Hunting with eagles has been a way of life for the Kazakh people for centuries. They fled Kazakhstan during the communist rule and now live in the mountains of Mongolia. To hunt with eagles is a great honor in the Kazakh tribe. These Kazakh hunters develop a bond with their Golden Eagle that is more than merely a hunter using a tool; they become one. After 8 years of hunting with their eagle they have a ceremonial release where they allow their eagles to go back to nature and create strong newborns. This is their way of preserving their way of life for future generations.
This Kazakh Hunter Damascus knife has been designed and crafted to revere these majestic Mongolian hunters. The handle is made of horn, walnut and bone to match the pattern of the traditional Kazakh hunter clothing. This solid handle along with the flowing curves of the sharp damascus blade makes for the perfect knife for any hunting chore. The Kazakh Hunter will certainly satisfy with beauty, functionality and character.
Kazakh Hunter Damascus Knife Specifications:
- Overall Length: 8"
- Handle Length: 4"
- Blade Length: 4"
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
- Blade thickness: 4mm
- Damascus pattern: Twist
- Number of layers: 264
- Grind: Secondary bevel
- Handle Material: Horn, Walnut & Camel Bone
- 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.
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.