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Damascus and bog oak camp knife

Here’s a knife I just recently finished up. This would probably be considered a camp knife, suitable for everything from preparing food to splitting kindling wood for the fire.

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The blade is a bold, high contrast twist pattern damascus forged from a mix of 1084 and 15n20 steels.

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The handle is made out of a piece of ancient bog oak. I’m not sure of its exact age but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was at least 2,000 years old. I shaped and polished it to 1500 grit, then finished it with shellac and antique wax to help seal and protect the ancient fibers. The open grain and smooth finish feel very warm and inviting in the hand, while the contours provide a sure and comfortable grip during extended use.

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The guard is stainless steel, with a thin bronze spacer that nicely complements the warm brown tones of the bog oak.

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This knife appears much more dramatic in person, as I seem to have lost some of the resolution in my photos when I scaled them down to a smaller web-friendly size. The damascus pattern is actually much more distinct than appears in these pictures. Such are the limitations of modern electronic media.

This knife is currently available, so¬†if you want to see it in all its glory, hold it, use it, do whatever you want with it, just send me an email and we’ll talk.

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