A desktop sculpture and conversation piece, this heavy duty double edged letter opener was forged from an ancient bolt from the sea.
The raw material for this piece was another find from cleaning up the seaside at one of our beautiful Vancouver Island beaches. Recently I found a heavy duty bolt that seems to be fairly old and performs like wrought iron in a break test. The years of corrosion and abrasion at the seaside left a beautiful textured surface like a meteorite under the layers of rust.
This would make an excellent desktop sculpture, third object, or conversation piece as its heft, textures, and lines invite handling and inspection. A lower carbon blade, this dagger is not sharp and therefore one of the Serious Letter Opener series.
The dagger was hand forged from a reclaimed bolt and finished mainly by hand using files. The blade is 5″ long and the overall length is about 10.75″.
Material: Reclaimed wrought iron
A similar piece would start at $540
This piece is in a private collection in Ontario.