Sir Edmund Damascus Steel Knife

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Proud of his New Zealand heritage and birth, Sir Edmund Hillary was a famous mountaineer, explorer, military man and an extraordinary philanthropist. Sir Edmund was a shy and humble man who led a life of incredible accomplishments. The explorer in him led him to be the first man to ever reach both the north pole, the south pole and to summit Everest. He spent his life traveling the world, climbing majestic mountains and serving those in need. He was truly an extraordinary man who made an impact on the entire world. 

The Sir Edmund Damascus knife is made out of pure symbolism for his incredible life. The white bone handle represents his undying love for exploration peaked with his summit of Everest. The sliver of walnut merged with the stainless steel handle are in honor of his dedicated service in the New Zealand Air Force. His love for humanity and life of service is presented in the beauty of the waterlike pattern found on in the Damascus blade. This is a blade crafted with true character.

Sir Edmund Damascus Knife Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 9.25"
  • Handle Length: 4.5"
  • 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: Camel Bone & Walnut
  • 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.

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.

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.