It is clear at first sight that this is something unique.
The iridescent shine of the finest Damascus steel on the blade, bolster and tip is reminiscent of a damask silk towel. There is actually a historical connection to the old town of Damascus. In the middle ages, this became a center for silk weaving and Damascus steel. Both products were coveted abroad, and were only available for selected clientele.
Originally the Damascus technique arrived via China in Japan, where it experienced its heyday. Many legends revolve around famous swordsmen and their masters. The steel was folded, forged and pounded into many layers to achieve the famous solidity and durability of the steel.
These days, however, manufacturing Damascus steel requires highly technical skills. Due to the different metal characteristics of the 33 rust-free steel layers (FD VG 10-33), each piece is unique. The grain is exposed using a special, environmentally friendly procedure, which displays its full beauty.
The use of the Damascus blade steel for the bolster and heal of a knife is absolutely unique. Here, it was possible to use expensive laser technology to manufacture the bolster of the knife from Damascus steel. The name of the series appears like a watermark on the blade. A patented procedure, which is only possible with absolute precision and the most up-to-date technology, and which matches the aesthetics of the knife.
The handle is attached using a spring mechanism, which is moulded in the handle, and is assembled using this refined stressed type fastening. It is absolutely watertight and meets the highest hygiene standards. The high-tech handle material is formed layer by layer, and thus forms the surface of the grip, which appears like leather. This new development is non-slip, does not swell, is not glued or riveted, and rests soft and smoothly in the hand.
With the 1893 studio knife series, Friedr. Dick presents a product that combines aesthetics, strength and functionality at its very best.
The series is named after the year in which the World Fair was staged in Chicago. This was the year, in which the DICK company exhibited for the first time, and the product program became known around the world.
* To protect and maintain the hand-made surface, only clean your knife by hand carefully, and avoid using abrasive cleaning materials.