The LONDON - GWALARN has a middle bolster made from mosaic damask on its handle, forged by hand by the damask smith Philippe Ricard, whose pattern shows the ermine tails of the coat of arms of Brittany. The coat of arms dates back to the Duc de Bretagne in 1215 and symbolises his white ermine coat. Damasks are forged from nickel-containing (light-coloured) and carbon-rich (dark-coloured) steels. The blacksmith's art with a mosaic damask is to achieve the correct folding and twisting for the desired damask pattern. The knives known today as "LONDON" are so deeply embedded in Breton culture that we gave this model the name GWALARN. We manufacture it in our atelier 100% by hand and exclusively with blades made of high-performance steel RWL34. As a sign of its authenticity, the GWALARN bears the coat of arms of PassionFrance®, the Coq ... more about the GWALARN
Fact sheet LONDON-GWALARN PassionFrance, white bone with a hand forged bolster of mosaic damask, blade RWL34, comes with case of beaver tail leather
Blade: large Yatagan blade with swedge and choil, contact with spring suppressed by a rivet
Blade steel: RWL34
Blade length x width x thickness: 88mm x 21mm x 2,8mm
Handle without bolsters of white bone with central damask bolster, length 115mm
Decoration: spring decorated
Total length open: 194mm
If you opt for a «CUSTOM knife», you will get exactly the knife shown on the photo. Comes with a hand-sewed case of beaver tail leather.
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