A Londoner generally refers to a person from London, England, but in our case, it refers to one of the greatest American novelist and adventurers ever to live. Jack London. London began roaming the world at the early age of 14 when he quit school. In his early years, Jack traveled to California to be part of the Klondike Gold Rush. His life was filled with incredible adventures, including, sailing to Hawaii and Australia, train hopping his way across the United States during the depression, writing as a war reporter, describing and photographing San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake, and building a ranch in Sonoma County.
It is with praise and admiration that we name our Damascus steel liner lock folding knife after Jack London. Reading his stories, we like to imagine that he would carry a unique knife such as this. A solid 3.5” blade is the centerpiece of this knife. The handle measures 4.5” and will fit perfectly into your hand. The scales are made from solid Tali wood. A robust liner lock will click firmly into place as you open the knife, locking the blade in an open position. A thumb opener makes it easy to flip open this knife and we have included a handmade leather sheath and wood presentation box. Not only is this an exquisite work of craftsmanship but it is the perfect gift for the knife lover in your life.
The Londoner Damascus Knife Specifications:
- Overall Length: 8"
- Handle Length: 4.5"
- Blade Length: 3.5"
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
- Blade thickness: 4mm
- Damascus pattern: Twist
- Number of layers: 256
- Grind: Secondary bevel
- Handle Material: Tali Wood
- Includes a hand stitched full grain leather sheath with belt loop and 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.
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.