DetailsProud of his New Zealand heritage and birth, Sir Edmund Hillary was a famous mountaineer, explorer, military man and an extraordinary philanthropist. Sir Edmund was a shy and humble man who led a life of incredible accomplishments. The explorer in him led him to be the first man to ever reach both the north pole, the south pole and to summit Everest. He spent his life traveling the world, climbing majestic mountains and serving those in need. He was truly an extraordinary man who made an impact on the entire world. The Sir Edmund Damascus knife is made out of pure symbolism for his incredible life. The white bone handle represents his undying love for exploration peaked with his summit of Everest. The sliver of walnut merged with the stainless steel handle are in honor of his dedicated service in the New Zealand Air Force. His love for humanity and life of service is presented in the beauty of the waterlike pattern found on in the Damascus blade. This is a blade crafted with true character.