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Urkulua, Basque shepherds' knife

€83.33

Product customization

char. max. For any other engraving request (company logo, etc.), contact our customer service.
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Details

Urkulua - filed brand and design

Urkulua is an exact reproduction of a 17th century knife used by shepherds of the time. Its blade was found during an archaeological dig in the Urkulu massif near Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Immerse yourself in the pastoral life of our ancestors with this simple and rustic knife. 

This knife is delivered with its leather sheath and its certificate of authenticity. 

Dimensions :

Closed 12 cm / Open 20 cm / Blae 8,5 cm

French manufacturing in our Atelier in Bidart, Basque Country

Dive into its history through our video.

Fabrics

HANDLE

Olive wood, green oak or pallisander.

BLADE

4 types of steel : 

12C27 stainless steel (Sandvik): premium stainless steel, high in chromium and carbon which gives it a robust and easy-to-maintain cutting edge.

XC75 carbon steel : the steel of our grandfathers, a blade very easy to sharpen but getting oxidized.

- PVD treated blade (black) : process for coating hard metal deposits with ionized metal vapor. This surface treatment provides an additional aesthetic aspect and makes the blade more resistant to damage and scratches. 

stainless damascus steel 160 layers : we can compare this technique with puff pastry. This steel is composed of RWL34 for the shiny parts and PMC27 for the dark parts, merged together at 1220°C, then hammered, stretched and folded several times on themselves.  It is the best steel you can find nowadays ! 

Maintenance

Except plastics that are not sensitive to water, noble and precious materials we use for our creations like woods, horns, mother-of-pearl, fossilised ivory, etc, don't appreciate to soak in the water ! Just wash the blade with hot soapy water and dry carefully the knife with a soft dish towel. You can also moisturize the wood from time to time by rubbing it with a drop of vegetal oil. Our creations are not dishwasher-safe.