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PA7868 SmithWare
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FORGED STEEL FIXED BLADE KNIFE image of Forged Steel Fixed Blade KnifePA7868 SMITHWARE
Blacksmiths were skilled artisans who with simple hand tools such as hammer, anvil and chisel, shaped hot wrought iron or steel into items for practical purposes. This fixed blade knife is no exception. The knife features a 5 1/2" hand forged blade, which carries a long cutting edge that tapers to a fine point, allowing effective cutting and carving, poking and piercing, and all other required duties at the dinner table. Measuring 10 1/2 inches overall, this hand forged knife has a no-nonsense functional design with a wee bit of Scottish flair scrolling at the handle end. This hefty blade offers a broad secure grip as well as a nice hanging option. Beauty, strength, function and practicality, all in one piece construction. Like the originals, this authentic replica is made from carbon steel and given a blackened finish in time honored tradition.


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Overall Length: 10 1/2"
Blade Length: 5 1/2"
Historically Accurate
Material: Hand forged blackened steel

Weight: 0.4 lbs

Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.

The Clip: Dave Budd shows us how to forge a knife using primitive methods. Checkout for the making of knives or hand tools and the teachings of various courses in Primitive Technology.

The term "blacksmith" comes from the activity of "forging" iron or the "black" metal, namely iron as opposed to the "white" metals such as tin, silver or gold; "black metal" so named due to the color of the metal after being heated. The term "forging" means to shape metal by heating and hammering. "Smith" is from the Proto-German "smithaz" meaning "skilled worker" or "craftsman." Not only did Blacksmiths create armour and weapons, but they were also responsible for producing objects such as gates, grilles, railings, nails, candle lamps and fixtures, cooking and eating utensils, tools, furniture, agricultural equipment, jewelry, and decorative and religious items. In Medieval times, a "village smithy" was a staple of every town.

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