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Home Products Carved Persian Fighter

Carved Persian Fighter

by Banfield, Mark

SKU 1086571

Date Added 02/20/2024

# Available This product is out of stock

Original price $1,495.00

Price $1,000.00


This Persian Fighter by Mark Banfield features a hand rub satin finished blade with hamon, false top edge, stippled and carved fullers, .260" blade stock and 2" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The handle has a carved darkened steel guard, carved bog oak grip, stippled nickel silver butt embellishment with stone inlay. Comes with a hand tooled brown leather sheath with nickel silver overlay on the end. Excellent condition. 

Product Details

Blade Length 12.5

Overall Length 18.5

Weight (oz) 24.1

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Hidden Tang, Has Sheath

Blade Material Carbon Steel

Blade Details Upswept/Trailing, Recurve, Clip Point

Handle Material Metallic, Wood

About the Maker

Banfield, Mark

Every knife I make is a one of a kind. I take much time in producing each one.I rely on skills and not technology.But I do have basic power tools like drill press,belt sanders,etc. My gas forges are all homemade. I have one stand up forge for general forging and damascus. I have several small forges for small stuff and one long horizontal forge with 2 burners.I can use either 1 or 2 burners depending on the blade length.. This is the forge I use for heat treating.Just about all of my knives are hand sanded.Every knife is forged unless I specifically say otherwise.My damascus is hand forged.Most carbon steel blades I make have a clay heat treat.My knives are forged first,then rough ground,filed and heat treated.I then refine the blade by belt sander.Then it is hand sanded.I often put a lot of carving and texturing on my guards and handles.Sometimes I have to make a special tool to get the look I want. I prefer to make daggers and fighters,but also like the odd Bowie,or hunter.I love the weapons of the Celts,Vikings and Anglo Saxons,but rarely make any. I like to make knives that are unique.Generally I don't make any Japanese style stuff,or tactical stuff,but I plan on making the odd one eventually. For blades I prefer 1084 and 1095,also 1075. 5160 is a great steel too that I use occasionally.For damascus I prefer the mix of 1084 and 15N20. For guards I usually prefer wrought iron or cast bronze.But I also use nickel silver,blued steel and stainless. For handles I prefer natural materials.Exotic hardwoods being my favorite..