First off, take some time to truly revel in the artistry and superb craftsmanship of this limited edition watch and knife set by Swedish watch make Gustafsson & Sjogren. Now, let’s move on to the technicalities. The Gustafsson in the company name, Johan, is originally a blade-smith with impeccable skills in creating Damascus steel patterns. Up until now, his work had been transformed into the gorgeous, truly unique GoS watch faces and dials. This time, with the launch of the GoS Vile and Oden knife, buyers will get to truly experience his mastery of the steel working craft under more than one guise. The names of the products are no accident either. Vile and Oden were gods and brothers, with Vile standing for cognition, will, desire and internal though, and Oden for inspiration or prophetic knowledge. The symbolism is as self-explanatory as possible.
The watch’s dial, crown and lug screws on the watch are Damascus steel, as is the entire knife. Inside the watch ticks a foul-proof Swiss ETA Unitas 6498-1 manually wound mechanism. The knife is a standard folding-blade piece. They both feature intricate designs, unrepeatable for each item. The superb, wooden presentation box, highly imbued with a natural feel, is also unique for each set. The watch and knife obviously tell a story together – about fierceness and war, but also about the force of intelligence and intelligent use of force. They would make superb presents, but are also remarkable objects of art all unto themselves.