This 10 inch carving Saxon – fusion kitchen knife is made from 5 bars of metal , wrought iron at the spine then 2 bars of 7 layer Patternweld that has been very tightly twisted in a chevron pattern, then another layer of wrought iron .
The edge is forged from a 300 layer random pattern Damascus. . This is my own variation of the twisted patterns that the Saxon Swordsmiths used in their legendary blades. I have made this piece as an expression of the saxon seax as a kitchen knife.
During the forging the blade is drawn out into a gradual taper, making a blade that is thin near the tip and retains some of its thickness where it meets the handle, this leads to a much better balanced blade. I have left a little thickness in this blade to add some more weight for chopping. The handle is made from burl walnut and there is a sterling silver ferrule and peening washer. The tang passes all the way through the handle and is peened over (riveted over).
Materials : vintage wrought iron 15 N 20 Carbon Steel and cs80 Carbon Steel, walnut and sterling silver.
Blade length 10 inches long, just over 2 inches wide and 4.5 mm thick at the handle. The knife weighs 306 grams.
Price £780 (plus postage)
I offer a guarantee against faulty manufacture for the lifetime of the knives. This does not cover abusive use of the knives or wear and tear. The handle materials on these knives are natural and as such, must be looked after. These knives will not respond well to being left soaking in a sink or (and it pains me to even think of it) put in a dishwasher. I would consider both of these actions as knife abuse. Use them, clean them, dry them and they will remain beautiful for years to come
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