Alan Turing was born in London in June of 1912. He only lived until the age of 41 but in his short life contributed greatly to the technological advancements that we take for granted today. During the Second World War, Turing worked at Bletchley Park, the code breaking center for British Intelligence. He was assigned to work with a team of truly brilliant men tasked with breaking German codes that were creating using the virtually unbreakable Enigma machine.
Turing spent months working on the sequences, getting increasingly frustrated due to lack of resources. After appealing to Winston Churchill, the team was given everything they needed to expedite the code breaking process. Finally, thanks to Turing's brilliance and everyone's hard work, they broke the Enigma code and were able to help turn the tide of the war.
We named this gorgeous Damascus steel folder after Alan Turing. The subtle beauty of the wenge wood and sleek design felt like the kind of knife a British Intelligence officer would carry. At just over 3 inches, this handmade Damascus steel drop point blade is a great size for everyday carry. Large enough to have a good cutting surface, while small enough that it will easily fit in your pocket. The wenge wood has a unique ebony color that looks black or brown depending on the light. This knife comes with two brass thumb openers and has an ambidextrous design so it can be used by either a right-handed or left-handed person. The stainless steel liner has the liner-lock built in so it does not add any unnecessary thickness to the knife. This incredibly unique handmade Damascus steel folder will be a prized knife in your collection and great for an everyday knife.
Turing Damascus Steel Folding Knife with Wenge Wood Handle Specifications:
- Overall Length: 7.7”
- Handle Length: 4.4”
- Blade Length: 3.3”
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095 and 15n20
- Damascus Pattern: Twist
- Number of Layers: 256
- Blade Thickness: .13"
- Rockwell Hardness: HRC 56-59
- Handle Material: Wenge Wood (African Rosewood)
- Includes a full-grain leather sheath with belt loop and wood presentation box
- Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
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.