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These large sized Pakkawood Artisan Kirpan made by Jot Singh Khalsa were designed to be among the finest affordable Kirpans ever created. Pakkawood is an engineered wood/plastic composite material. They are entirely hand made to precise tolerances using the best materials available and have a 6 inch/15.2cm blade (11.75inch/29.8cm overall length, including handle)
Along with the Kirpan, also included is a perfectly fitting Gatra, an embroidered zipper pouch and a certificate of ownership.
Production & Materials
There is likely little doubt that over 300 years ago when the Sri Guru Gobind Singh Jees presence graced the earth and He led Sikhs and others into necessary battle, that Sarb Loh (pure iron) was the preferred blade material for Kirpans and possibly swords that might have seen duty in the protection of oneself and the innocent. Those Kirpans and swords made from Sarb Loh would have had good edge holding and strength characteristics, when properly hardened and tempered.
According to Jot Singh Khalsa (award winning knife, sword and Kirpan maker), the facts show that through modern technologies today, we have far more uniform options for sharpness, toughness and especially rust resistance in contemporary blade steels. Through industrial and technological developments in metallurgy over the last 100 years, there are now a wealth of choices in the marketplace for exceptional cutlery steels. These are utilised in our manufacturing and offered through these Artisan Kirpans.
The blades for these Artisan Kirpans are ground from 12C27 stainless steel or 8CR13MOV stainless steel, both excellent blade steels which have excellent edge holding, toughness, and stain resistant qualities. The handle and sheath panels utilise micarta which is a ultra durable, handsome man-made material and the scabbard is injection molded creating an exceptional long lasting fit.