Virgil England's "Shantu Skate" Dagger. This elegant finger-grip dagger is carried by the Shantu, the dispensers of justice in Virgil's "Hetlands" tales.
The Shantu Skate Knife is a 7-1/4" sweep of strongly convexed and blackened, tempered steel. The handle is leather. The butt, integral double ring guard and thumb support are coppered steel. Overall length is 12-1/4". Weighs 8.3 oz. When leather sheath with coppered steel accents is added, the weight is 10.3 oz. This comes in a velvet pouch to protect it. KEY FEATURES: Handle- Leather Covered Blade Steel-Tempered Steel Hilt/Guard-Coppered Steel Butt Cap-Coppered Steel MEASUREMENTS: BLADE LENGTH: 7 1/4" HANDLE LENGTH: 4 3/4" OVERALL LENGTH: 12 1/4" WEIGHT: 8.3 oz.