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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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Puukko Knife with Purple Heartwood and Green Canvas

Here is a knife with a nice blend of wood and canvas phenolic. It is a fine candidate for the belt of someone who wants the minimal guard, comfortable handle, and very efficient edge. Good lightweight knife for general bushcraft!  … Continue reading

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Tiny Handful of Fuschia

Here is a little knife.  It’s 3-inch, 1/8-inch thick blade of S30V steel is followed by a brass guard, a rag micarta spacer, and then a bright purple fuschia-colored Dymondwood handle. The pin passes through the sturdy hidden tang.  The … Continue reading

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My Take on the Sgian Dubh–First Try

Over a year ago, someone suggested that I make something on the pattern of the Scottish sock knife, known from ancient times as the Sgian Dubh (pronounced “ski ‘n do”). So, after reading up on it, here is an attempt. … Continue reading

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Ivory Micarta–New and Aged

2013 offered several interesting experiences, one of which was the opportunity to watch and compare as Westinghouse Ivory Micarta (a paper/phenolic laminate) ages. In this respect, the man-made material mimics nature. Interesting, to say the least.  So, here are some … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Star

This set of knives is definitely one-of-a-kind! They have been in the process for a long time, in between regular work. The blades are made from Swedish saw steel, heat-treated to approximately RC 58. The blades are about .089 inch … Continue reading

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4-inch Full Tang Modified, Red Linen, S30V Steel

Here is a newly-finished blade that is ready to go. It has a super-fine edge, and needle-like point. A very efficient cutter! $299.

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