Pogonip [pog-uh-nip] is a phenomenon of frozen winter fog that encases the land and everything it touches with layers of fine crystalline particles of ice during cold-spells in the Sierra Nevada mountain valleys, where we call home. Facing unknown piercing cold and perilous conditions, early settlers to the western valleys adapted the Shoshone word "payinappih" ("cloud") to describe this treacherous weather occurrence.
For our limited-edition line of carbon steel knives, we've blanketed our blades in a forced patina, much like the frozen fog envelopes the landscape during a pogonip. The layered denim G-Carta handles feature condensed rolling waves of crystalline white that run throughout the dark handle. A pogonip is a rare marvel that is as dangerous as it is striking in its unconventional beauty.