Tender Remnants of Passage
A dagger form. Pattern-welded blade by Rick Dunkerley. Design and all other work by Kelso.
Handle scale in shibuichi with feather inlay of two alloys of shibuichi with inlaid spots of 22k gold. Inlaid Hemlock needles of 22k gold. 18k gold collar.
Low angle to show the carving and inlaid feather. The feather is carved to suggest the tip being covered by water.
Another view of the carving
The fine pattern-welded blade by Rick Dunkerley
Reverse with carved feathers.
Reverse detail showing carving with inlaid horn rachis. Inlaid shakudo signature plate.