Weapons - Swords, Axes Knives etc. / knives
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).
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?
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.
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…).
Catalog number: KNI31
Your Price: 85.00 €
Replica of old Slavonic knife (8 th century, locality of Semice, Bohemia). Total length: 30 cm. Hand-hammered.
Catalog number: KNI108
Your Price: 54.00 €
Hand forged Celtic knife. Material: high carbon spring steel CSN 14260. Overall length: 30 cm.
Catalog number: KNI99
Your Price: 85.00 €
Long Celtic knife. Overall length approx. 40 cm, length of the blade approx. 26 cm. This sharp replica (made from spring steel 14 260) can be used also in modern times during your stay in the nature.
Catalog number: KNI54
Your Price: 11.00 €
Handmade Traditional Style Sharpenig Stone.
Catalog number: KNI115
Your Price: 95.00 €
Overall length approx. 40 cm, length of the blade approx. 26 cm. This sharp replica (made from high carbon spring steel 14 260) can be used also in modern times during your stay in the nature.
Leather sheath included.
Catalog number: KNI81
Your Price: 70.00 €
Replica of a ROMAN KNIFE. Hand forged knife with the total length of 16 cm (handle: 11 cm). Made in the Czech Rep.
Catalog number: KNI09
Your Price: 45.00 €
Hand hammered practical knife. Lenght of blade: 9 cm.
Catalog number: KNI102
Your Price: 33.00 €
Replica of a French medieval knife. Overall length: 26 cm, blade length: 15 cm.
Catalog number: KNI03
Your Price: 59.00 €
Knives from ancient times (German tribes/ Celts) have usually very simple design that was distinguished by convolute handle. This knife is hand-hammered and made from resistant steel. Total length: 25 cm. Very sharp.
Catalog number: KNI88
Your Price: 62.00 €
Catalog number: KNI63
Your Price: 73.00 €
Replica of a long Celtic (Iron Age) knife from the Oppidum of Manching (Bavaria, Germany). This oppidum was one of the largest settlements north of the Alps. Overall size circa 45 cm.
Catalog number: KNI13
Your Price: 79.00 €
Knife is hand-hammered and made of resistant steel. Total length: 33 cm. Very sharp.
Catalog number: KNI42
Your Price: 55.00 €
Forged knife in an ancient style (Iron Age Knife - Celts). Total lenght cca 26 cm. Blade length: cca 16 cm.
Catalog number: KNI01
Your Price: 125.00 €
Sharp Viking SEAX with Wooden Hilt, inspired by an artefact found in Southern England.
Catalog number: KNI166
Your Price: 69.00 €
Forged knife. Total length: 22 cm, length of the blade: 11 cm.
Catalog number: KNI07
Your Price: 45.00 €Total lenght: 15 cm. Knife is hand-hammered and polished.