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Igor Pampuha Custom 084 Fixed 4.72" Wootz Damascus Blade, Walnut Wood Handle, Leather Sheath - 084 Damask

Part Number: IP084WAL
Manufacturer: Igor Pampuha Custom Wootz Knives


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IP084WAL: Custom Wootz Damascus 084 Fixed Blade, Walnut
Igor Pampuha Custom Knives
Master Smith Igor Pampuha is one of the most highly acclaimed blacksmiths in Russia. He is as synonymous in Russia with fixed blades as Igor Shirogorov is with folders. He produces a reproduction of the famed wootz Damascus steel achieved by strict observance to the techniques, ingredients, metal hardening and forging methods. Wootz steel was so highly regarded in the ancient world that it gave rise to the Persian phrase to give an "Indian answer", meant "a cut with an Indian sword." Mr. Pampuha has achieved excellent durability and exceptional cutting properties with his knives; try one out and find out just how good this steel really is.

This custom model 084 will serve greatly as an everyday use compact hunting or bushcrafting tool. It's got a thick blade for stout cutting tasks and a comfortable handle for all day use. The 4.72" drop point blade is made from alloy wootz Damascus steel with a small finger/sharpening choil at the base. The pattern is not as beautiful as some other Damascus steels out there but it is tempered to approximately 61-65HRC on the cutting edge, so it's built for performance. The comfortably contoured handle is made from walnut wood with cast bronze end caps. The sheath is a simple brown leather drop sheath design with an articulating leather belt loop for comfortable, all day carry. This is a fantastic, high-quality knife design and with high-grade wootz steel smelted by one of Russia's best--it's a knife that can do it all and do it better!
  • Blade Length: 4.72" (120 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 4.33" (110 mm)
  • Handle Length: 4.40" (112 mm)
  • Overall Length: 9.12" (232 mm)
  • Blade Material: Alloy Wootz Damascus
  • Blade Thickness: 0.163"
  • Blade Hardness: 61-65HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Acid Etched
  • Handle Material: Walnut Wood
  • Handle Thickness: 0.95"
  • Sheath Material: Leather
  • Weight: 4.5 oz. (128 g)
  • Weight with Sheath: 7.2 oz. (204 g)
  • Designer: Igor Pampuha
  • Handmade in Russia
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Custom Made Knife
Custom Made Knife
Custom knives are hand made in shops around the world. These will typically be extremely high quality and one of a kind pieces meticulously built by the craftsman.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.