Scythian Handmade Damascus Steel Knife
Scythian Handmade Damascus Steel Knife
Scythian Handmade Damascus Steel Knife
Scythian Handmade Damascus Steel Knife
Scythian Handmade Damascus Steel Knife
Scythian Handmade Damascus Steel Knife
Scythian Handmade Damascus Steel Knife

Scythian Handmade Damascus Steel Knife

FS-1828

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During the Achaemenid Persian empire, employing foreign soldiers as mercenaries became commonplace. One of the “fringe” territories that became a strong asset to the Persian army was the Scythians. The Scythians were a nomadic tribe who were renowned for their ability to shoot arrows with deadly accuracy from horseback. 

Other than the bow and arrow which the Scythians were renowned for, they also carried a curved short-sword, known as an akinakes. We designed this knife after the akinakes with its curved blade and upturned drop point tip. The flared butt of the handle is also modified from the styling of the time. Made of 1095 and 15n20 steels, the high carbon content of 1095 gives this knife an extremely sharp and durable edge and makes it the ideal choice for a hunting knife. The unique sheath design allows you to attach it to your belt in a horizontal or vertical position. 

Scythian Handmade Damascus Steel Knife Specifications
  • Overall Length: 9.75"
  • Handle Length: 4.5"
  • Blade Length: 5.25"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
  • Blade thickness: 4mm
  • Rockwell Hardness: HRC 56-59
  • Damascus pattern: Twist
  • Number of layers: 264
  • Grind: Secondary bevel
  • Handle Material: Paka Wood
  • Includes full-grain leather sheath with horizontal or vertical carry option, wood presentation box, and 3ml. bottle of premium knife oil

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

Based on 17 reviews
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Jordan Mcdonald
Amazing looking blade!

Looks like like the preview and the damascus layering is beautiful. Wasn't the sharpest knife ever but held a great edge after sharpening. The sheath is about 2 inches to long I think but overall build quality is spot on. Will def buy another blade for my brother or father.

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dave wright
Scythian

Great knife, As a knife collector I enjoy the quality and craftsmanship of your knives, I've purchased three now and have my eye on a couple others. I'm a bigger guy, so the handle was on the smaller side,

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Cody Tarpenning
Best knife I have.

Have lots of knifes past $200 this one still beats them.

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David Hawley
Love it.

Extremely well made blade. The Damascus pattern is absolutely exquisite.

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Douglas Gee
Beautiful Blade!

The Scythian is a gorgeous knife. The workmanship is impeccable, and the blade steel is absolutely beautiful. Now I will have to buy a display case, because it is too pretty to stick in a drawer.

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 17 reviews
88%
(15)
6%
(1)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Jordan Mcdonald
Amazing looking blade!

Looks like like the preview and the damascus layering is beautiful. Wasn't the sharpest knife ever but held a great edge after sharpening. The sheath is about 2 inches to long I think but overall build quality is spot on. Will def buy another blade for my brother or father.

d
dave wright
Scythian

Great knife, As a knife collector I enjoy the quality and craftsmanship of your knives, I've purchased three now and have my eye on a couple others. I'm a bigger guy, so the handle was on the smaller side,

C
Cody Tarpenning
Best knife I have.

Have lots of knifes past $200 this one still beats them.

D
David Hawley
Love it.

Extremely well made blade. The Damascus pattern is absolutely exquisite.

D
Douglas Gee
Beautiful Blade!

The Scythian is a gorgeous knife. The workmanship is impeccable, and the blade steel is absolutely beautiful. Now I will have to buy a display case, because it is too pretty to stick in a drawer.