Ruthless, murderous and charismatic, Black Jack Anderson ruled the waters off the Australian coast in the early 1800s. He was Australia’s only known pirate and roamed the waters, robbing passing boats and ships. He was a charismatic leader and was said to be able to evade capture because he would sail into perilous seas.
Black Jack is thought to be buried on Middle Island in one of the remote caves. These were the same caves where it is rumored they hid their pirate’s loot. Black Jack was known to carry many weapons, but the dagger was his favorite. Black Jack surprised many people with the small, stealthy blade. This double edged boot dagger is made from one solid piece of Damascus steel (1095 and 15n20) and is adorned with a marble horn and walnut handle. It measures 7.5” from tip to butt with a 3.5” blade.
Black Jack Damascus Dagger Specifications:
- Overall Length: 7.5"
- Handle Length: 4"
- Blade Length: 3.5"
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
- Blade thickness: 4mm
- Damascus pattern: Twist
- Number of layers: 264
- Grind: Secondary bevel
- Handle Material: Marble Horn & Walnut
- Includes a hand stitched full grain leather sheath with belt loop
Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials, there will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.
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.