The original Morta Damascus knife but in its XL version.
Caution! For this model, you should not be afraid to assume your immoderate taste for cutlery. Surely, you will not go unnoticed with this sumptuous dining companion.
This model was made with reference to the large old folding knives for hunting made in Thiers in the 1950s and 60s. Because of their large proportions, they ended up being replaced by knives in more conventional sizes. Nonetheless, these models have a certain charm and they will attract fans of beautiful blades.
Ideal indoors and outdoors
A sizeable table companion, ready to carve a rib of beef, this XL Morta knife will also be an indispensable knife for (large) pockets on hikes, picnics, hunting or fishing trips, camping or other outdoor activities. Its Damascus blade in RWL34 – PMC37 gives it an aspect that is both elegant and generous.
Plain Morta handle or optionally embellished with three mammoth ivory inlays.
This way you get the unusual combination of two fossils in one knife handle. 10,000 years for the ivory and 5,000 years for the Morta.
You can also opt for a subtle blue border in vulcanized fibre. This border is discreet but it adds a little panache and modernity to a knife rooted in its terroir. Its Damascus blade in RWL34 – PMC37 ensures an excellent cutting edge. With 59 HRC hardness (approximately), this steel offers very good cutting power while being easy to sharpen. This Damascus steel from powder metallurgy is nonetheless stainless.
EXAMPLES OF ENGRAVINGS
From top to bottom : Charlie, Ronnie, Keith, Mick
Can we visit the workshop ?
Yes. We gladly welcome you from Monday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in September to June and to 7 p.m. in July and August.
You will discover our unfiltered work environment: noise, dust and good spirits. Nothing is staged or orchestrated. One of us will give you a presentation of the material, the extraction techniques and the different product models here.
What are the differences between the steels ?
The stainless steel is cut in Thiers at one of our partners. It is a steel (Sandvik 14c28n) of very good quality with a remarkable cutting edge and a tried and tested cutting ability.
As-forged steel (the famous carbon steel 90mcv8) is hand-forged. It is an excellent steel that has a good track record. As it is a carbon filled steel, the blade will acquire a patina over time. If it is not cleaned after use on food for instance, it will rust on the surface. These blades are often intended for people who like steels that bear the marks of time and usage and require a minimum of care.
The Damascus blades are made from two different steels, RWL34 and PMC27. These steels are obtained by spring steel metallurgy, which after the revelation process produces random patterns for the nicest effect. This Damascus steel cuts well and the blades are stainless. No particular precaution is required.
How do i look after my Morta knife ?
With a bit of common sense and lots of love 😉
Avoid submerging your knife. For added safety, simply avoid the handle coming into contact with water, because like wood or horn, Morta is a natural material that does not like water.
You can rub a little beeswax over the handle to brighten up its colour subtleties. Place a drop of oil in the mechanism if necessary. But generally speaking, normal use requires nothing in particular in terms of care.
How do i sharpen my Morta knife ?
Ideally you should use a sharpening stone, but you can also use a whetstone or any other technique with which you are familiar. To help you, we recorded a short demonstration video on sharpening.
THE BLADE OF MY KNIFE IS BECOMING OXIDIZED. IS THIS NORMAL?
In all likelihood this is a Morta knife as forged. As stated above in our care instructions, the blade is not in stainless steel. It is actually a carbon steel forged by traditional methods, so the blade will acquire a patina over time. If it is not cleaned after use on food for instance, it will rust on the surface.
To remove the excess oxidization, you can clean the marks with a bit of 000 steel wool and some toothpaste. Your blade will quickly look as new again, with fresh breath too! 😉
However, after further use, the blade will once again take on a brown colour to nicest effect that will develop as you continue using your Morta.
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