Samuel Lurquin M.S. #3
Sometimes, perfection is when a combination is as surprising as it is self evident. Like pairing a moose antler handle with this explosion Damascus blade. The pattern that ultimately emerged defied the materials initially contemplated, be it wood or composite. Nothing seemed right Until Sam’s eye happened on the proud animal that his grandfather had bested in his youth...

Serial number



Frame construction


1084/15n20 steels


Explosion pattern



Guard & Fittings

Damascus guard and frame


Damascus frame with moose's antler scales

Build time

170 hours




Serial number JG-C-S-N-SL2
Exterior Calf with shark insert
Lining Calf
Concho Sterling silver
Stud Samuel Lurquin’s damascus, milled by Nicolas Verschuere
Build time 11 hours


Samuel Lurquin

From Belgium.

Sam started out as a farrier but soon found himself being drawn deeper into
the hearth and looking beyond the power to just give the steel a shape. In his many travels around the world he would meet bladesmiths, and become more and more curious when they spoke of the magical experience of transforming a slab of metal into a polished blade.
He needed answers only legendary knife-maker Achim Wirtz, a.k.a. the Master of Steel and the Pope of Damascus, could give. Thus began a humbling journey of apprenticeship by trial and error to understand metallurgical principles and how to apply them to a rebirth of the metal in the forge. As steeped in tradition as knife-making maybe, Sam also understood that is such a dynamic field in terms of aesthetics and materials that there’s no standing still.