Tools were advent using stones to hunt down animals in the pre-historic times. With the discovery of iron and steel, such tool making has become easier and these are much efficient too. A knife is one of the most important tools or accessory whose uses range from kitchen to warfare. They are also used in martial arts, hunting and army personnel keep it with them as an essential weapon. There are different types of knives for different purposes. They have evolved in style and technology all through these years. They have guided us to civilization. Here is a list that throws light on the most expensive knives in the world that are rich in craftsmanship and are eye-catching.
Table of Page Contents
- 10. YOSHIHIRO MIZUYAKI HONYAKI
- 9. LANCET OUROBOROS
- 8. NENOHI HONYAKI DENTOKOUGEISHI SAKIMARU TAKOBIKI
- 7. BLACK PANTHER KNIFE
- 6. GENTAK MAKARA KNIFE
- 5. MONARCH STEAMPUNK DRAGON KNIFE
- 4. SPEARPOINT LACE KNIFE
- 3. NESMUK DIAMOND STUDDED KNIFE
- 2. NESMUK JAHRHUNDERT MESSER
- 1. THE GEM OF THE ORIENT
This is the list of the Top 10 Most Expensive Knives in the world and the countdown follows:
10. YOSHIHIRO MIZUYAKI HONYAKI
The Japanese slicing knife is unique. This is so sharp that it is designed to cut a fish into Sashimi in one long stroke. This would be greatly loved by a chef. It is a great piece of art. It is designed by one of the Yoshihiro knife masters of Sakai. The sheath is decorated with the picture of Phoenix which is a sacred bird of the region. This is done by a traditional method called Fuki Urushi where the wood is lacquered. This decorates the wood, highlights the natural beauty of wood grains and increases its durability. The waves pattern on blade resembles Fuji mountain under a full moon. It is priced at $5000.
9. LANCET OUROBOROS
This elegant, hand crafted knife is designed by William Henry. It consists of 24 carat gold and copper inlays. The blade is forged by hand by Mike Norris from Damascus steel and inlays were carved by Jake Newell. It is so comfortable and has the picture of a 3 headed dragon that bites its own tail engraved on it. The initials of the company are also engraved and it is a trademark art of William Henry. It has a one lock button system and comes with a beautiful leather carrying case and a gorgeous wooden presentation box. It is also crazily priced with a price tag of $5500.
8. NENOHI HONYAKI DENTOKOUGEISHI SAKIMARU TAKOBIKI
This knife is a traditional Japanese knife. I call it a sword more than a knife due to its whopping 15.4 inch length. It is forged by the knife master Yoshikazu Ikeda from white steel. This is held by a Corian handle and features a single edge. The sheath was hand decorated by another conventional method entitled Wajma lacquer method which strengthens and increases the durability of the material and cover is decorated by cherry blossoms. This is a perfectly sharp knife and it costs $6980.
7. BLACK PANTHER KNIFE
This knife is crafted using Damascus steel and has a picture of panther which adores the blade and has the shape of a hunting knife. It has a panther head sculpture on the handle and Walnut wood makes up the complete handle. The panther head is made of sterling silver and decorated using gemstones. It is an art more than that of a hunting knife. The sheath is handcrafted using walnut and silver. It is also gold plated. The knife is only sold in luxury shops and luxury online stores for a price of $8150.
6. GENTAK MAKARA KNIFE
Another masterpiece from William Henry is Gentak Makara knife. The handle is hand engraved with 24 carat gold inlays that depicts a hydra. It is stunning and gorgeous. It also combines walnut wood and gemstones. It has a one hand button lock system with a thumb stud that are set with Spinels. The blade is hand forged “Hornets Nest” Damascus steel. It is perfectly artistic, elegant, functional and gorgeous. It comes with a lather carrying case with a wooden box. It can a be considered as a collectable due to its appearance. You can buy it for $12500.
5. MONARCH STEAMPUNK DRAGON KNIFE
Again, the knife is a William Henry creation. But this time he collaborated with Mark Hoescht and Mike Norris. The blade is hand forged using Damascus steel. The handle is carefully engraved using 24 carat gold, silver and copper inlays. The sculptural details on the handle appear quite complicated. This pocket knife is one of a kind as said by the creators. They said “this stunning ‘one-of-a-kind’ features a rich balance between elegance, function and superlative artistry”. Since it is unique, it is sold at a price of $18500. It comes with a leather carrying cover and a beautiful wooden box. It is one amongst the world’s most expensive knives 2017.
4. SPEARPOINT LACE KNIFE
Willam Henry never lets anyone occupies his throne. He has already set a benchmark in making amazing knives. The blade, hand forged using boomerang Damascus steel by Chad Nicols has a design of lace on it. Hence the name spearpoint lace knife. The lace design is microscopic hand engraving and it took hundreds of hours for the engravers to finish designing it. This beauty also has 24 carat gold inlays. The handle and the blade have sexy design which cannot be beaten. Salute to Mario Terzi who hand engraved this artistic knife. It also has a one hand button lock system and costs $25000.
3. NESMUK DIAMOND STUDDED KNIFE
It is the sharpest knife of the world designed by Quintin Nel and Hoffman/Pieper. The blade is made of carbon steel. The handle is designed using sterling silver with 8 diamonds studded onto it. The blade is coated with Titanium and Teflon to ensure its long life and utmost sharpness. The design is inspired by those knives which existed about 3500 years ago. It comes with a diamond ring in a gorgeous piano box if you are ready to buy it for $40000.
2. NESMUK JAHRHUNDERT MESSER
The blade has 640 layers of Damascus steel and the edge is made of Carbon Steel. The blade was hand forged by Lars Scheidler. It is the most expensive kitchen knife of the world. The handle of Jahrhundert Messer is made of a boag oak aged about 5000 years and is elegantly decorated using platinum and 25 diamonds. This masterpiece from Nesmuk creations is priced at $100000.
1. THE GEM OF THE ORIENT
The stunning Gem of the Orient is designed by Buster Warenski of Nevada, USA. This is the most expensive dagger of the world with 153 emeralds and 9 diamonds adorning it. The handle is made of Jade with Gold filigree. It took 10 long years for Buster Warenski to create this stunning and elite knife. I am sorry to say that Warenski passed away on July 31, 2005. The Gem of The Orient was sold for a whopping $2.1 million in an auction.
These knives show that there is no bound for creativity. These people transformed simple knives into elegant artistic knives. Their price are eye-popping, yet the knives are excellent pieces of artistry. This was the list of the Top 10 Most expensive knives in the world 2017.