THE LEUKU style

VALIANT

in

6mm thick AISI d2 steel

 

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The above Valiant is my own and is made from 1095 Carbon steel and 15N20 Nickel steel Damascus. Handle is stabilised Buck Eye Burl ending with a 3mm thick brass plate.

 

The above Valiant is also mine and is made from D2 steel. Handle is stabilised and dyed maple flame burl and it too is capped with a 3mm thick brass plate.

 

 

The Dimensions of the Valiant are as follows:

 

Overall length: 340mm

Blade length: 220mm - Slightly hollowed Scandi type grind to 0 degree or with Secondary grind.

Handle length: 120mm

Widest part - blade 40mm handle 40mm

Steel: 6mm thick AISI D2 Carbon steel

Fittings: Three pins and 1 brass lined lanyard tube

Handle back plate: 3mm Brass (silver brazed)

 

Sheath is made from 3-4mm thick Veg Tan leather dyed and decorated as requested.

 

 

Valiant blade blanks in profile against the Guardian

 

 

Jon Horne's Valiant/Guardian knife set and the various Sheath options he requested. The handle material is Stabilised Oak Burl.

The most difficult part of making this set up was the Piggyback Sheath - it's quit a feat on its own!

 

The odd one out is the altered Talisman MK4 in Cocobolo and it's light coloured Sheath. The shape of the blade is based on Jon's requirements, which was easy enough to do.

 

 

 

John Gillespie's Valiant/Guardian knife set in Brown Mallee

 

 

My Valiant / Guardian knife set.

 

 

Valiant - Dartmoor comparison.

 

 

The VALIANT Knife

in

6mm thick AISI D2 steel

 

 

STANDARD VALIANT KNIFE PRICE

STANDARD KNIFE PRICE

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

IF REQUIRED

 

A STANDARD KNIFE IS A COMPLETELY FINISHED KNIFE WITH ONE OF THE STANDARD HANDLE MATERIAL FROM THIS LIST WITH BRASS PINS and BRASS TUBE LANYARD HOLE and a

STANDARD FULL SIZE SHEATH WITH A FIXED BELT LOOP.

 

 

 

 

185

 

PRICE OF EACH INDIVIDUAL EXTRA TO BE ADDED TO BASIC KNIFE COST

 

 

INTEGRATED FIRESTEEL LOOP

 

 5

MATCHING FIRESTEEL

 

10

MATCHING CERAMIC ROD SHARPENER   10

*ADJUSTABLE BELT EXTENSION LOOP AND 'D' RING

  5
MOSAIC PINS instead of Brass / Steel pins   5

 

Please add 11.00 to above prices towards p&p to standard UK addresses. Knife sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery - Insured and next day delivery by 1pm.

 

Please add 20 towards p&p for non-standard UK and Overseas Destinations. Dispatched on a signed for basis.

 

* The adjustable belt extension loop is not really ideal for this model considering the overall length of the Valiant. But if desired anyway, I'll provide it...

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICES REGARDING THE GUARDIAN  KNIFE

 

I regret having to state that I can no longer make Piggyback type Sheaths. Therefore, the Guardian knife  is now only available in its own standard single Sheath. Any other knife ordered to compliment the Guardian will be supplied with its own  Sheath.

 

PRICING AND KNIFE BUILD OPTIONS

 

 

SHOWN BELOW IS

THE PREDECESSOR TO THE VALIANT

 

 

The Leuku knife, together with a small Puukko knife, are what the Finish Reindeer herders rely very much on. The large knife for big jobs and the little knife for small jobs! My Leuku is based on the original Laplander design, but I wanted something thicker and weighted forward to aid with chopping.

 

I was more than happy with the Bearing steel based Leuku as made for me by my smithy friend, Brian Sorenson of Denmark. But he fell ill and was no longer able to able to supply me further with those blades.

 

Eventually, I took it upon myself to make my own Leuku type large knife/chopper made from D2 Sheffield steel. I also took the opportunity to make some adjustments here and there to improve on the cutting action - and so the Valiant came into being...

 

 

 

The handle on this Leuku is in highly figured Masur Birch over black fibre liners. The butt cap and are in brass.

 

 

The Sheath is 3.5mm veg tanned leather dyed to compliment the knife's handle. 

 

 

Mike's Leuku

 

 

Number 4 of the original 5 Leuku blades.  This one I made up for Mike from near where I live in Geordie land.

 

One last blade still not made up, which I had in mind of making up for myself.  Of course I already have a whopping Leuku with a 250mm blade that I made specially for my trip to Oz.  But for the UK the 205mm bladed version is far more suitable.

 

51200 Bearing Steel Leuku

 

 

This Leuku style knife is made from 4mm thick 52100 Bearing steel.  Overall the knife is 320mm long with the blade being 205mm long and the handle is 115mm long.

 

The handle is Black Buffalo horn over red fibre liners. The butt cap is solid 3mm brass as are the 4 pins.

 

 

The blade is the same as one above and the main difference is the handle material, which is made up of Spalted Beech and coloured Cow horn over white fibre liners. Owing to the sectional make up extra brass pins were added. 

 

Mike 'The War Bow Man' Leuku

 

 

Standard B. Sorenson Bearing Steel Leuku with a nicely figured Amboyna handle topped with a solid brass plate.

 

"A fine Leuku for a fine knowledgeable man."