Vacuum Hardened to 58-60HRC - SHARP! THE AXE & SHEATH IN THE PHOTOS ARE THE EXACT ONES YOU WILL RECEIVE.Custom Handmade Damascus Steel Blade Throwing Pipe USA Viking Axe W/Sheath EDC. HOW OUR DAMASCUS IS MADE: All our Damascus is real and not just an acid etch. Damascus is a mixture of 1095HC and 15N20 nickel carbon. You heat them up together and then fold the bar over and over to get the desired layers, ours are 396 layers.
Then you burn the blade in acid, and it turns the nickel satin color and the high carbon turns blackish gray. This is how the layers are exposed to show the layers of the new steel created coined "Damascus".All Damascus is acid etched to show the layers. If you high polish the metal it will be shinny satin like all steels.
Only after you burn the sides of the blade with acid do you see the layers of the two steels. After we make our knives we high polish the handles and put an edge on the blade. The high polishing buffs off the acid burned layer of the handle, and the blade edge is sharpened and the acid burned edge becomes satin.
You can re-burn the tang of the blade near the handles and the edge of the blade and it will show the layers once more. The knife comes with the high-quality cowhide leather sheath in the photos. If the sheath has attached straps and a loop it is for a fire starter rod (not included). If the sheath has attached straps they are for concealed and horizontal carry options. KNIFE CARE AND CLEANING: When needed, use a Diamond Wet Stone or better to re-sharpen the blade at 20-degrees.
When done using the knife, wash it in soap and water, dry completely, coat in gun oil and store away from the sheath. Leather pulls moisture out of the air and can rust the blade if stored improperly. All our knives and axes are 100% handmade. We do not use any CNC machining, water-jet, or pre-cut blanks to make our items. Each knife or Axe will be 100% unique and may have some handmade characteristics that make them unique.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Tactical Axes & Hatchets". The seller is "impact_knives" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.