7" Santoku - Skyfire
Hand forged blade
Sheffield Silver Fox 100 High Carbon Stainless Steel
Olive wood and blue resin
The pattern of shapes in this handle is inspired from the hearth of a bow-drill which creates fire by friction. I used to teach survival skills, though this was not one I liked. Even with all the correct materials it is usually a frustrating business. As a personal challenge though, it is perfect. Success is about working towards a goal, being in the zone where you are fulfilling your potential. Challenge and overcoming difficulties is what we need and the feeling you get when sweat becomes fire is one of the best.