Becknell Handmade Damascus Steel Hunting Knife
Becknell Handmade Damascus Steel Hunting Knife
Becknell Handmade Damascus Steel Hunting Knife
Becknell Handmade Damascus Steel Hunting Knife
Becknell Handmade Damascus Steel Hunting Knife
Becknell Handmade Damascus Steel Hunting Knife
Becknell Handmade Damascus Steel Hunting Knife
Becknell Handmade Damascus Steel Hunting Knife
Becknell Handmade Damascus Steel Hunting Knife
Becknell Handmade Damascus Steel Hunting Knife

Becknell Handmade Damascus Steel Hunting Knife

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William Becknell was a frontiersman and trader in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Becknell climbed the ranks quickly during the War of 1812 and from his extensive service on the frontier while battling the British-backed Indians. He eventually reached the rank of Captain and was long known as Captain Becknell.

After the military Becknell began trading and working on trade routes. He became the “Father of the Santa Fe Trail” which opened up trade with Mexico. Becknell led many other explorations for new routes and trapping expeditions. Becknell settled in Texas and served as commander during the Texas Revolution and even served briefly as a Texas Ranger. He amassed a sizable estate in land and livestock in Red River and died at the age of 68.

We named this Damascus hunting knife after William Becknell because of the amazing life that he led. It is easy to romanticize a life of exploration on the frontier, but we don’t take it for granted. Becknell lived a very full life and we believe he would have approved of this knife. Medium in size, this modified clip-point blade would be very handy on the frontier. Whether gutting an animal, slicing, or hand-to-hand combat, the clip-point tapers and drops the center axis of the tip so it allows a quicker and deeper puncture. The Micarta handle fits nicely into your hand and a hole in the butt of the knife allows you to add lanyard if so desired. This full-tang Damascus steel knife is a piece of art that is as pleasing to use as it is to look at.

Becknell Damascus Knife Specifications
  • Overall Length: 9"
  • Handle Length: 4.25"
  • Blade Length: 4.75"
  • 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 wood presentation box

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.

Customer Reviews

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Why Forseti Steel?

Each Knife is Unique

All of our knives are made by hand and crafted one at a time. That is why no two knives are the same. The knife you receive will be similar to what you see on our site, but will be unique based on the natural materials used and individual craftsman that built the knife. 

Testimonials

Beautiful, true Damascus steel knives. They set the table with elegance and class.

Jon Groves

Love this knife! Compact design, nice grip, feels comfortable in your hand--very sharp blade! As a side for the ladies--it fits in the smallest of bags. You won't be disappointed if you buy it!

Lisa I.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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(7)
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A.M.
Becknell Damascus Steel Hunting Knife
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A.G.
Very Sharp
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H.T.
Great product
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A.C.
Beautiful knife
E
E.
Impeccable craftsmanship