Unique piece, handmade in Normandy (France), signed (punch of the blacksmith on the blade and mark on the « bottom » of the knife.
Handcrafted knife whose revalued Norman birch handle, Highland horn (Scottish cow) and birch bark was pyrographed freehand by me and whose blade, made of high corrosion resistance Swedish steel (from a steelworks making great environmental efforts), was forged by my partner, Benjamin ALBRYCHT from the Forge d’Asgeir.
MOTIFS : reproduction of two old motifs. The knots at the top of the handle belonged to the carved relief of a dragon’s head present on the handle of a wooden bucket found in Novgorog in Russia and dated from the first half of the 11th century. The bottom interlacing comes from a liturgical book (chronicle written by Thietmar de Mersebourg) dating from the end of the 10th century – early 11th. It is a decorative fragment of the initial « T ».
It is a knife which will be very useful to you, as well in walk for your wild pickings, in picnic, at table, in kitchen … On the blank, the blade is rough from forge. It measures 9.5 cm long by 1.9 cm wide and 3 mm thick. The handle measures approximately 11.5 cm, for a total length of approximately 21 cm.
Made with « four hands » for many hours, in Normandy in our workshop.
All the materials used are as eco-friendlies as possible and the wood is treated naturally with a fungicide and a natural anti-pest (traditional mixture in Scandinavia of northern pine sap and plant distillates).
Care instructions: after washing, wipe your knife directly with a clean cloth. Do not let it soak in water, this steel is carbon steel which oxidizes to humidity and must therefore be treated with care by oiling the blade when you want to store it in a drawer for example. To nourish the handle, you can use a natural oil such as linseed oil to apply with a soft cloth and to sharpen the blade you can use a natural water stone (you can buy these items if necessary on Benjamin’s ETSY website : https://www.etsy.com/fr/shop/AsgeirCraft).
Shipping costs included for France.