Unique Damascus knife "Commander" with Steller's Sea Cow handle
Unique custom made Damascus knife.
Handle is made from exclusive Steller's Sea cow's bone. This mammal was very rare and now is extinct since 1768.
The guard is made from solid bronze and hand engraved with ornaments. The bone sides are fastened with antique bronze rivets.
The blade for this knife is made from hand forged Damascus pattern welded steel. The knife blade is made from two different steel types - 1095 and 15N20. The result of forging, forge welding and twisting gives the blade its unique pattern. After the blade is forged it is grinded by hand to the smoother shape and then heat treated and annealed to Rockwell 61 (HRC) hardness. After hardening the blade, it is etched in acid, slightly polished and sharpened to razor sharpness.
Leather sheath is wet formed to fit each knife individually. The leather material is manufactured in a local tannery using the same methods and techniques that were used 100 years ago. Each sheath is custom made and hand stitched using saddle stitch and waxed linen thread. Each knife sheath is individually custom dyed with Fiebings professional oil dyes. Afterwards, the sheath is waxed with palm leaf wax and beeswax. To protect against moisture it is finished using acrylic leather sheen.