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Medium size Viking knife with beautiful damascus (pattern-welded) blade and handle made of acacia burl wood and antler with eyecatching engraving.
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Medium size Viking knife with beautiful damascus (pattern-welded) blade and handle made of acacia burl wood and antler with eyecatching engraving. Leather sheath with stamped brass decoration. Made with huge attention to details
Sheath is well fitted to knife, so it wouldn't slip during walking, running, fighting or dancing.
Razor sharp blade (it shaves!) is forged in authentic pattern-welding technique, used in Viking times. Many layers of spring and mild steel create wonderful, elaborate patterns of stars and swirls. Shape of blade is historically accurate and based on original Viking knives. The cutting edge is made of spring steel, to prevent from fast blunting.
The handle is what makes this knife very special : it is made of antler engraved with motives known from Viking time knives and of very precious and rare wood - acacia burl (or burr), a peculiar and highly figured wood, prized for its beauty and rarity. This kind of wood is known for its beautiful colours and patterns (for more please read below).
Please notice the shape of handle - thanks to this shape and edge, knife lays in hand in very comfortable way.
Beautiful sheath based on finds from Birka, Sweden, totally handmade of natural orange-brown cow leather with hand stamped brass plate. Brass ring with a rivet, to suspend the knife on a chain or belt.
Total length of knife : 22,3 cm
Length of blade 11,3 cm
Width of blade (in the widest point) : 2,4 cm
Length of handle 11 cm + ring (2cm in diamater)
Total length of knife in sheath : 23,7 cm + 2cm ring
Handle : engraved antler + acacia burl wood + brass
Please place the knife in correct position, while puting it in the sheath, otherwise you can cut the leather.
Pattern-welding (also called damascus steel) is a technique known from ancient times and it consists on forge-welding layers of mild steel and high carbon steel, then the ready piece of metal is usually twisted and again forged, then again the cutting edge is forge-welded to it. The last steps are forging the final shape of blade, annealing, hardening, tempering, grinding and etching. The beautiful pattern is revealed during the process of etching and is caused by different composition of steel layers (different kind of steel reacts differently with the acid).
Steel components : For the pattern - spring steel and mild steel were used. For the cutting edge spring steel.
Burl wood - a tree growth, a deformation of tree's grain. Peculiar and highly figured wood, prized for its beauty and rarity. It is sought after by furniture makers, artists, knifemakers and wood sculptors.
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