Olamic Cutlery is a relatively new company based in California. They employ six Craftsman in Central Russia who hand forge and shape the blades.
Damascus steel and its characteristics have been a mystery in modern metallurgy, until John D. Verhoeven, Emeritus Professor in Materials Science and Engineering conducted a study along with master bladesmith Alfred H. Pendray. They set out to find out exactly what made Damascus steel so legendary. The secret turned out to be the combination of banded iron carbide particles and softer steel. Such molecular composition gave Damascus steel a hard cutting edge along with a rugged flexibility. But what specifically made it so? Research showed that the steel mix is crucial and must contain one of two (or both) secret ingredients: Vanadium and Molybdenum. Small traces of these elements added to high-carbon steel produced impeccable carbide bonds and thus unlocked the reason why Damascus is king of steel.
“For our Olamic Cutlery Damascus we use four types of Russian Steel, this creates a balanced mix of High-Carbon and Nickel steels. The goal in our Damascus is Edge Retention and real world hunting knife performance. We are able to achieve this using lessons learned from History and those uncovered by Mr. Verhhoeven. The Chemical composition of our Damascus features both Vanadium and Molybdenum, making for a superior and historically accurate steel. After Acid Etching, a beautiful damascene pattern is uncovered to add that final touch to every Olamic Cutlery hunting knife.
Damascus is an ancient art and we aim to keep it alive for generations forrth. The word “Olamic” literally means “Lasting through Eternity” and that is exactly what we’ve set out to do.”
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This model is a Large Wide Blade Skinner with some wonderful upgrades. The Guard and Buttcap are Hand Cast and finished, the dark Wenge Wood spacers were added to help set off the light colored Natural Birch Bark handle.
Birch Bark is a traditional Russian / Nowegian handle material that is light weight and naturally resistant to Oils and bacteria. It has wonderful grain and a soft Velvet like texture.
The handle has been contoured with a very comfortable palm swell in the center and this example has a Variant ~ Cast Birds Beak Butt that helps to keep your hand in the center of the Handle where it should be.
The Razor sharp “Storms of Jupiter Pattern” Damascus blade is slightly greater than 1/8″ Thick ~ measuring a respectable 1 5/8″ Wide!
The thick Blade is Solid High Carbon Vanadium Damascus and the Cast Nickel Silver Guard and Buttcap are a wonderful artistic touch. This example also includes a matching Buffalo Hide Leather Lanyard.
The Custom Molded Kydex Sheath (rare on an Olamic Knife) has a Removable Leather Belt Loop for a variety of other carry options.
Each knife is stamped with a unique Identification number.
A packet of information as well as a Certificate of Authenticity with matching Serial number, a Padded Zipper Storage Pouch and a Sentry Solutions Tuff-Cloth Sample is included with this knife.