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Fix-Ups–Hunter and Chef

Here are some blades that came in poor shape, and have gotten a face lift. The Hunter The knife arrived with a thick, dull edge, and missing its pommel. So, I sharpened it, filled the handle cavity with epoxy, and … Continue reading

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Brown Canvas Buffalo Skinner, S30V Steel

This is the first knife of this style that I have made with brown canvas micarta, as far as I can remember. $395.

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S30V ULU!

This is my first attempt at making an ulu. Traditional blade of the Inuit, it is a big improvement over a discoidal stone blade, which is one of the more common stone knives found in archaeology due to its relative … Continue reading

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3 1/2-inch Hidden Tang

Here is a one-of-a-kind piece that I just finished. This blade blank has been gathering dust for a while, and it finally got finished! The steel is 1/8″ thick 154CM. Overall length is 7 inches, weight is 3.6 ounces.  Handle … Continue reading

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Horizontal and Vertical Sheaths with Firesteel Mounted

The sheath on the left is a standard vertical pouch. On the right, is an ambidextrous horizontal sheath. The knife is a 3-inch Compact, in O-1 Tool Steel, and brown canvas. Firesteel handles are also brown canvas micarta.

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Securing the Firesteel

Seems that a friction-fit on firesteels just doesn’t cut it. We need to tie them in. Here, we have a nice matched set in mesquite. Notice that the rod protrudes far enough past the mounting loop that we can run … Continue reading

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Most-Used Knife on the American Frontier

Here is an outstanding example of the do-all survival knife that has served well all over the world, for a long time. https://www.knivesshipfree.com/bark-river-knivesmountain-man-cpm-3v/?inf_contact_key=e692faf0100a95d5e753cfe5fe16abcc7e1b94d170c44b5318e65fede941c06a

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