Historical knives

Historical knives

We endeavour to stock knives for our customers that have not only a personality but also a kindred soul. In order to fuse such a spirit into it we take inspiration from the old ways and usually adhere to traditional methods of manufacture. The cutler (artisan of knives) is very important, as well as the production techniques in ensuring that the piece will both serve and provide pleasure in its use. Try one and you will see.

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  • $204.42 Catalogue number: KNI874 In stock
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    BOREK, forged knife with antler
    Catalogue number: KNI292 In stock
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    CRUACHAN, forged Celtic knife with sheath, spring steel
    Catalogue number: KNI149 In stock
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    THUNDERBIRD, knife
    $54.14 Catalogue number: LNI745 In stock
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    TORBEN Bushcraft Cleaver - knife
    Catalogue number: BCR01 In stock
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    SEAX, hand forged long knife, antler, sharp replica
    Catalogue number: KNI113 In stock
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    Santoku Cleaver, forged knife
    Catalogue number: KNI210 In stock
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    JOKUL, hand forged knife, carved antler
    Catalogue number: KNI163 In stock
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    TROLL, forged Viking Knife
    Catalogue number: KNI46 In stock
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    CENTAURUS, Tanto Knife
    Catalogue number: KNI241 In stock
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    FAOLAN, hand forged Celtic knife
    Catalogue number: KNI131 In stock
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    Celtic Knife, oppdium Zavist, black
    Catalogue number: KNI297 In stock
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    FINTAN, hand forged Celtic knife
    Catalogue number: KNI140 In stock
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    BAČA forged knife decorated with tin
    Catalogue number: KNI308 In stock
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    KAZUO - Santoku Cleaver, forged knife
    Catalogue number: KNI268 In stock
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    We use several types of steel: spring steel, which is renowned for its outstanding hardness and flexibility, the carbon content of about 0.6 % and tool steel alloy with a carbon content around 0.8% provides great cutting power and resistance to wear.

    Knives make up the greater part of our smithy’s production, but we also make Viking long knives with bone handles (called Seax or scramasax). These knives were so important to the Germanic peoples in the period of migration that they actually lent their name to the Saxon peoples and, by extension, some of the lands they once ruled over (Essex, Wessex, Middlesex…).

    Forged knives, medieval seax knives. The majority of the knives we carry are forged and quite a few of them are replicas of historic knives inspired by findings at different archaeological digs (especially our Slavic, Viking, and Celtic knives).

    Kované historické nože

    Knife is as old as humanity itself. The first specimens of knives were made from knapped flint or obsidian way back in the Palaeolithic Period. Since this time knives have become such a part of our daily lives that we almost always take them for granted. Still, these small and very useful objects have won their way into our affections, especially among those who still consider themselves “hunters and gatherers” in some sense. In the Czech Republic we say that “every real man has to have a knife with him,” though of course the ladies also find many uses for this most versatile tool and weapon. Which one from our collection will you choose?