Our company produces blank parts for knife handles, without which such a magnificent sample of cold steel will look like if not flawed, then unfinished – that is for sure.
Making of a knife, especially based on the design drawing, is a work being subject only to complete masters. But the first thing that is drawn attention to – is still a knife handle. No matter how great the blade is, if the knife handle is made without soul and without strict observance of certain rules, the knife will remain a great decoration and nothing more. The knives have become an integral part of the modern human life, but only some of their rare representatives are wondering why they wish to keep this or that one in their hands by gently touching the knife handle, and why there is an overwhelming desire to put the other one in the far corner.
And there is only one reason for that: the material from which a knife handle is made. The material used for the blank part of a knife handle should possess a number of properties that turn the seemingly most ordinary knife into an exclusive and very expensive thing. And this unique material offering a pleasant touch in hand and featuring striking properties is a bog oak. Even Norman tribes used the bog oak wood to make sword handles and shields. And no wonder: the bog oak knife handle stood the hurricane rhythm of battles and did not let down in the heat of struggles.
The modern world places a bit different requirements for the knife handle, or rather for the blank part that is taken as its basis. The bog oak which color depends on time gives a feeling of warmth of this mighty tree. The light or almost black-colored knife handle can be both a simple part of edged weapons and an exclusive supplement thereto. But there is a nigger in the woodpile: the value of the bog oak handle at the first glance may seem too high, but it is worth of that. The most important thing is that the manufacture of the knife, especially if it is intended for a special event, although it takes a long time, but not to such an extent as the selection of wood of the proper quality. Special attention is given not only to the selection of the knife handle color, but also to how carefully the quality of the future blank part will be checked.
The knife handle should ideally lie in the palm without making a false sense that the knife is about to slip from the hands. The lack of any rough edges and irregularities on the knife handle is one more factor of quality of the blank part. But there is more to come. The bog oak knife handle will not crack and crumble to dust under the influence of time. Hardened over years, in a natural or artificial manner, the bog oak practically eternalizes a knife handle. Faster the blade will lose its fineness, rather than the knife handle will lose its integrity and uniqueness.