A Hobbit’s Walking knife

So here is another hobbit’s knife. I’m calling this one a ‘Hobbit’s Walking knife’…. for roads that go ever on.   The blade is relatively low layer damascus that was flipped onto it’s side for a biased weld to give somewhat of a wood grain character. The grip is more of the ancient bog oak salvaged from a bog in the UK and given to me as a gift. The bolster is stained boxwood and has an Anglo-Saxon vine motif (which I believe was originally found on embroidery). The vine motif and the wood grain blade was a way to invoke a hobbit’s love for gardens and woods. The sheath has a carved boxwood toggle or ‘netsuke’ used to place through a belt or belt loop to keep it. Or you can use the leather strap as a conventional method. I find the use of theses netsuke-like toggles to be a wonderful way to carry knives. This knife has a 3.5 inch blade and is 8.5″ overall. I’m asking $400 for this.

 

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