SOLD - Iisakki Horsehead Knife - SOLD


Iisakki Järvenpää was born on January 7th, 1859 and made his hometown, Kauhava, internationally known with his knives. His fascination with detailed and uncompromising beauty is not only visible in his knives, but also in his handwriting. One example is Iisakki’s signature in the company logo.

By trial and error he had to learn how to forge a blade, how to use alloy, how to harden steel; polishing, sharpening, and all the other phases of knife-making. Polishing the blades was especially difficult, and after hundreds of trials he came up with the outcome that later also became the trademark of his knives. Moreover, the so-called blood groove on the blade is Iisakki Järvenpää's invention.

Together with Juho Kustaa Lammi, Iisakki produced The Emperor's Knives in 1894 for the Emperor Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra, after having heard about the imperial coronation and having gotten excited about it. These were birch bark handled, horse head pommeled double knives. Along with the gifts, Iisakki received an honorary title, Emperor’s Cutler.

This knife is in the Iisakki Jarvenpaa tradition with horsehead pommel, an extra long blade and traditional decorative sheath.

Product Details:
  • Blade: 6" Carbon or stainless Steel
  • Handle: 4.75" Galalite
  • Bolsters: Brass
  • Total length of knife: 11.75”
  • Sheath: Leather & Brass
  • Weight: 4.9oz
  • Weight w/sheath: 6.6oz
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  • Item ID: AJ15HG2

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