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Damascus steel. Use: Knives

AUTINE’s Damascus steel is made of 240 layers of carbon and nickel steel forge - welded and twisted together. This combination of materials ensures good hardness (62 HRC) as well as elasticity which excludes deformation and breaking of blades. This steel in not only beautiful and maintains consistent against deformations at remarkable hardness but also maintains its good cutting quality for a long while.

Laminated steel. Use: Knives, Axes

Two kinds of steel are used when crafting John Neeman’s laminated steel axes and knives. Blades of tools are made from L6 high carbon content instrument steel. This material possesses fine resistance to wear, tenacity and hardness 58-59 (HRC). While the back part of axes and back parts of knives are made from low content carbon steel that provides elasticity and protects from cracking the back parts of an axe.

9HF high carbon content tool steel. Use: Chisels

9HF is  high carbon content steel which keeps its sharpness long after processing and is shockproof enough, providing the chisels made by blacksmith John Neeman their renowned qualities.

Elmax stainless steel. Use: knives

Legendary Swedish stainless steel is one of the best materials we know and that is available for us for manufacturing knives. It is hard (61 HRC), elastic and tenacious. Knives made of this material will be perfect for using in places where the blade cannot be cleaned up right away after using due to different circumstances.

Wood and leather

Currently our basic supply includes several wood and precious wood sorts for knives handles. We work with dark and elegant venge – tree, deep brown rose wood and curly birch. Handles of axes and chisels are made of elm, which is one of toughest and hardest trees we have in Latvia. This wood has been a traditional choice for making tool handles of local craftsmen for a long time.