Honey Badger Damascus Steel Knife


The Honey Badger or Ratel is a tenacious small carnivore that has a reputation for being Africa's most fearless animal despite its compact size. It is even listed as the "most fearless animal in the world" in the Guinness Book of Records.

Like the Fierce Honey Badger, this burly handmade Honey Badger Damascus knife is built for heavy use in a compact design. This fine blade is made with 260+ layers of pattern welded Damascus Carbon Steel and heat treated to 52-58 Rockwell. This full-tanged Damascus Knife measures 6.5" overall with a Micarta handle.

Honey Badger Damascus Knife Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 6.5"
  • Handle Length: 3.5"
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
  • Blade thickness: 4mm
  • Damascus pattern: Twist
  • Number of layers: 264
  • Grind: Secondary bevel
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Includes a hand stitched full grain leather sheath with belt loop

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.

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.