A big sized foldable knife forged from blue paper steel* laminated to soft iron, based on the ageless higonokami design. This performance steel can be sharpened to a very fine edge and the wooden handle makes it incredibly light and a pleasure to hold. The handle is made from thousand year old Bog Oak** and a walnut spacer, engraved with viking runes*** and inlaid with pearl-mother and a brass lanyard hole.
Blade with a tanto style tip, which cuts like a skewed chisel; making it ideal blade for the big outdoors, camping and to help out in the kitchen.
Blade Size: 11 x 1.8 cm (8.75cm | 3.5" cutting edge, largest possible legal carry)
Handle Length: 12 cm
* (C = 1.1 - 1.2 %, Si = 0.1 - 0.2 %, Mn = 0.2 - 0.3 %, Cr = 0.2 - 0.5 %, W = 1.0 - 1.5 %, P < 0.025 %, S < 0.004 %)
** Bog Oak: wood from ancient times preserved from decay by the acidic and anaerobic bog conditions. The partial fossilisation and compression over the ages, makes this wood very tough and durable.
*** ᚠ> *fehu: "wealth, cattle"
ᚨ> *ansuz: "one of the Æsir (gods)"
ᚹ> *wunjo: "joy"
As this knife is forged and not grinded to shape, the hard steel section on the bevel is incredibly thin and hence very well protected against chipping by the soft layers surrounding it; getting the best out of the lamination.
Please only buy if you have sharpening skills and stones, or plan to acquire them. Not for heavy duty applications. If properly cared for they should outlast the owner.
Made to order.
Bog Oak Tanto
Thanks for your custom! I'm glad to provide you with handmade and sustainable gear and hope you can put them to good use. For any present or future questions regarding the product or its care, don't hesitate to ask.
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