Hannibal Barca, born in 247 BC, was a Carthaginian general and is widely considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. He is possibly most well-known because of his ability to tame elephants, which he then used to cross the Alps to get to Italy.
Barca lived right before Rome's golden age, when Roman generals were attempting to conquer land in order to increase Rome's size and grandeur. Barca was able to continue the offensive and conquer several Italian cities that were allied to Rome. It was thanks to him that Northwest Africa was able to maintain their independence for as long as they did. Barca was a brilliant strategist and after his defeat, Roman generals used the tactics deployed by Barca to help them fight and win wars.
We named this unique folding knife after Hannibal Barca because of its exquisite carved buffalo bone handles. This feels like a knife that would be gifted to someone with such an incredible life. This knife comes with two brass thumb openers and has an ambidextrous design so it can be used by either a right-handed or left-handed person. The stainless steel liner has the liner-lock built in so it does not add any unnecessary thickness to the knife. This incredibly unique handmade Damascus steel folder will be a prized knife in your collection and a great conversation piece.
Barca Damascus Steel Folding Knife with Carved Bone Handle Specifications:
- Overall Length: 7.5”
- Handle Length: 4.5”
- Blade Length: 3”
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095 and 15n20
- Damascus Pattern: Twist
- Number of Layers: 256
- Blade Thickness: .125"
- Rockwell Hardness: HRC 56-59
- Handle Material: Carved Buffalo Bone
- Includes a full-grain leather sheath with belt loop and wood presentation box
- Lifetime Warranty
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.