L-08 Muonionalusta Meteorite Knife

Mar 3, 2016

Category: Gear

Based in the historic capital of French cutlery, Thiers, the knife makers at Perceval specialize in crafting handmade kitchen, table, and folding knives that have a modern look and feel. This cutlery workshop has built a reputation for itself by working closely with chefs and designers to put a distinct spin on their wares, but we think they may have outdone themselves with this Muonionalusta Damascus Blade.

The most amazing part about this knife is that the handle is actually made from a portion of the Munionalusta meteorite that struck what is now Northern Scandinavia millions of years ago. This new blade from Perceval is the first instance of craftsmen being able to sculpt a solid meteorite into a knife handle – and the result is really astounding. The shock-metamorphosed meteor handle consists of iron, nickel, gallium, germanium, and small amounts of iridium, which contrasts strikingly with the forged damascus steel blade. A beauty itself, this blade measures in at a 56 on the Rockwell Hardness scale, and is just 3.74 inches long. The knife comes with a certificate of authenticity, a hand-sewn ostrich leather pouch, and retails for around $4,500. Rocks from space are expensive. [Purchase]

More From Gear

Take A More Ethical Approach To Your Big Day With Couple's Lab-Grown Diamonds

Atomically-identical and customizable alternatives to the traditional gemstones.

Posted By Chris West

Partner

Stash Small Items Securely With Dango's Waterproof EDC Capsule Collection

A handy and durable array of discreet storage solutions for everyday use.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

Nike’s Mercurial Dream Speed 2 Was Built For Soccer’s Most Agile Players

Worn by Sam Kerr, Kylian Mbappé, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Posted By

Feb 21, 2020

Featured Image

Dango’s EDC Capsules Are The Perfect Quick & Secure On-The-Go Stash

Small, discreet, waterproof storage to add to any loadout.

Posted By

Feb 21, 2020

Featured Image

Icon Revolutionizes The Textile Moto Jacket With The Cordura-Clad Upstate

Made from highly abrasion-resistant yet breathable Iron Weave Mesh.

Posted By

Feb 20, 2020

Featured Image

Prep For ‘Halo Infinite’ With NERF’s Master Chief-Approved Blasters

A trio of iconic video game weapons turned into foam dart firearms.

Posted By

Feb 20, 2020