During the American Civil brother fought against brother in a conflict that would determine the success the North American nation. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson earned his nickname early in the war while repulsing heavy Union assault at the Battle of the First Bull Run. As the Confederate line began to disintegrated Jackson and his Virginian Brigade, later known as the Stonewall Brigade, reinforced the line. Astonished Brig. Gen. Barnard Bee bolstered his own troops by shouting, “Look at Jackson standing there like a stone wall!” Jackson and the Stonewall Brigade’s discipline and fearlessness won the battle.
Stonewall proved to be one of the most gifted tactical commanders in U.S. history. His tactical genius won continuous victories for the Confederacy. Like Stonewall, this large, handmade Damascus steel blade is fashioned to refute attacks while its razor sharp edge will cut through any obstacle. The simple, but elegant handle made with olive wood and red inserts exemplifies the humble beginning of the Confederacy that almost delivered defeat to the Union. While the Confederacy did not win the war, Jackson is celebrated for his undying conviction to his cause and his strategic skill in battle. With this knife you will stand unmovable, like a stone wall.
Stonewall Damascus Knife Specifications:
- Overall Length: 10"
- Handle Length: 4.5"
- Blade Length: 5.5"
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
- Blade thickness: 5mm
- Damascus pattern: Fire Twist
- Number of layers: 256
- Grind: Secondary bevel
- Handle Material: Olive Wood with Black Insert
- 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.