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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).
The 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 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’ll see.
We use several types of steel: spring steel, which is renowned for its outstanding hardness and flexibility, has a carbon content of about 0.6 %, while a low-carbon 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: KNI82
Your Price: 112.00 €DAMAST KNIFE, deer antler. Blade: 7.5 cm. Overall length aprox. 19.5 cm. Material: steel: 19312 and 12050. Approx. cca 120 layers. Hand made in the Czech Rep.
Catalog number: KNI56
Your Price: 55.00 €
Hand forged knife with a motive of a ram's head - animal. Total length cca 27 cm, blade: 14 cm.
Catalog number: KNI107
Your Price: 40.00 €
Hand forged small knife with antler handle (European deer), leather scabbard included! Overall length approx. 18 cm, blade length approx. 6 cm. Suitable for wearing around the neck - for re-enactors or modern woodsmen. Knife is very sharp.
Catalog number: KNI156
Your Price: 120.40 €
Luxury hand forged early medieval knife (Viking, Slavic) with bronze knife fittings of our production. Wooden handle: walnut. Overall length: 19 cm. Made by Wulflund Smithy.
Leather sheath with viking bronze stud is included.
Catalog number: KNI153
Your Price: 580.00 €
Viking Damascus Knife. Hand made knife inspired by the viking finds (shape of blade, filigree sterling silver pommel and guard) and Scandinavian nature (elk antler, Finnish birch). Overall length: 30 cm, blade: 16.5 cm. Hand made by Ondrej Piskacek, Arma Epona Smithy.
Catalog number: KNI149
Your Price: 79.00 €
Hand forged Celtic knife. Inspiration: Celtic finds of European Iron Age settlements - oppida
Overall length: 30 cm, blade: 16 cm, blade thickness: 4 mm. Hand forged in Bohemia (land of Boii tribes) by Arma Epona smithy.
Handsewn leather sheath with in a Celtic design is included.
Catalog number: KNI151
Your Price: 98.00 €
Hand forged luxury early medieval knife (Viking, Slavic) with bronze knife fittings of our production. Wooden handle: walnut. Overall length: 19 cm. Made by Wulflund Smithy.
Catalog number: KNI163
Your Price: 43.00 €
Forged knife in a deer antler with carved Viking motifs. Total length: 14.5 cm, length of blade: 7.5 cm.
Catalog number: KNI198
Your Price: 130.00 €
Forged knife "Leif" inspired by the North. The metal fittings are cast into bronze by the lost wax method. Inspired by the Viking art style Borre. The blade is forged and made of high-carbon steel CSN 14 260 (54SiCr6). Grip: wood, deer antler. Made by Arma Epona smithy.
Catalog number: KNI170
Your Price: 325.00 €
Luxury damask knife (seax type knife) with a bronze pommel and guard. Overall length: 28.5 cm, length of blade: 17.5 cm. Max. blade width: 2.6 cm, thickness of the blade: 4 mm. Made by our smithy Arma Epona.
Catalog number: KNI183
Your Price: 650.00 €
DRUID - the knife in a Celtic style. Bronze head in a La Tene style (I.st Century, Germany) is made by lost wax casting. The blade is forged, handle: bone. Total length: 16 cm. The length of the bone handle: 5 cm. Blade: 8.5 cm. Max. blade thickness: 9 mm.
Catalog number: KNI38
Your Price: 29.00 €
Hand forged Celtic knife for various usage, namely for an an Iron Age kitchen or crafts. Overall length: 16 cm, blade: 7 cm. Material: high carbon spring steel. Case hardened in wax. Black leather grip from high quality calfskin.
Catalog number: KNI181
Your Price: 155.00 €
Hand forged luxury early medieval knife (Viking, Slavic) with bronze knife fittings of our production. Wooden handle: walnut. Overall length: 23 cm.
Catalog number: KNI162
Your Price: 75.00 €
Forged damascus steel knife in a deer antler with carved Viking motifs. Total length: 14.5 cm, length of blade: 7.5 cm.
Catalog number: KNI154
Your Price: 480.00 €
Viking Damascus Knife. Hand made knife inspired by Finnish knives and Scandinavian nature (elk antler, Finnish birch). Overall length: 24.5 cm, blade: 11.5 cm. Hand made by Ondrej Piskacek, Arma Epona Smithy.