Hugh Glass 12" Hunting Knife


Hugh Glass was born in Pennsylvania in the early 1800’s. One of the earliest known memories is when Hugh joined General Ashley’s 1823 expedition to ascend the river Missouri. This expedition was attacked by the Arikara warriors and many people were killed. The Ashley Party eventually regrouped with Andrew Henry and set out overland to the Yellowstone River. While scouting, Glass disturbed a grizzly bear and her two cubs. The grizzly charged Glass, picked him up and wounded him greatly. Glass and his party were able to kill the grizzly but Glass was left for dead. Amazingly, Glass did not die and crawled 200 miles to Fort Kiowa. 

Our hunting knife design is inspired by the mountain men and frontiersmen who tried to tame this land. The 7.5” blade has a classic look with a slight drop point. The large stainless steel bolster will protect your fingers from sliding onto the blade and a large tali wood handle will give you superior control of the knife, even while wearing gloves. The overall knife measures just over 12” and weighs 11 ounces without the sheath. The sheath has been custom designed to be worn holster style under your arm. This protects the knife from the elements but also gives you quick access to the knife when you need it. 

Handmade of San Mai Steel, this hunting knife is meant to be used and will take a beating. San Mai Steel comes from Japanese bladesmiths who would weld multiple steels together to create a strong, yet supple blade. The center of the blade is made of D2 steel and is sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel. D2 steel is your cutting surface and the two layers of stainless steel act as a protective barrier to the semi-stainless D2 layer of steel. As D2 has a higher carbon content, it is prone to rust if not dried and oiled, the stainless steel helps protect this layer of steel from the elements. Perfect for a hunting knife that needs to be very sharp but won’t rust while sitting in its sheath or being used in the mountains.

Hugh Glass Handmade 12" Hunting Knife Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 12.25"
  • Handle Length: 4.75"
  • Blade Length: 7.5"
  • Blade Material: San Mai Steel (D2 high-carbon steel, sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel)
  • Blade thickness: 5.5mm
  • Grind: Secondary bevel
  • Handle Material: Dark Tali Wood
  • Includes a hand-stitched custom full-grain leather shoulder holster sheath

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:

D2 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water. Make sure it is immediately dried and then lightly oil the blade and handle.

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.