Shackleton Damascus Steel Skinner
Most people are familiar with the ill fated story of Shackleton’s ship being stuck in the ice of the south pole. But most aren’t familiar with how they were rescued. For almost a year Shackleton and his crew were stranded near Elephant Island and survived on penguin, seal, and whale meat. Shackleton and five of his men set sail for South Georgia in a long boat and began an ice-packed voyage over 800 miles. Unfortunately they landed on the uninhabited southern coast and had to traverse a mountain range to reach a small whaling station. Shackleton immediately began to work on a rescue effort for his men. After almost a year and a half being marooned in the Antarctic, his crew was rescued and they all returned home.
The long handle and deep belly blade make the Shackleton Damascus Steel Skinner the perfect tool for skinning and field work. Made of 1095 and 15n20 Damascus steel, the blade is hand-finished to a razor’s edge. The profile of the knife reminds us of the strength and steadfastness of a man like Shackleton. The form, balance, and design would also be appreciated by someone like Shackleton and his crew who survived off the land.
— Blade Length: 3.25
— Blade Material: 1095, 15N20 Damascus Steel
— Blade Thickness: 0.15"
— Blade Hardness: 56- 60 HRC
— Blade Style: Skinner
— Blade Grind: Secondary Grind
— Blade Type: Fixed
— Blade Finish: Damascus Steel
— Handle Material: Marbled Horn
— Handle Thickness: 0.5"
— Handle Length: 3.75"
— Tang: Full Tang
— Overall Length: 7"
— Weight (Oz): 7
— Sheath Material: Leather
Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials and may vary slightly in color, Damascus pattern, and overall look. Damascus steel can rust if not cared for properly. Do not keep Damascus steel in a leather sheath for long periods of time, as the leather can cause the steel to rust. Please be aware Damascus steel products will arrive fully coated in a protective, non-toxic mineral oil, which can be easily washed off before use. Damascus steel should be regularly oiled with any household oil over the course of its life to prevent corrosion.
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