Viking damascus knife with black oak handle and stamped sheath [knife4]
Medium size Viking knife with beautifi damascus (pattern-welded) blade and 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.
Simple, but stylish handle made of precious black oak wood with a ring at the end for easy pulling out. The wood is oiled with linen seed oil. 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 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 : 20,3 cm
Length of blade 9,1 cm
Width of blade (in the widest point) : 2,1 cm
Length of handle 11,2 cm + ring (2cm in diamater)
Total length of knife in sheath : 22 cm + 2cm ring
Handle : black oak wood
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.
Shipped in 14 business days after payment.