Great craftsmanship and excellent presentation! Great gift ideas, but many out of stock🤨
I have a good knife collection....many Forseti blades. This is the knife I carry at work (Research Lab manager). It is small, actually just right, and I like the way it feels in my hand. I had been interested in the Pugio for quite some time....just had to have this knife. For me, it is work perfect! and the story behind the Pugio is awe inspiring. Thanks Forseti.
It's a sharp, beautiful blade. My hands are larger than most, so the handle feels a bit small. However, it's still easy to hold onto. Would recommend.
Purchased this blade a year ago. Sharp as a razor. Nice heft to the blade. It has not rusted. The blade is still as sharp as the day I purchased it despite my being too lazy to take a stone to it. I've dropped it. I've sliced and diced with it. I carry the blade with me every day in Afghanistan.
The antler is of a darker color and the sheath is a lighter leather, which I used neatsfoot oil on as soon as I got it (it was dry and seemed like a good idea.) The metal is non stainless (a lot of custom or specialty knife makers don't like to use stainless, because it doesn't get as sharp, but it also is not common for true Damascus. It came with a very nice wooden box. I originally was wondering if it was true Damascus because a lot of blades are fake and stenciled on, though the sharpened area of the blade reveals clear indications it is. All Damascus is stained (much like how geodes are, if you didn't know) and likely the noticeable traits are from blades that have aged over time and revealed the characteristic variations in the metal patterns. It's extremely sharp too, and I reverted from using choji oil to that of Murray's beeswax (hair product mixed with petroleum jelly) that works well for it. I suspect this knife/dagger is very different in every way from a true pugio, and most of the Roman soldiers probably had what looked like mini swords, or large combat knifes.