Up for sale is a one-of-a-kind Tom Meringer Vorpal Sword or Brush Sword with a bead blast finish originally made by Blackjack Knives and later refinished as a prototype sword by Bark River Knives (see full description below). This sword features a 17.5 long blade with a full tang and a 6.5 long micarta handle for an overall length of 24.This sword has never been used and is in overall excellent physical condition with no nicks, scratches or sharpening. Please read this description carefully and examine all the pictures, then decide for yourself whether or not this sword will be suitable for your intended purpose before purchasing.
Full Description: In the 1980's, custom knife maker Tom Maringer developed the Vorpal line of knives, made by hand and designed for protection and high performance. One of these designs, the Vorpal sword, was adapted for factory production by Blackjack Knives, bringing a one-of-a-kind style to its line. Production occurred in Effingham, IL in the early 1990's. Former president of Blackjack Knives Mike Stewart stated there were only 400 made with a bead blasted finish on the blade.
This made these swords exceptionally rare pieces and a great opportunity for serious collectors to own a piece of Blackjack history. A decade later, the Vorpal sword was redesigned for limited production by Bark River Knives.
This particular sword was one of the original 400 produced in the early 1990s and was refinished with the same bead blasted finish, but with the new design featuring the Vorpal insignia with the date 2005 on the blade. A few other prototypes of this sword are in existence, but they were produced with either a satin finish or a high polished finish. This is the only prototype sword you will find anywhere in the world with the bead blasted finish and redesigned insignia!The Vorpal sword has a modern brush sword design intended to work or fight as needed. The blade is made of 1095 high carbon steel that has been triple cryogenically quenched to -300 degrees Fahrenheit and triple tempered giving it the ability to take a much keener edge and hold that edge longer. This process refines the structure of the steel, giving it a finer grain by filling micro voids thereby creating a denser molecular structure in the crystalline matrix of the material. The result is a blade with better abrasive wear resistance, tensile strength, toughness, stability and edge holding properties. It is full width and full tang with a thick spine making it substantial. The design is curved with a distal taper and slightly upswept at the point making it reminiscent of scimitar style. The edge is convex with only one side sharpened.
The handle is black linen micarta built over the full tang. Scales are permanently bonded with epoxy and heavy gauge brass tube rivets in an ergonomic design. The shape flares near the blade which acts like a blade guard and assists when gripping. Another extension on the bottom of the handle acts like a sub-hilt.
The handle fits well in the hand giving you the control you need in a sword. Add in the ergonomic handle design and you will have the control and power you need for whatever purpose you choose, and Blackjack quality and craftsmanship to back it up. Included is a heavy gauge black leather sheath with belt loop for easy carry and security.
If you're a collector, take pride in being the only one in the world who can say they actually have this one-of-a-kind prototype sword in their collection! Terms and Conditions: No sales to minors. Please ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws prior to purchasing. Note this listing is for the pictured items only.
If it is not shown in the pictures, it is not included in this sale. The item "One-Of-A-Kind Blackjack Tom Meringer Vorpal Sword (Only One Made!)" is in sale since Friday, October 26, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "byutyfulmynd" and is located in Columbus, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.