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Reproduction Tudor Eating Knife

This knife is based off an artifact pulled from the Thames. The estimated period for the original is 1570. The original had what appeared to be a blade of bloomery steel and had slight layering. To achieve a similar effect without doing a smelt, I made some damascus.


The blade is a 1095 and 15n20 damascus steel I created in my home forge (roughly 240 layers). The twist pattern damascus has been forged into a thin and elegant blade. Integral bolster. Yellow brass and leather stacked spacers on bone handle. Fully heat treated in the smithy and then tempered in my digitally-controlled kiln. Polished and sealed with Renaissance Wax.


Sheath is leather-cored veg-tanned cow, stained a deep chocolate brown. Slight color variation in stain forced with wet-polishing after dying, lending an added depth to the sheath. A plaited pigskin lanyard loops through the back side of the sheath.

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