A ‘Contemporary Viking knife’

The name of this comes from the fact that it has a Scandinavian/Viking style blade with a more contemporary handle.  It really doesn’t fit into a category other than ‘belt knife’. The blade is 1075 tool steel that was differentially heat treated to show a ‘temper line’ or hamon.  This was done by applying clay to the blade before the quench which causes the top of the blade not to harden.  It’s a Japanese technique.  The handle is made from old growth white oak that was salvaged by divers from Lake Superior. You can see the oxidation around the tiny worm burrows which creates a nice pattern.  The bolster is ancient fossil mammoth bone.   The blade is 4″ and the overall length is 9″.

I’m asking $395 with sheath.

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