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: 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.
Catalog number: TOR181
Your Price: 16.00 €
Ceramic sharpener from the legendary manufacturer of rifles, Walther, USA.
Catalog number: DGO25
Your Price: 11.00 €
Are you looking for something for a blade of your knife? Food safe and effective?
Ballistol H1 is primarily suitable for food processing undertakings, e.g. in the beverage industry, drink, butchery, bakeries, etc. Even households who place value on a high-quality care of their domestic appliances use Ballistol H1. Ballistol H1 is colorless and tasteless, it also offers an effective rust protection for all machinery and equipment. Ballistol H1 is suited for cleaning as well as a lubricant or penetrating oil.
Capacity 65 ml fluid or 200 ml spray.
Catalog number: KNI40
Your Price: 12.00 €
Sharpenig stone with two different surfaces - fine granulated shale and coarse-grained sandstone for all types of knives, daggers, seaxes etc.
Catalog number: KNI16
Your Price: 9.00 €
SHARPENING STONE with Wooden Container suitable for sharpening small knives such as Swiss pocket knives.
Catalog number: KNI120
Your Price: 13.00 €
Hand made sharpening stone from a sandstone. Manufactured in the Carpathian mountains. Size: 24 cm.
Catalog number: KNI155
Your Price: 17.00 €
Hand made sharpening stone from a sandstone. Manufactured in the Carpathian mountains. Size: 24 cm. Wooden case included.
Catalog number: KNI119
Your Price: 13.00 €
Hand made sharpening stone from a shale. Manufactured in the Carpathian mountains. Size: 24 cm.