A Damascus Steel Sheath Knife for Hunting, Tracking, & More

A Damascus sheath knife is a dependable tool, a piece of art, a slice of history, and proof that unparalleled craftsmanship stands the test of time. With its distinctive patterns, resembling flowing water, and a sharp edge that promises enduring utility, the Damascus blade is coveted among knife enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike.

BigHorn Steel, located in one of Canada’s beautiful national parks, is the North American go-to for those wanting premium Damascus steel knives. Here, ancient forging meets modern technique, offering visually stunning blades with unparalleled performance.

Damascus steel in review

Those following our blog know we go all-in and in-depth on Damascus steel. Damascus knives are renowned for their layers of steel, heat-forged from a multi-steel billet to create a blade of exceptional strength and visual appeal. This technique, originating from ancient times, involves folding various types of steel into hundreds of layers, resulting in a twist pattern as unique as your fingerprints or a snowflake.

The core of these blades often features high carbon content, ensuring a sharp edge that withstands many tasks without faltering. A stunning example is the 9” Black/Grey Acrylic Everyday Carry (EDC), which uses can range from cutting rope to skinning a buck. 

At BigHorn Steel, the Damascus blade is more than just a product; it's a measure of a long history. Each knife, from hunting and tracking knives to pocketknives, is made with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring all 512 layers of steel contribute to the blade's overall integrity and aesthetic appeal. Whether you're a collector, a hunter, or simply someone who appreciates a finer blade, a BigHorn Steel Damascus knife is a treasure that speaks volumes of your discernment.

Premium Damascus steel: BigHorn Steel’s differentiation

BigHorn Steel's commitment to quality is highly evident in its choice of premium Damascus steel for its blades. This high-carbon steel offers ultimate performance, whether slicing through thick brush or precision cutting for campsite tasks. The inherent strength of Damascus steel, combined with its shatter resistance, makes it an ideal choice for anyone seeking a knife with functional excellence. 

Designed for many tasks

Whether you're an avid hunter, a camping enthusiast, or a survivalist, the versatility of Damascus knives makes them indispensable. With designs ranging from the robust Damascus bowie knives to the more compact and easily portable pocket knives, BigHorn Steel ensures there's a knife for every need and preference.

The 10” Walnut Damascus EDC is an excellent example of a sharp blade bolstered by the strength of many steel layers. This knife can perform numerous tasks, from the most delicate slicing to more demanding outdoor survival challenges.

BigHorn Steel olive wood handle Damascus sheath knife

Handle materials: Natural to synthetic beauty

The handles of these exquisite knives are crafted from natural materials, each adding its unique touch to the final piece. Walnut, camel bone, stag handle, ram horn, and olive wood are just a few of the materials that BigHorn Steel employs to create beautiful yet functional ergonomically designed handles offering a comfortable grip for extended use. Incorporating lanyard holes, stainless bolsters, and brass embellishments, these variants enhance functionality without compromising style. 

For those who prefer a more classic look, the white smooth bone handle or the sophistication of rosewood offers an elegant complement to the Damascus blade's intricate patterns. Full tang blades ensure durability and balance, making these knives not just stunning display pieces but reliable companions for a range of outdoor activities.

Handles can tell a story

The handles of BigHorn Steel's Damascus knives reflect the beauty of their materials. Over time, they begin to take on their own persona, telling the unique story of their owner and experiences.

A walnut handle Bowie will absorb the months and years of sweat, precipitation, oils, and other exposures through the owner’s regular use. The handle can show its owner's grittier side while remaining durable enough to pass through generations.

High-grade custom leather sheaths are the perfect companion

Whether an EDC, tracker, skinning, or Bowie, each Damascus sheath knife from BigHorn Steel is accompanied by a custom leather sheath tailored to protect and showcase the blade's beauty. These sheaths are not only practical, safeguarding the sharp edge and ensuring the knife's longevity, but they also reflect the same commitment to quality and craftsmanship that goes into the knife itself.

Made for trekking through the rugged landscapes of Jasper National Park or simply admiring your collection at home, leather sheaths complement these already stunning knives. A Damascus bowie knives expert, BigHorn Steel stands out for its commitment to using only the finest blade materials, coupled with handle designs that are both practical and visually pleasing. 


BigHorn Steel is a retailer and a guardian of craftsmanship and tradition. Our range of Damascus sheath knives embodies the merging of ancient techniques with modernity, offering enthusiasts a link to the past through tools built for today's demands. 

Whether you're seeking a survival tool, a hunting companion, or a piece of art, BigHorn Steel's collection promises something for everyone—with the assurance of quality, durability, and beauty.

BigHorn Steel is online and in-store for your convenience

For those who appreciate the legacy of Damascus steel and the craftsmanship that goes into each knife, BigHorn Steel in Jasper, Alberta, Canada, is your destination. Explore our collection online or visit our beautiful physical location in Jasper National Park. Discover the perfect blend of form, function, and history with our premium Damascus steel knives.

Frequently asked questions

Are Damascus knives good quality?

Yes. Damascus knives are renowned for their quality due largely to the unique forging process of folding steel into hundreds of layers. This creates the distinctive patterns associated with Damascus steel, enhancing the blade's strength and edge retention.

Is real Damascus expensive?

While Damascus steel knives can be more expensive than their ordinary counterparts, the cost reflects the meticulous craftsmanship, quality of materials, and unique aesthetic each knife offers. It's an investment in a piece of art that serves a practical purpose.

What's so special about Damascus steel?

Damascus steel is notable for its durability, edge retention, and aesthetic appeal. The forging process creates a blade with a unique pattern—no two of which are exactly alike. This, coupled with the steel's ability to remain sharp through extensive use, makes Damascus knives a coveted item among collectors and practical users alike.