Gotlandic KnifeSkye Knives
Our range of knives are forged and handmade by Jake Clelland of Skye Knives in his workshop in Orbost on the Isle of Skye. The Gotland knife has a 4 ¾-inch single-edge blade of hardened 1095 high carbon steel, polished and etched to show the hardening lines and honed to a fine edge. The blade is fitted with a sycamore handle, carved with Mammen beasts. The handle has an inlet crenelated copper ferrule, patterned after finds from Gotland, and a copper butt plate secured with copper pins. The blade is sheathed in a hand-stitched and tooled scabbard of light cowhide, reinforced with hammered copper placquets and copper suspension rings.