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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Direct from the Maker from the EAST COAST CUSTOM KNIFE SHOW 2013
Here is one of Olamic’s most popular designs, in fact this is the Model that Olamic is currently using for their Advertising in many knife related magazines.
This example has some unique enhancements, very reminiscent of the traditional Nordic Clip Point Hunter, this is the Voykar HT
An excellent, all around style of knife that can be used to meet any demand.
The handle is generous in size and was designed to keep the knife securely in your hand! With the Deep Custom Finger Grooves expertly hand carved into the Wenge Wood this knife feels like an extension of your hand.
The High Carbon Vanadium Damascus blade is slightly thicker than 1/8″ and was Hand Forged in a beautiful Multi Twist Damascus pattern, the expert Etch on the blade shows the complex layers to the pattern. A carved Damascus Guard secures the handle onto the blade.
This knife also features the original Hand Forge Marks remaining on the flats of the blade, a wonderful rustic touch to remind the owner that this truly is a special hand made piece.
Individually Serial Numbered – this knife is number 1235. The Right Hand Leather Belt sheath has been Stitched and Riveted, it has a Dangler Loop with D Ring attachment that can be removed for direct belt carry.
This knife includes a packet of information as well as a Certificate of Authenticity AND a Padded Zipper Storage Pouch.
An excellent value on this tough all around utility model.