Damascus San Mai Scandinavian Utility with Wenge

Product Description for Damascus San Mai Scandinavian Utility with Wenge

Maker: Kaj Embretsen (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $800.00
Item num: 101380
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.80 in.
Total length: 8.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 3.00 oz.
Shipment weight: 4.8 oz.
Blade: San mai blade - laddered damascus hand forged from 1870 and 15N20 surrounds a 15N20 carbon steel core
Bolster: Antiqued bronze
Handle: Wenge
Sheath: Hand stitched traditional Swedish leather sheath
Description: Kaj Embretsen's work has a meticulous precision not found anywhere else. Regrettably, it has become increasingly rare in the US and I was exceptionally pleased to recently have him offer us some of his knives.
This utility knife is exceptional. It could easily be a daily carry, but would also be comfortable in nearly any collection.
The hand forged blade combines damscus sides forged from 1870 and 15N20 with a high performance 15N20 carbon steel core. The hollow ground blade is nicely polished. The Embretsen maker's mark is on the left ricasso.
The handle is made from a solid piece of wenge (Millettia laurentii). This solid black, dense hardwood creates a perfect handle. It is nicely contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. The wood's natural variation in hardness results in a nice texture. An antiqued bronze ferrule separates the blade from handle, bringing warm tones out from the wood.
The knife is accompanied by a traditional Swedish leather sheath.
Excellent work throughout!


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days