This Medieval Knife and Pricker set is made of carbon steel. The handles are made of bone with brass guards. The set comes with a black leather sheath.
I was very pleased with this knife and spike set. I expected something okay that would look good with a costume, I was mistaken. These look *really* nice and are well made. The bone looks good, the brass looks good, the blades are good steel, and the sheath is nice and tight to keep the two tools in place. I bought these for a 14th Century costume for Ren Faire just for looks, but ended up using them to eat. The spike and knife are both also handy tools, the spike I used to improve flow of a water jug by making a hole air could pass through, the knife was good and sharp and was used for trimming cloth and twine edges and for eating.
I bought this set a couple of months ago. I was initially disappointed that it didn't exactly match the description - the blade of the knife is clearly stamped 'STAINLESS PAKISTAN' even though the description says it's carbon steel. I tested them out a couple of days, the pricker is probably carbon steel as I was able to get it to rust without any effort (dabbed a tiny spot with gun bluing), but the knife is obviously stainless.
Having seen medieval knife and pricker sets on line for much higher prices , I decided to take a look at the one from Szco. The price was more than satisfacory and when I got it, I was even happier. Shipping was very fast and it was well packed. Though it is stainless steel instead of carbon steel, it is faithful to may extant examples found in collections and museums. Being shiny stainless is the only real problem I had with it and that was solved with a bit of 600 grit sandpaper to give the blade and brass bolster a more satin finish. This also had the effect of giving the handle scales a nice slightly stained look. The sheath was quite nice and fits very snug. Maybe a little too snug, but that was remedied by dripping a little cold water down the pricker hole and inserting it back to stretch it just a little. Now its perfect. All in all , Im happy with this company having bought the Ballock Dagger also. If you want a good period style knife and pricker set, you could hardly go wrong with this one.
This is a great little knife and pricker for the reenactor or Renaissance Faire attendee. Well made, and quite nice looking. It does have a faint "made in pakistan" stamp on the blade of the knife, but this can be easily removed with very fine grit sandpaper (not a bad idea to do this just to bring the shine down to a satin finish, as the steel is quite bright).
Great deal, on a pretty authentic set. Get some practice using the pricker first, then bring it to your next re-enactment. Fun!
I work in a Renaissance Festival, and these are perfect for eating in the lanes rather than backstage. They are period correct and very nicely constructed. With the proper care, they will last me for years.
Really impressed with both the quality of these and the price as well. I was a little worried but that was unfounded as it is simply impressive in the extreme.
the knife only, is stainless steel. the skewer, is mild steel, and will rust if not oiled upon receipt.
The knife itself is very rustic, decent quality and a great look
It came on time and was of the quality I was expecting. The pricker slot was a bit tight but all in all great value for price.