Benjamin forged this blade from custom damascus using repurposed bandsaw blade with excavated wrought iron pipe and 1084. This knife is constructed with an Integral bolster and bronze pinned hidden tang.
He crafted the handle from locally salvaged purple heart wood and the spacer and pounamu set pommel are our own bronze alloy from copper and tin, cast by Marisa in a sandy medium much as was done by the ancients who so inspire and inform our work.
Displayed on a beautiful swirl of Wairarapa Ocean Beach native driftwood.
It comes with its own unique Ngai Tahu Pounamu Authentication Code so the stone can be traced back to its Hokitika glacial moraine origins through the newzealandpounamu.com database.
Our pounamu was blessed in its raw form before it was gifted to us. We handle each taonga with customary respect and every possible care.
This Art Knife comes with its own signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Blade length: 290mm
Overall length: 433mm
Artist: Benjamin Madden & Marisa McLuckie
If you would like to purchase this piece but live outside of New Zealand or Australia, please contact us directly to discuss your international shipping options. Thank you!