The pattern on the blade is made up from individual hammer blows that have pushed some of the 120 layers in the steel beneath other layers. Each blade ends up with a unique pattern, individual like a fingerprint, and tells the story of the forging that went into the blade.
During the forging the blade is drawn out into a gradual taper, making a blade that is thin near the tip and retains its thickness where it meets the handle, this leads to a much better balanced blade.
I make these knives in small batches, and the exact dimensions, blade patterning and wood grain of the knife you receive may differ slightly from the knife in the photograph.
I offer a guarantee against faulty manufacture for the lifetime of the knives. This does not cover abusive use of the knives or wear and tear. The handle materials on these knives are natural and as such, must be looked after. These knives will not respond well to being left soaking in a sink or (and it pains me to even think of it) put in a dishwasher. I would consider both of these actions as knife abuse. Use them, clean them, dry them and they will remain beautiful for years to come.