Tecumseh Damascus Steel Knife
Tecumseh (Born 1768) was a tribal war chief of the Shawnee and later a leader of a confederacy of tribes (known as Tecumseh's Confederacy) which opposed the encroaching American pioneers during Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812. Having grown up during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War, he was constantly exposed to warfare. During the War of 1812, Tecumseh's Confederacy allied with the British in The Canada’s (colonies of upper and lower Canada), and helped in the capture of Fort Detroit. American forces killed Tecumseh in 1813 at the Battle of the Thames.
Upon Tecumseh’s death his, confederation fell apart, the dream of an independent Indian state in the Midwest vanished, and settlers took possession of the territory south of the Great Lakes, driving the Shawnee west or onto reservations.
The Tecumseh Damascus Knife is a work of art in both form and function. The Damascus twist pattern and the walnut handle create a visually appealing organic work of art. As a tool, the drop point blade on this knife is razor sharp blade and will make hunting chores a breeze.
Tecumseh Damascus Knife Specifications:
- Overall Length: 8.75”
- Handle Length: 4.25”
- Blade Length: 4.5”
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
- Blade thickness: 4mm
- Damascus pattern: Twist
- Number of layers: 264
- Grind: Secondary bevel
- Handle Material: 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.