Anubis Handmade Damascus Steel Knife

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Anubis is the Egyptian God of the afterlife, King of the dead, with the body of a man and head of Jackal. His black head symbolizes the decay of flesh, fitting as he is the overseer and inventor of mummification of the deceased. Anubis is often demonized but he was also revered as the “Protector of the Dead”. He ensured the dead received their burial rights and stood watch over the souls in the afterlife and assisted in their resurrections. Anubis was judge and jury of the deceased. His army of messengers were charged with punishing those who violated tombs or offended the Gods. Also known as the Lord of Mummification, he was also called upon to enforce curses for vengeance.

We have named this exquisite knife after Anubis as a show of honor and respect. This Damascus steel knife, with its upturned blade, is a common style used in ancient Egypt and even seen today. The blue micarta handle and red and gold band has a royal feel to it and is fit for a God or King. The finish of this Damascus steel knife is impeccable as with all Forseti Steel knives and will give you or your loved ones many years of joy.

Anubis Handmade Damascus Steel Knife Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 10"
  • Handle Length: 4.5"
  • Blade Length: 5.5"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel
  • Blade thickness: 2mm
  • Damascus pattern: Twist
  • Number of layers: 256
  • Handle Material: Micarta and Wood
  • Includes a full-grain leather sheath and wood presentation box.

Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials. There will be some variation in color, metal 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.

Care Instructions:

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.