TKVK5 - Viking knife with razor-sharp Damascus steel blade; oak, bone & brass handle with brass fittings and fitted sheath.
Beautiful and elaborate Viking knife with razor-sharp Damascus (pattern-welded) blade, engraved handle and leather sheath with stamped brass decorations.
The sheath has been made to precisely fit the knife, so it won't slip out during walking, running, fighting or dancing!
The blade is so sharp it shaves! It is forged using authentic pattern-welding technique used in Viking times and the many layers of spring and mild steel create wonderful, elaborate patterns.
Shape of blade is historically correct and based on original Viking knives. The edge is made of spring steel to prevent from rapid blunting.
The elaborate handle is made of oak wood and horn and is hand-engraved with Viking designs. The brass ring at the end is for easy release.
The amazing sheath is based on finds from Birka, Sweden and is totally handmade using natural brown cow leather, with a hand-stamped brass plate and rivetted brass ring to suspend the knife on a chain or belt.
Total length of knife : 20cm (8")
Length of blade 9cm (3.5")
Width of blade (at the widest point) : 2cm (0.8")
Length of handle 10.5cm (4.2") + ring (2cm (0.8") in diameter)
Total length of knife in sheath : 21cm (8.25") + 2cm (0.8") ring
Handle : Oak wood, bone and brass
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.
The metal alloy is then twisted and forged again, then the cutting edge is forge-welded to it.
The last steps are forging the final shape of the blade, annealing, hardening, tempering, grinding and etching.
The beautiful pattern is revealed during the process of etching and is caused by the mixed composition of steel layers as they react differently with the acid.
Each blade is unique!
Total weight with sheath: 140g (4.5oz).