Blade: Stainless powder Damasteel Odins Eye on Damacore® DC21R™
CORE: RWL34™ SIDES: RWL34™ + PMC27™,
thickness 3,7 mm (0.1457"), hardness 61 HRC
Blade Finish: Mirror Polished
Handle: Titanium Grade 5, 24k Gold, 18K Green Gold, 18K Rose Gold
Backspacer: Titanium Grade 5, 24k Gold, 18K Green Gold, 18K Rose Gold
Clip: Titanium Grade 5, 24k Gold, 18K Green Gold, 18K Rose Gold
Lock: Titanium Grade 5
Ceramic Ball bearing system handmade by Herman
Additional hardened washers in bearings
Ceramic detent ball
Tungsten carbide on the blockade rōnin
Tungsten carbide alloy stop pin
Custom TORX pivot with a titanium tool
Dedicated wooden box and soft pouch by Robbins Custom Cases included
Weight: 143 g (5.04 oz.)
Overall Length: 220 mm (8.66 ")
Blade length: 95 mm (3.74")
Blade width: 27 mm (1.06")
Folded length: 124 mm (4.88 ")
Mantis 1 : Bushido, the Spirit of Samurai
# The Death. # The Japanese swordsman.
# The Ronin . # The Geisha
# 24K Gold = The Power.
# 18K Rose Gold = The horror.
# 18K Green Gold = The calm.
"After winning the war, definitely wear a hat."
Miyamoto Musashi - A Japanese swordsman, philosopher, strategist, writer and rōnin
Samurai was a Professional Warrior in Japan.
Samurai (侍, bushi, mononofu,) existed from the 10th century to the 19th century in Japan and was a member of a family community whose top was the master of Soke (the head family) and whose profession was a warrior. Samurai
who emerged during the late ancient times finished the ancient times by force, played a leading role in medieval society
and established the social system in the early-modern times in Japan.
Samurai was a chosen Armed Fighter
The concept of samurai slightly varies depending on the periods and it is difficult to express it in one word, but the common theme through the periods is that they were members of a private army group of armed fighters. However, all the private army groups of armed fighters are not said to have been samurai (or bushi) and it must be emphasized that they were not approved as samurai without the social authorization as the bearer of public military police.
(Movie Scene of Samurai Fight)
Origin of Samurai
Similarity to the Knights of Europe
There are several theories about the origin of samurai and there is no conclusive one yet. The study on the origin of samurai is closely related to 'Discovering the medieval times in Japanese history.' First, the classical theory on the origin of samurai by 'kaihatsu-ryoshu' (local notables who actually developed the land) will be described below, followed by the recently popular theory on the origin of samurai by 'samurai function.'
The Theory of Emergence of Samurai by 'Kaihatsu-Ryoshu'
The study of the origin of samurai is closely related with discovering the medieval times. Historian Hiroyuki MIURA and so on in the Meiji period 'discovered' that medieval times also existed in Japan. In the history study of Europe and America in those days, the medieval times were peculiar to western countries and indispensable in developing into the modern age. Asia and Africa were still in the ancient societies (in those days) and were not able to
develop into modern societies like Europe and America. MIURA and so on noted that medieval Europe was supported by the knights who were 'armed suzerain' emerging on the frontier by the Great Barbarian Invasion of Germanic peoples, positioned the samurai, who flourished in the frontier society centering on Togoku (the eastern part of Japan, particularly Kanto region) from the middle of Heian period in Japan, as 'armed suzerain' who were the same as the knights, 'discovered' that there also existed medieval times in Japan, which was the only country in Asia.
The samurai were the kaihatsu-ryoshu of shieiden (private lands directly governed by powerful families) and they originally came from 'armed planters' to counteract subservient serfs and interfering zuryo (the head of the provincial governors). This classical theory was widely accepted and also after the war became mainstream in the academics. Influenced by the materialist concept of history, Tadashi ISHIMODA and others positioned the samurai as the reformer who pushed out the ancient governing class such as the aristocrats and religious power of influence and brought on the medieval times.
My name is Monthep Chimwai, I'm 39 years old .
I graduated bachelor's degree major in Industrial Education and Education Faculty from Patumwan Institute of Technology, and Certificate major in Industrial Education and Education Faculty from TATC (THAI AUSTRIAN TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
I live at Ayutthaya province, Thailand.
At the end of 2011 I met a man who became my teacher.
My Professor's name is Sutthichai Phosamton (Ton), also known as Ton-Ayodia.
He was the one who told me stories of engraved folding knife and show me the masterpiece that made me surprized and interested.
He can created from folding knife a piece of art. It was excited to watch this transformation into something perfect!
For next two years I was studying to be an engraver under Ton-Ayodia supervision.
He was instructing and advising me in techniques and skills. It wasn’t easy, and take a lot of time and hard work and practise. My mentor was struggling with barriers as lack of capital, marketing or language that’s why he wanted to relay his know-how as his legacy to someone who can continue this achievements.
Most of knowledge I got from Him - the moral code of engraver, development of engraving methods over time, designing and practicing of each pattern, , incrustation on workpiece.
In 2013 was my first experience in Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair , next year I bought my engraving machine and started to create my own works on folding knives, still learning and developing my knowledge.
My name is Bartosz Herman.
I produce knives according to my own projects and sometimes on an individual order.
I try for every one of my knives to be unique and to enjoy its owner and at the same time to be comfortable and reliable during every day work.
I want to develop my skills even further so that results of my work can keep getting better and better.
I invite You to watch results of my work.