible core of the blade. These blades are rough ground and then finished off by hand with files and sandpaper before the final stage of etching the blade to bring out the hamon. When it comes to damascus, I tend to lean towards a simpler random or a twist pattern that goes with the overall simplistic scheme of my knives. These blades are worked and finished in a similar fashion as the carbon steel ones. I use stainless steel, mostly Damasteel stainless damascus, for folders, art knives ( for ex. Skull Cleaver and Druid Sickle) and some full-tang dress-knives, my Tuxer model, or upscale hunting/skinning-knives. For the handles and wooden sheaths I use rare exotic hardwoods, ancient ivories and bone material from all over the world. Even large pieces of natural amber has found its way onto a couple of my knives. A few wood favorites are Snakewood for its amazing striped grain pattern, Masur birch, Eucalyptus , and Redwood burl for its sometimes silky appearance.
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Damascus and Walrus Ivory Fighter with Silver Guard