The Azure Dragon is one of the Dragon Gods who represent the forces of the Five Forms of the Highest Deity in Chinese mythology. He is also one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations, which are the astral representations of the Wufang Shangdi. The Azure Dragon represents the east and the spring season, but is also known as the "Dragon King of the East Sea".
This unique Damascus steel knife has an innovative chiseled pattern that mirrors the waves of the ocean or scales of a dragon. Paired with a blue Tali wood handle, it seemed fitting to name this unique knife after the Azure Dragon.
Made of 1095 and 15n20 steels, the high carbon content of 1095 gives this knife an extremely sharp and durable edge and makes it the ideal choice for cutting and everyday use. This unique knife will surely be a show piece you can use and display with pride.
Azure Dragon Damascus Steel Knife Specifications:
- Overall Length: 7.5"
- Handle Length: 3.75"
- Blade Length: 3.75"
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
- Blade thickness: 5mm
- 54-58 HRC on the Rockwell hardness scale
- Tang: full tang
- Damascus pattern: Twist
- Number of layers: 256
- Handle Material: Blue Tali Wood
- Weight: .4 lbs
- Includes a hand stitched custom full-grain leather sheath with a belt loop and a wood presentation box
1095 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.
About Forseti Steel:
The secret to forging authentic Damascus steel knives has long been lost, but Forseti Steel stays as true to the tradition as they can by commissioning smiths with Damascus ancestry to hand-make all of their blades. The artists behind the enamoring water-like patterns of folded and pounded steel have all learned their skills and techniques from the generations that worked the metals before them.
In addition to paying tribute to the Damascus practice in technique and appearance, Forseti Steel shows its respect for history's heroes, legends, and characters with their knives' names. The 9", walnut-handled Sentinel, for example, honors the Sentinels who stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington.