BALBACH TIRPITZ Damascus Hunting Knife Cocobolo Wood
Exceptional 320-layer damascus made from the hull armor plates of the sunken German warship Tirpitz.
This stainless, high-alloy steel was salvaged by a Norwegian-German company from the sunken Tirpitz between 1948 and 1957. It is used for scientific purposes as well as for space travel. The 320-layer damascus for this knife was made by Markus Balbach, a well-known German damascus smith, using the traditional and time-honored welded composite process.
Well balanced handle with recessed grip for the index finger - provides a good grip even in cold weather or when wearing gloves.
Ferrules made of nickel silver, handle made of cocobolo.
Cocobolo is a very hard, fine-grained tropical hardwood with a high raw density. It is therefore particularly well suited for frequent use, even when exposed to moisture. The high natural oil content in the wood eliminates the need to stabilize the handle while making it durable.
Brown sheath made of traditionally processed, hand-sewn saddle leather. Only vegetable agents are used in the tanning of the leather in the pit. Each knife is unique - delivered with serial number and certificate of authenticity confirming the material origin of the blade.
Handle: reddish-brown, cocobolo wood.
Leather sheath: brown
Total length: 22.5 cm
Blade length: 104 mm
blade thickness: 3,5 mm
Hardness: 61 - 63 HRC
Pattern: Wild Damascus
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