History in the palm of your hand... The “Epic’ features gorgeous inlays crafted from wooly mammoth tooth, from the now extinct legend, ranging from 6000-10000 years old. This rare and storied material is set into a window in a black G10 composite handle which is durable and comfortable. Fully polished by hand, assembled and dissembled multiple times, this striking handle has an open channel to see thru to the damascus tang. The blade/tang are forged from 67 layers of three alloys, with a core of VG-10 at HRC 60 for optimal sharpness and wear resistance. Finished with a black leather lanyard, sterling silver accents, and includes a sturdy black leather sheath. Own and carry a piece of history!
Overall Length: 6 7/8"
From a Woolly Mammoth that walked the Earth at least 10,000 years ago.
Modern humans coexisted with woolly mammoths during the Upper Paleolithic period when they entered Europe from Africa between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago. Prior to this, Neanderthals had coexisted with mammoths during the Middle Paleolithic and up to that time. Woolly mammoths were very important to Ice Age humans, and their survival may have depended on these animals in some areas.
The woolly mammoth is the next most depicted animal in Ice Age art after horses and bisons, and these images were produced up to 11,500 years ago. Today, more than five hundred depictions of woolly mammoths are known, in media ranging from carvings and cave paintings located in 46 caves in Russia, France and Spain, to sculptures and engravings made from different materials.
William Henry's fossil Mammoth tooth is harvested in Alaska and Siberia. It is a rare and mesmerizing material, a living testimony of the dawn of Mankind.