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Paul's Knives, Paul Emmanuel Arestan, Lion Knives, Australian Custom Knives

Paul's Knives Custom "Memento Mori" Etched RWL34 Steel Blade Bamboo Handle


This custom fixed blade by Paul Emmanuel Arestan of Paul's Knives is a unique collectible piece of fine cutlery. Paul's interpretation of art knife is mixing rustic looking bamboo wood with old school brass guard and modern RWL34 super steel. To add to this wild mix of awesomeness, Paul etched the flat and spine of the blade with an outstanding hand drawn design.


Paul has developed and mastered his own etching techniques. It envolves a laborious and painstaking process of hand painting and etching the steel several time, each time with changes to the drawing and etching time in order to create a variably raised pattern. The result is a stunning etched design with incredibly fine details comparable to laser engraving, but of course all done by hand!


The bamboo handle is naturally beautiful and extremely durable compare to conventional hard woods. Paul has picked the root end of the bamboo, which has the best texture. The guard is made of brass with a pleasant patina, matched with a brass pommel. 


RWL34 is a super steel developed by Damasteel. It is the Powder metallurgy version of the Japanese ATS34 steel. RWL34 was named in honour of Bob Loveless or RW Loveless by Damasteel. RWL34™ is particular successful product with very high strength and toughness combined with extreme edge sharpness that is easy to maintain. 


This knife comes with signed certificate of authenticity and hand made leather sheath with belt loop. 

  • Specifications

    Overall length           21 cm

    Blade length             11 cm

    Handle length           10 cm

    Blade steel               RWL34

    Blade finish              Acid etched

    Handle material        Bamboo with brass guard

    Weight                     124 g

    Sheath                     Genuine leather

$430.00 Regular Price
$399.00Sale Price
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