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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…).

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SHARPENING STONE - shale and sandstone

Catalog number: KNI40

Your Price: 12.00 €

   

Sharpenig stone made of fine granulated shale and coarse-grained sandstone. Size: 5 x 12 cm.

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DAMAST KNIFE, deer antler

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.

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RAM's HEAD FORGED KNIFE

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.

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CRUACHAN, Celtic Hand Forged Knife

Catalog number: KNI118

Your Price: 41.00 €

   

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.

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CRUACHAN, forged Celtic knife with sheath

Catalog number: KNI149

Your Price: 70.00 €

   

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.

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CHRONOS, damascus steel knife with meteorite Muonionalusta

Catalog number: KNI147

Your Price: 1 100.00 €

   

Hand made luxury damast steel knife with a meteorite Muonionalusta and fossil giraffe bone. Leather sheath is included. Hand forged by Arma Epona smithy.

Overall length: 30.5 cm, blade: 18.2 cm, max. width of the blade: 3.8 cm.

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HALDOR, forged viking knife, bronze, walnut

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.

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HALDOR, forged knife with sheath

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.

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FAOLAN, hand forged Celtic knife

Catalog number: KNI131

Your Price: 32.00 €

   

Hand forged Celtic knife. Inspiration: Celtic finds of European Iron Age settlements - oppida

Overall length: 20 cm, blade: 9 cm, blade thickness: 4 mm. Hand forged in Bohemia (land of Boii tribes) by Arma Epona smithy.

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FINTAN, hand forged Celtic knife

Catalog number: KNI140

Your Price: 31.00 €

   

Hand forged Celtic knife. Inspiration: Celtic finds of European Iron Age settlements - oppida

Overall length: 20 cm, blade: 9 cm, blade thickness: 4 mm. Hand forged in Bohemia (land of Boii tribes) by Arma Epona smithy.

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Sheath for a large knife

Catalog number: KNI96

Your Price: 19.00 €

   

Always order together with a knife of our offer. Sheath will be made to fit on knife.

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JORUND, Damascus steel knife, sterling silver

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.

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FLÓKI, Viking Knife, antler, damascus steel

Catalog number: KNI162

Your Price: 63.00 €

   

Forged damascus steel knife in a deer antler with carved Viking motifs. Total length: 14.5 cm, length of blade: 7.5 cm.

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SEAX, hand forged long knife, antler, sharp replica

Catalog number: KNI113

Your Price: 108.00 €

   

Hand forged early medieval seax with antler handle (European deer). This kind of weapon/tool was used during Viking and Anglo-Saxon Age as a weapon and as a tool for everyday usage (chopping wood etc.). We manufactured this knife sharp for usage in wilderness. Overall length: 40 cm. Blade width: 4 cm. Material: high carbon spring steel.

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JOKUL, hand forged knife, carved antler

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.

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HJÖRTUR, Viking seax knife, damask

Catalog number: KNI170

Your Price: 295.00 €

   

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.

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MINIMUS, FORGED KNIFE

Catalog number: KNI38

Your Price: 27.00 €

   

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.

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Forged Knife with carved wooden handle

Catalog number: KNI95

Your Price: 52.50 €

   

Hand forged knife - simple, beautiful, functional.

Overall length: 21 cm, length of blade: 10.5 cm. Material: spring steel 14 260.

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