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Available is a stunning yakutian knife made from stunning English yew burr and mammoth tusk


The Sakha Republic, or Yakutia as it is also known, is a vast area of eastern Siberia. The republics area is roughly a third of Europe´s landmass, while less than a million people live there. It is one of the most hostile environments in the northern hemisphere with temperatures of -35C being common in the wintertime, and temperatures downwards of -60C are frequently recorded. In this extreme environment, the Yakutian people have developed their own way of living. In this constant fight for survival, the Yakut knife was born. While the origins are still unsure, it is believed that the shape came to be by someone splitting a bone lengthwise, sharpened it against a flat rock, and using it as a knife. Traditional Yakutian knives are forged by hand into the same shape they have had since then.


Blade: The blade has been hand forged in carbon steel and is approximately 65mm in length


Handle: The handle is crafted from a stunning piece of English yew burr from Suffolk and 5000 year old bog oak.


In the rear of the handle has been inserted a disc of wooly mammoth tusk over 8000 years old. The insert has been cut from the outer part of the tusk known as the bark so it would have been in direct contact with its surroundings thousands of years ago!


The bog oak has been dug up from the Lincolnshire fens and carefully air dried then kiln dried before being quarter sawn to give a beautifully contrasting pattern.


Radio carbon dating has shown these ancient giant oaks to be around 3300BC.


Leather: The knife is being sold with a handstitched leather blade slip or a sheath is available as an option or contact me for further sheath options.


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


Please visit the shipping page for details of worldwide delivery costs.


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.




Yew burr yakutian

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