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Hogstrom, Anders - Mastodon Ivory Kwaiken Desk Knife - Fixed Blade
Hogstrom, Anders - Mastodon Ivory Kwaiken Desk Knife - Fixed Blade
Hogstrom, Anders - Mastodon Ivory Kwaiken Desk Knife - Fixed Blade
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Hogstrom, Anders - Mastodon Ivory Kwaiken Desk Knife - Fixed Blade

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Anders Hogstrom Handmade Kwaiken Style Desk Knife …

The kaiken once carried by men and women of the samurai class in Japan is now called Kwaiken, a 20–25 cm (8–10 in) long, single or double-edged knife. It was useful for self-defense in indoor spaces where the long blade katana and intermediate sword wakizashi were inconvenient. Anders Hogstrom’s Desk Knife could be used as a fighter or hunter and reflects his Nordic/Japanese style of knife making.
The blade is clay tempered 1050 high carbon steel. Fittings are sterling silver, carved in wax and cast using the Lost-Wax casting method. The desk top display box is handmade by the maker in black ebony with carved and cast name plague and box feet. The black box contrasts nicely with the white ivory handle.
  • Blade:  1050 high carbon steel … clay tempered (hard edge with softer spine) … sharpened on two sides …
  • Handle: premium mastodon ivory … fittings and handle feature carved details … fittings are sterling silver … Chinese gold spacer … Note: one side of the handle reflects a grain crack common to ancient natural handle materials ...
  • Blade Edge Length:  5.00
  • Overall Length:  9.87"
  • Presentation Box/Desk Top Box: black ebony … custom hardware … Weight: 8.96 oz. (knife only)
  • Circa: 2000
  • Maker: Anders Högström … Högström Knives … Stockholm, Sweden