|Posted on May 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM|
My husband introduced me to the world of Bushcraft about 12 years ago and ever since I have been on a fast-paced learning experience that has shaped how I live now. Knives have always been a passion for me and I remember receiving my first bushcraft knife and how enamored I was with it.
At the time it suited my needs, it fit well in my hand and I could do all sorts of camp craft as needed. But as my skill grew I found myself really wanting a traditional knife to have at my side. I have gone through several knives and they were all great but I was missing something. I wanted to bring a bit of ancient tradition into my modern life.
It was then my husband gifted me with the hand forged Faolan Celtic Knife.
I fell in love with it the moment I held it in my hand, for there was history behind this knife. The Faolan Celtic Knife is a replica knife that was found at the Oppida Zavist Celtic site in the Czech Republic. It was the largest Celtic Oppidum in Bohemia and located in the hills of the Brezany Valley, which had been inhabited since the bronze age.
This knife is made of carbon steel full tang measuring 20cm (7 inches) in length. The blade is 9cm (3.5 inches) in length and 4mm thick. The handle is wrapped with leather for grip. The leather sheath is well made and fits the blade nicely. The size is perfect for me both because of my hand size and I like the way it sits on my hip. It doesn’t get in the way of my movement.
What amazes me about this knife is if you were to place a plastic handle on it would look like any modern knife. So, it is safe to say that the knives that were made in the iron age could stand up against any modern knife we have.
This is a perfect blade to carry with you for EDC or into the woods for simple camp craft. It is great for making feather sticks and any other small tasks.
The upkeep for this knife is simple, just sharpen when needed with your sharping tool of choice. Keep the blade oiled to avoid rust and if you will be using it to cut food make sure to use a food safe oil.
All in all, this is a lovely knife and I highly recommend it!