A stunning hand-forged recreational and hunting knife featuring top grade Japanese VG-10/67-layer Damascus Steel with a locally sourced walnut handle. Walnut used for the beautiful handle was harvested and processed from Salisbury, IL by local craftsman David Ingram. This limited edition fixed-blade knife is extremely sharp with a premium hardness rating of 60 HRC. Included is a hand stitched veg-tanned Argentine leather sheath.
Blade: Japanese VG-10/67-layer Damascus Steel
Handle: Walnut from Salisbury, IL
Bone: Camel Bone from Mongolia
Sheath: Hand Stitched Veg-Tanned Argentine Leather
Total length: 8.66 inches (22cm)
Handle length: 4.33 inches (11cm)
Blade length: 4.33 inches (11cm)
Blade width: 1.18 inches (3cm)
Blade thickness: 4 mm
Packaging: Premium Black Magnetic Closure Box & Story Card
Limited Edition: 100 knives
Warranty: 1 Year
History Behind The Salisbury Collection
The beautiful walnut handle was harvested and processed from local craftsman David Ingram of Salisbury, Illinois. Salisbury is located 12 miles northwest of Springfield, 8 miles south of New Salem and only a couple miles from the infamous Sangamo Town settlement. Sangamo Town is the settlement where Abraham Lincoln built his flatboat in 1831 before navigating down to New Orleans.
The source of the walnut comes from an area that was very familiar to Lincoln. Salisbury is on the “Lincoln Trail” that Young Abe used to travel between Springfield and New Salem. It is inspiring to imagine that Lincoln might have fished and hunted with his friend Jack Kelso or courted his first love Ann Rutledge in the same region used to source this walnut. Although we cannot directly claim the relationship between the wood and Lincoln, we can use this inspiration to follow in Lincoln’s adventurous spirit.
Salisbury is truly a hidden secret with beautiful Midwestern scenery from the rivers and hills to some of the most fertile land in the world. Brian Su’s country ranch in rural Salisbury brought the Sangamon team there and it will forever impact their lives. Special thanks to our colleague Mark Bennett for his advisory during the design and research process.
-Clean your knife after each use with warm soapy water. It is important to especially clean the knife after cutting any acidic foods such as lemons, limes, tomatoes, etc.
-Do not ever leave your knife in soaking water.
-Keep the knife as dry as possible to preserve the integrity of the walnut.
-Safely sharpen your knife. A dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp knife.
-We recommend you store the knife outside the leather sheath if storing away for a long time.
We do not ship knife orders to international destinations.