French cigar accessory brand Les Fines Lames has announced a new line in its Le Petit cigar cutters: Damasteel Björksman Twist. This authentic friction folder knife is the size of a pocketknife, measuring 4.53 inches and it has a 2.55 inches non lockable blade made from 14C28N stainless steel. It can accommodate large ring cigars up to 70 gauge.
The history of Damascus Steel goes back to India, 2,000 years ago under the name of “Wootz”. These mesmerizing blades were reserved only for the elite, as it required considerable skill to produce it. Weapons and other items made with this noble technic gained popularity in the 3rd or 4th century in the city of Damascus, Syria. A city that popularized the Damascus steel and made it their own. Unfortunately, this ancient style of Damascus steel is now lost. The techniques and knowledge vanished sometime in the 1700’s for unknown reasons.
LE PETIT Damasteel Björksman Twist comes in 3 finishes: Padauk, Ziricote and Kingwood. These new cigar knives are sold at all Les Fines Lames retailers and lesfineslames.com. MSRP for each is $389.