This is a broad 11” tight twist pattern kitchen/camp knife.
Constructed with a tang that passes through the wrought iron guard and pommel and is peened over. This knife falls somewhere between a kitchen knife and a camp knife , filling the same role as the Gaucho knives carried in the South American pampas. A knife with a little more potential than just kitchen craft for adventurous cooking or just adventure!
This pattern is made by tightly twisting layers of steel, some of which have already been twisted giving the pattern a little chaos in the layering. It reminds me of Ophelia’s river form the painting by John Everett Millais.
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 a lovely piece of desert iron wood and there is a wrought iron guard and but cap. The tang passes all the way through the handle and is peened over (riveted over).
The knife has a point of balance 1.5 inches inches into the blade.
Materials : 15 N 20 Carbon Steel en42J carbon steel,desert iron wood and vintage wrought iron.
Blade length 11 inches long, over all the knife is 15 3/4 inches long, the blade is just over 2 1/4 inches wide and 4.5 mm thick at the handle. The knife weighs 400 grams.
Price £720 (plus postage) I can make a sheath for this knife if you like , to be hung in the kitchen of from a belt….please enquire.
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