Lorenc Peter Elfred Freuchen was a 6’7” tall walrus-spearing, peg-legged Danish explorer and badass old-school 1900s explorer. A great man who wore a coat made of polar bear fur, rocked an epic beard and rode a dogsled 1,000 kilometers across the Greenland ice cap in the 1910s. He also managed to kill a wolf with his bare hands, escape a Nazi death warrant at the height of the Third Reich and amputated his own gangrenous toes with a pair of pliers with no anaesthesia. He starred in an Oscar-winning movie – which was based on a book that he wrote. This guy was so over-the-top awesome that he played the villain in a movie that was loosely based around his own autobiography.
We have named this knife after him, because it would have come in handy when he was exploring the Northern reaches of Greenland when he got caught out in a blizzard. He took cover beneath a dog sled, but the snow and ice overtook him and he was trapped. The ice was so tight against him that his beard froze to the ice. After 30 hours of trying to claw and punch his way to safety, Freuchen chiselled through the wall of ice with a shank he fashioned, crawled three hours back to base, took off his socks, saw his toes had gangrene, and then amputated his toes with a pair of pliers and a hammer. Without anaesthesia.
HANDMADE DAMASCUS STEEL KNIFE SPECIFICATIONS
- Overall Length: 6.5"
- Handle Length: 3.5"
- Knife Weight: 0.20 Lbs
- Blade Length: 3"
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
- Blade thickness: 3mm
- Damascus pattern: Twist
- Number of layers: 128
- Grind: Secondary bevel
- Handle Material: Walnut
- Includes a full-grain leather sheath, a wood presentation box, and 3ml. bottle of premium knife oil with dropper
- 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.
Sheaths: All sheaths that are included with any Forseti Steel knife are provided complimentary. The sheath you receive may vary in color, style, and type from what is shown in product photos. Please refer to our sheath support page or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.