Our vision for this knife, Rivers Edge, was influenced by the movement and energy of New Zealand's rivers. Sweeping flowing lines and cold curling eddies. A place of transition where elements playfully or violently come together.
9 layers of 1084 and 15n20 steel were forge welded then folded, first in half and then again into 3 sections (pictured), creating a 54-layer bar of alternating dark and bright etching steels.
These were twisted (pictured) and forged into the patterned blade component in this knife and was our first foray into forging a billet of layered ‘Damascus’ steel!
The handle features sandcast koru guard and pommel in high silver shiro-shibuichi and grossular garnet section from a Nelson river cobble. The main body of the handle is antler and the spacers are silver and g10.
The construction is with a through tang running the length of the handle and peened at the end to give a solid mechanical hold.
This piece does not come with a sheath or display base. Contact us directly to discuss the option of having one custom made to accompany this knife.
Blade length: 12cm
Handle length: 11cm