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About christophersknifeblog

I am a knifemaker and dealer, and live a very diversified life in the mountains of central Idaho. I love nature, agriculture, and homesteading. My knifemaking motto and advertising slogan is, "Knives Built for the Bush." I intend them to be efficient, durable, comfortable, functional, graceful equipment for life's challenges and opportunities. My website is Please visit!

Thrift-Store Finds

Once in a while, I go to a town large enough, with time enough to spare, to visit a thrift shop. Digging through the bins of kitchen knives is sometimes productive. Here is a dollar’s worth: The knife on the … Continue reading

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4 Wood-Handled Hidden Tang Knives

Just finished making these 4 hidden tang knives. All are saw steel, heat-treated to around 58 Rc., and about 3 5/8″ blades. $189 each. Starting with the Oak handle– The grain on this is quite unique, so I’m putting up … Continue reading

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First Knives of 2019

Here are the first knives to receive the 2019 mark! All are carbon steel, 3 are black walnut handles. This knife has a 7-inch, 3/16 thick blade of O-1 Tool Steel. The sheath has a wood liner for safety. It … Continue reading

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New Handles on BlackFox Kukri and Kabar Parangatang

Here are a couple more handle upgrades. The factory handles are shown in the photo for comparison. Totally different feel, for sure!

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Another Buck 119 “Special” Re-Handled

The original handle was broken off, and the owner had done a nice job of fitting it with wooden panels to replace the phenolic. It was held together with electrical tape. As with old bandaids, adhesive tape has a propensity … Continue reading

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PTS Bush Knife Review

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7-inch Hidden Tang

This knife began life as a mistake, with a big notch (from a bolt-hole and pan-head countersink) in the cutting edge. So, it was re-ground to become what you see here. This is the first example you’ve seen here, of … Continue reading

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