Delve into the annals of history and bear witness to the Haladie knife – a symbol of combat prowess and artistic craftsmanship from the ancient realms of Syria and India. Renowned as a double-edged dagger, the Haladie comprises two gracefully curved blades joined at a solitary hilt. Celebrated by the fierce warriors of the Indian Rajput clans, this blade wasn't merely a tool for stabbing but also a proficient slicer.
Throughout epochs, daggers have not just been instruments of close combat but have also held revered positions in diverse rituals and ceremonies across cultures. Their distinct form and historical significance render them both iconic and emblematic. In contemporary terms, a dagger predominantly represents a weapon crafted for close encounters or self-defense. Nevertheless, the roles of double-edged knives vary across societies; from being symbols of masculinity in some to ritualistic tools in others.
It's imperative to understand that daggers, being primarily weapons, are regulated under various legislations which might restrict their production, possession, and usage. This specific Haladie knife, rich in its historical allure, is designed for display purposes and is not intended for practical use.
Blade Craftsmanship: The Fusion of Art and Metallurgy
Crafted from the legendary Pattern-welded Damascus steel, the blade stands as a testament to the intricate art of ancient metalworking. Initiated from 11 steel pieces and folded meticulously five times, the resulting 352 layers are nothing short of a marvel. The steel embodies the ideal balance of hardness and resilience, as reflected in its Rockwell hardness rating of 55 to 56 HRC.
The essence of high-carbon Damascus steel stems from the integration of high carbon layers. The choice here is the 1095 steel, known for its unmatched carbon content. The culmination? A blade that's potent enough to retain a sharp edge and robust enough to endure forceful impacts, making it ideal for blades of all kinds.
Handle Composition: A blend of Bone and Black Bull Horn complemented with Damascus Steel Bolster.
Dimensions: A total span of 20 inches.
Rockwell Hardness: Lies between 55-56 HRC.
Layered Complexity: Comprising 352 intricate layers.
Sheath: Artfully crafted from leather for preservation and display.
Carbon Steel: 6 pieces, predominantly #43 and #40.
High Carbon Steel: 5 pieces, each of the superior 1095 grade.
- 1st Fold: 22 Layers
- 2nd Fold: 44 Layers
- 3rd Fold: 88 Layers
- 4th Fold: 176 Layers
- 5th Fold: 352 Layers
I was very impressed with the speed of the ordering, shipping, and receiving process. I got the knife as a anniversary gift (11th/ "Steel"), for my husband, but i will probably have to get one for me! It was a great design and the knife was sharp!
Uhhhh the specific review my brother (the person who received the gift) told me to give was 4.7 stars, but he loved the gift so
Great quality and weight