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A letter opener was invented in the late 19th century but didn’t become common until the 1920s.

Damascus Steel. Hand Forged with 1095 & 15N20 High and Low Carbon Steel with over 375 Layers.

Natural Camel bone is known for its consistency and durability. Bone has been used in this application for centuries, so you can be sure it will stand up to everyday use.

Letter openers resemble paper knives, which were often made of the same materials and were also used to cut open letters.


This is a handmade leather sheath for your letter opener. Hand cut, hand stitched, and beveled. The vegetable tanned leather is thick and heavy duty. This sheath will last you many years and look good doing it!


Lifetime Warranty.


Not mass produced. All our Damascus products are hand forged, one item at a time by expert craftsmen. There will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern, and overall look of each product.

Shipping details

At Old World Steel, we make every effort to ship your order promptly, aiming to ship within 48 hours of your purchase. Our products are shipped in plain shipping boxes, ensuring no attention is drawn to the contents inside. To guarantee fast and secure delivery, we partner with reputable shipping services such as UPS, USPS, and FedEx Ground/Air. Please note that the available shipping methods may vary depending on the product and the shipping destination.

Shipping Cost

For orders totaling $150 or more before tax, we are pleased to offer free ground shipping. Our team will carefully select the best shipping method for your order at no additional cost. Please note that 2-Day or Overnight Shipping options are not eligible for free shipping.

For orders under $149 before tax, we provide the following flat-rate shipping options:

Ground Shipping: $9.95
2-Day Delivery: $25.00
Next-Day Delivery: $50.00

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Overall Length: 7 3/4 inches

Blade Length: 4.5 inches

Handle Length: 3 1/4 inches

Weight: 3 ounces

Blade Material: Damascus 1095 (15 N20)

Handle Material: Natural Camel Bone

Care & Maintenance

Damascus Steel Care

The care and maintenance of Damascus steel is much like that of Carbon steel: moisture must be avoided. History is on your side, and a cool patina is in your future. Once your item has a patina it is easier to keep clean.

Important to Know: Damascus is NOT dishwasher safe.

Do not overthink taking care of your amazing Damascus steel products. Wash with soap and running water. Wipe dry. We recommend using mineral oil when possible. Mineral oil is food safe, cheap, and readily available (or a silicone cloth).

Keeping Damascus steel stored in leather is not a good long-term solution unless the steel is well oiled.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Stuart Gallup
Awesome holiday present

Kids got me a great gift. Can’t wait for the mail to arrive this week to try it out. It looks and feels fantastic. Great quality

Jeff Entratter
Love My Letter Opener

Feels great in my hand and looks fantastic on my desk. I have the sheath next to the letter opener, changed the whole persona

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