Available is a stunning coloured mulberry handled knife

 

Handle: The handle is crafted from mulberry and 5000 year old bog oak.

 

The mulberry tree is said to be the link between earth and the eastern heaven. Depictions of mulberry trees in art are often symbols of this divine tree. The mulberry is also a symbol of the archer because legend tells how the first bow was made by Emperor Huangdi to defeat a tiger who had chased him into a mulberry tree.

 

Between the handle and the blade is piece of ancient bog oak thousands of years old buried deep in the bogs of Lincolnshire.  Bog Oak is one of the world’s rarest and sought-after species of bog wood. Bog Oak originates from tree trunks that have started to fossilize in peat bogs, lakes, river bottoms, and swamps for centuries and even millennia. Deprived of oxygen, the wood undergoes a slow morta-formation process, where water currents help bind earthly minerals and iron with tannins in the wood, giving the wood a natural, beautiful stain, unlike anything else. Over thousands of years, this maturation process turns the wood from golden brown to completely black while making it so hard, that it can only be milled with special machinery and carving tools.

 

Blade: Hewn & Hone 6.3mm round tang, approx 60 x 2mm, bearing steel.

 

Note: This blade is forged by and heat treated by Nic Westermann, the grinding is done by Hewn & Hone. The blade is forged from 1/4″ bearing steel rod-  adds rigidity, the blade is 2mm thick at the spine with distal taper towards the tip. This small sloyd has a compound grind on the flats, this means that the 25 degree edge bevel is very short, allowing the blade to turn in a concave cut very easily, they are excellent for finishing difficult areas of a spoon, especially the neck.

 

The tips are very fine and these blades should not be used for prying to any degree.

 

Sheath: The knife is being sold as displayed. A leather slip to protect the blade can be included as an additional option. 

 

To help keep your handle in good condition the knife includes a tin of Ash & Axe organic Cambridge beeswax and tung oil wax.

 

This knife is only available to purchase if you are 18+. Proof of age ID which also matches the delivery address must be provided on purchase before the item can be dispatched. For more information on knife laws in the UK, please visit this page.

Mulberry & bog oak knife

£70.00Price