Dagger by Daniel & Chelsey CaseyKatie Horn
Custom knives always garner a good bit of interest at the CLF Fundraising Auction, and for this year’s event, artist Daniel Casey has donated a simply spectacular dagger.
This hand forged dagger was made from braided steel cable and 1084 spring steel, which Casey put through the laborious process of melding into multi-layered Damascus steel. Measuring in with a 5 ½” long blade, this knife sports the contrasting color and texture only achieved with Damascus. The spiral carved handle, 4 ¾” long, was made from premium curly maple and given a rich patina with a traditional aqua fortis finish. Both the hand guard and the end cap are crafted from coin silver, and the hand guard has the additional decoration of four stamped hearts.
This stellar blade is accompanied with a custom sheath created by Chelsey Casey. This heavy-duty, hand-sewn sheath, made from heavy weight vegetable tanned bull hide, will last for decades.
For more information on the work of Daniel Casey, contact the artist directly: email@example.com
See the artist’s website: www.caseyarms.com
Text by Joshua Shepherd
Photography by David Wright