Henning Wilkinson
A blade and handle forged from one multibar billet of Damascus. To behold Henning’s creation is to set out on a voyage of wonderment at the mesmerizing quality of the centipede and explosion that bring out the magic within the metal, of the grind line milled from the blade, and the pocketed handle that gives the carbon fiber an intriguingly ancient character. A knife rendered all the more fascinating for its complex construction and pure aesthetic, as if it were an otherworldly message that could be decoded not in words but in materials and shapes.

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15n20/1085 steels


Centipede and explosion patterns multibar



Guard & Fittings

Integral damascus guard


Carbon fiber inserts and damascus steel

Build time

330 hours


Henning Wilkinson hallmark’s cross engraved on the butt


Serial number JG-C-A-C-HW
Exterior Calf with alligator insert
Lining Calf
Concho Sterling silver
Stud Samuel Lurquin’s damascus, milled by Nicolas Verschuere
Build time 15 hours


Henning Wilkinson

From South Africa.

Henning grew up in a place where if you learned to walk before you can fight, you would most probably not make it. His first recollection of Christ was growing up in a home where He was loved and honored. “I can remember as a young child walking into my parents’ room in the early dark hours of the morning and finding them both on their knees praying. This has remained my foundation in life, for every decision and way of living.” In 2000, not being able to afford the Emmerson Commander he desired, he made one. He then tried forging a Damascus blade – and was hooked. By 2006, he was admitted to the Knifemakers Guild of South Africa. Henning sees knife-making as a way of life, constantly perfecting his creations, and through them learning more about himself as God intended him to be.