Robert 'Falcon' Scott was a British naval officer and explorer. He was most famously known for the doomed Antarctic expedition to reach the South Pole in 1912. Scott had led a previous Antarctic expedition on the HMS Discovery and was praised for his leadership and ability as an explorer.
In June 1910 Scott and his team embarked on the second Antarctic expedition with the goal of reaching the South Pole. Due to the harsh conditions, 7 of the 11 man expedition team had returned to their base by December. The remaining group reached the South Pole on January 17, 1912 but found evidence that Roald Amundsen had beaten them by one month. The conditions worsened as they made their way back to their base. With little food left, they were confined to their tent during a blizzard that lasted for nine days. With dignity, they awaited their death. Searchers found their tent and frozen bodies on November 12, 1912. In England, Scott was regarded as a hero and his widow was given a knighthood in his stead.
We named this unique 2-blade Damascus steel knife after Robert Falcon Scott because of its classic styling and gentlemanly feeling. This is a pocket knife that is at home in the early 1900's and is just as impressive as a modern everyday carry pocket knife. This jack knife has two full length blades. One is a slender clip blade and the other is a long spey style blade. The clip blade is generally used as a multipurpose blade and is ideal for detail work. The spey blade is a great all-purpose utility blade. With Rose Wood scales and a stainless steel bolster it is incredibly good-looking. You won't know whether to display it on your shelf or keep it in your pocket for the rest of your life.
Falcon Damascus Steel 2-Blade Folding Pocket Knife:
- Overall Length: 7.75"
- Handle Length: 4.25"
- Blade Length: 3.25"
- lade Material: Damascus Steel 1095 and 15n20
- Damascus Pattern: Twist
- Number of Layers: 256
- Blade Thickness: .13"
- Slipjoint mechanism
- Rockwell Hardness: HRC 56-59
- Handle Material: Rose Wood
- Includes a full-grain leather sheath with belt loop and wood presentation box
- Lifetime Manufacturer 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.