Monk's are commonly perceived as non-violent and peaceful, spiritual men. But throughout history there have been warrior monks who took up arms to fight for their beliefs and the rights of others. Among these are the Knights Templar, Sohei Japanese warrior, and Shaolin monks. Most of these militant monks carried a variety of weapons, but one weapon that was common among them was the dagger. Daggers are lightweight, discreet, and lethal in close quarters or hand to hand combat.
There are many different styles of daggers. Our dagger is especially lethal when put into the right hands. Braced by your palm and extending through your fingers, the Monk's Damascus Dagger is solid in your hand and perfect for jabbing and slashing. The ergonomic design of the Micarta handle has grooves for each of your fingers and makes it very difficult for your opponent to dislodge. The razor edge of the Damascus steel blade is easy to keep sharp and will keep a very nice edge. The Monk's Damascus Dagger is ideal for your everyday carry and a discrete way to always a weapon at ready.
Monk's Damascus Dagger Specifications:
- Overall Length: 5.75"
- Handle Length: 2.5"
- Blade Length: 3.25"
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
- Blade thickness: 5mm
- Damascus pattern: Swirl
- Number of layers: 256
- Grind: Secondary bevel
- Handle Material: Micarta
- Includes a hand stitched full grain leather sheath with belt loop and wood presentation box
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.