Searching for the perfect silver spoon? Consider this heirloom-quality silver knife instead.
The handle is solid silver. No alloy has been used to harden it. Ingots are melted and the liquid silver is poured into the handle mold. Silver bars are 99.9% silver. (sterling silver is only 92.5% silver!) Each handle side starts off from 1.3 ounces of silver and is ground and polished until there is approximately 1 ounce of silver per finished handle side (2 ounces per knife).
The blade is Damascus–a pattern welded steel technique that has been used for more than thousand years. The feel is heavy; the patina doesn’t get any better (unless you rub it). And, of course, the knife doesn’t have to be just for a kid. It’s 2.5 inches long when closed and 4.25 inches long when opened. It weighs almost 3 ounces and makes a beautiful lady’s purse knife or gentleman’s pocket knife – just remind them to put the knife back in its walnut gift box before going to the airport!
Who: He Man Tools
Where: North Little Rock, Arkansas
Why: Vernon of He Man Tools has agreed to continue hand-making these for us as long as he’s around. Twelve knives have been ordered and are sequentially numbered.
You Should Know: He Man does not engrave, but hand makes a block that your engraver can use to hold the knife in place without harming it. Be sure to tell the engraver that the handle is 99.9% pure silver, so that extra care can be taken with the silver. Check out He Man’s other knife we carry here.
Small Stuff: Pictured wooden gift box and shipping included in the price.