Latvian power knife ”LACHPLESIS-8”, forged stainless steel 12c27


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Knife specifications: ”LACHPLESIS-8” (The Bear Slayer)
Steel: forged stainless steel 12C27
Hardness: 57-58 HRC
Blade length (mm): 127 / 5 Inch
Blade thickness (mm): 3 /0,12 Inch
Blade width (mm): 32 /1,26 Inch
Handle: African wenge wood
Overall length (mm): 250 / 9,84


Even though the anniversary of Latvia’s 101st anniversary has passed, it is still worth dwelling on the feelings that each of us will remember, because the first centenary is special and also an opportunity to live in its era, however, the roots of our nation go far beyond in the past. Times change, people change, but there are things that have become almost self-evident over time as they are part of our identity. Latvian signs. Woven in belts, knitted in gloves, engraved in stones and guns,so their presence protects from misfortune, brings good luck, success, health and prosperity. Every hunter gets ready for hunting and takes his best hunting tools with him, but wildlife sometimes creates situations where even excellent knowledge and years of experience are outweighed by ordinary luck, which occurs to someone more often but to others less frequently, so it may be worth thinking about values that were considered lucky by our ancestors. AAKnives offers a very special knives series –‘’ Latvia 100’’. By combining high quality handmade knives and decorative Latvian power signs on the handle, its owner not only gets a visually beautiful knife, which will be a great addition to the collection, but also an excellent working tool . Beautifully balanced shapes, wooden pegs in natural tones and different Latvian power signs for every taste.
There are many different Latvian signs on the knife handles, such as –
JUMIS, that symbolize life, wealth, double luck, fertility and prosperity.
AKA -The sign of the well. Symbol of the sun and earth, which protects its owner from failure, protects family and home, symbolizes a certain order and a new beginnings.
ZALKTIS – (snake) is a symbol of Wisdom, knowledge and home protection. Energy of life and renewal.
AUSEKLIS – Protector of Men. Victory of light over dark. Protects from evil.
MARA Cross, which due to its positive energy is often depicted on bread, brings good luck, and good health, protects against misfortune. Mara is the highest divinity of motherhood. Resolution and completeness.
The knife will also serve as a great and thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one, but remember that the recipient of the gift must give a coin in return – that is ancient Latvian saying!


12C27 steel is part of the Sandvik family. It is low-end high-chromium steel that is well-liked in the knife industry because it provides outstanding wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and high hardness, key qualities that create ideal knife steel.

Additionally, 12C27 steel acquires sharpness relatively quickly, unlike other high chromium steels that take a long time to sharpen due to the tough chromium carbides. Sandvik 12C27 steel is commonly used in the production of hunting knives, pocket knives, fishing knives, camping knives, tactical knives, skate blades, and ice drills.

Due to its high chromium content, 12C27 steel resists corrosion and rust. Additionally, because it is made of stainless steel, it is stain-resistant.

However, you cannot expect this steel-made knife to remain rust-free in water for days. If you want the blades of this steel to survive for decades, you must dry and oil them after each usage or if you plan on storing them for an extended period.