“ The human body, like that of the universe, is considered to be a material expression of ten globes or spheres of light(of the Tree of Life). Therefore man is called the Microcosm, the little world, built in the image of the great.
Moroccan koumaya dagger, 19th century, steel, wood, silver, brass, gold, niello, H. with sheath 16 13/16 in. (42.7 cm); H. without sheath 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm); H. of blade 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); Wt. 9.6 oz. (272.2 g); Wt. of sheath 13.3 oz. (377 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.
Indian chilanum, 18th century, iron, gold, leather, H. with sheath 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm); H. without sheath 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); H. of blade 10 13/16 in. (27.5 cm); W. 3 9/16 in. (9 cm); D. 1 in. (2.5 cm); Wt. 11.4 oz. (323.2 g); Wt. of sheath 1.3 oz. (36.9 g), Met Museum.
Branson Knives CUSTOM KNIVES AND SHEATHS These pieces represent my exploration of Japanese styles and themes. Some are in the vein of the modern Tanto while others are more a free association of Japanese blade geometries with fundamentally western knife