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Trio of skinners for
some lucky grandkids
Roughcut  Claro
Walnut handles fitted
to the tangs on full
sized drawing
This is my second year for making a knife for the local National Wild Turkey Federation chapter. I donated this knife to the Clay
Howlett memorial chapter. It brought a nice sum of money for the turkey conservation efforts. It is a 4 inch drop point hand forged
1084 blade engraved with the NWTF logo, the chapter and year. It was finished to a 1000 grit polish, the blue tint on the blade is
the reflection of the sky.  It has a curly Maple mortised handle that was reclaimed from a 100 year old barn I tore down. Its former
life was as a rafter. The brass guard that was shaped by me out of bar stock. It has a 9 oz. hand sewn leather sheath with black
brass fittings.
These are a special project that I did for a friend in Oklahoma. I traded my services making these knives for a nice amount of  
the remarkable Claro Walnut that these handles are made from. He got it  from his boyhood neighborhood in CA. He
re-stocked three .22 rifles for his grand children and I suggested that they need matching skinning knives to go with the classic
rifles he did for them.  He sent me enough wood to do these three and several others as well as some English Walnut, Ebony
and Tulip wood to add to my selection of handle material. I was honored to make them for these very lucky children. They have
a one of a kind grandfather!    
Full Tang Medium Skinner / Utility knife. 5 inch x 1/4 inch thick 1084 high carbon steel, differentially heat treated blade. Weighs 5 oz.
Native Missouri Walnut handle scales with a high degree of figure to them. They are attached with three mosaic pins that are a
different pattern from the knife above. 13 oz. Stained and hand worked Cowhide sheath. The blade is shaving sharp and should
hold an edge for a long time. It also comes with  lifetime free sharpening as do all my knives. Another great bargain price.
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Full Tang  Small Skinner/ Utility knife. 3 1/2 inch x 1/4 inch thick 1084 high carbon steel, differentially heat treated blade. Weighs 5.6 oz. Native
Missouri Walnut handle scales with some very pretty figure in it. The handle is attached with three mosaic pins that are pieces of art in
themselves. This and the knife below are two of a very small amount of full tang knives I have ever made so they are rare and will remain that
way unless I get a custom order for one.( I prefer to make hidden tang knives due to their shock absorbing properties.)The sheath is 13 oz.
Cowhide that was stained to match the Walnut and hand made by me. The blade is shaving sharp as always and comes with lifetime free
sharpening as well and a great bargain at the price.  
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Recurved Bowie or Camp Knife. 10 inch long x 1 1/2 inch wide 5160 high carbon steel blade with a hidden tang construction and differential heat treating. The
5 inch handle is American Red Elm recovered from my huge shade tree that split in 2007 during an ice storm. This wood is beautiful and has many different
colors and a lot of character. This particular piece is the lightest  color I have worked out of my supply to date. It has 10 coats of tung oil to give it a lasting  and
flexible finish that is easy to care for.  The guard for this substantial knife had to be special so it is shaped on each end in the shape of Mjollnir, Thor's
hammer. It is engraved on the blade side with the Norse designs I have seen on pendants of this famous object. This knife should cut through your tough
jobs with ease and crush your adversaries with ease like Thor did with his hammer.  It is surprisingly lightweight at 13.4 ounces and easy to use. It comes
with a 13 oz. Cowhide sheath hand made by me. As with all my leather work, it is cut out, sewn by hand. The knife is shaving sharp and comes with free
lifetime sharpening.  
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Spear point Bowie style Fighter.  6 1/2 inch differentially heat treated 1084 high carbon steel blade. American Elm handle,  nickel silver guard, hand
sewn 9 oz. Leather sheath with Sam Browne button and belt loop on rear for varied carry options.  Blade has some pits and dips left in to add
character but does not detract from use. Finished to 600 grit high satin polish, shaving sharp!   $250     
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Southwestern Clip point Bowie/ Fighter. 6 1/8 inch differentially heat treated 1084 high carbon steel blade. American Elm handle, nickel silver
guard, hand sewn 9 oz. Leather sheath with Sam Browne button and belt loop on rear for varied carry options. Blade has a small pit on one side.
Sharpened false edge and visible temper line not seen in photo. Finished to 400 grit satin polish, shaving sharp!  $250    
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Northern Star Hunter. Clip point 5 inch 5160  forged high carbon steel differentially heat treated blade. Sculpted Maple handle with file worked nickel
silver guard, nickel silver star spacer on top of guard. Nickel silver butt cap with nickel silver pommel pin that was hand peened from 1/4 inch pin
stock.  The sheath is 9 oz. Leather with a Celtic knot border inside the hand sewn stitching. A black snap keeper holds the knife securely in the
sheath.  
This blade is one of the 6 that I forged at the Bill Moran Bladesmithing school during the Introduction to Bladesmithing course I attended
in 2006.
The profile is a flat ground convex edge to maximize cutting ability of this lightweight 1 1/2 wide x 1/8 inch thick blade.  Finished to a 400 grit
satin polish.   $150       
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Medium Hunter. Clip point 4 inch 5160 high carbon steel differentially heat treated blade. Straight grained Maple handle. Nickel silver guard. Hand
sewn 9 oz. Leather sheath with leather thong and Mule deer antler tip keeper. This is one of the 6 blades that I forged at the Bill Moran Bladesmithing
school during the Introduction to Bladesmithing course I attended in 2006. The blade is a flat ground convex edge 1 1/8 wide x 1/8 thick at the base
with a distal taper to the tip. This is a quick, light but hard working shaving sharp blade. Finished to a 400 grit satin polish.   $135     
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Camp Knife. Clip point 6 inch 5160 high carbon steel differentially heat treated blade.  Straight grained Maple handle. Nickel silver guard and spacer.
Hand sewn 9 oz. Leather sheath with leather thong and Mule deer antler tip keeper. This is one of  6 blades I forged at the Bill Moran Bladesmithing
school during the Introduction to Bladesmithing course in 2006 and the first blade I forged on a Little Giant 50 lb. Trip hammer.  This is a heavy duty blade
that can handle all your camp chores and process game as well. The blade is 3/16 inch thick and 1 7/16 wide. Shaving sharp and finished to 600 grit
polish. $200  
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Engraved Small Deer Hunter. 3 1/2" clip point 1084 high carbon steel blade. Differentially heat treated. Finished to a near mirror  600 grit polish.  Brass
guard has a buck Deer engraved on each side. Mule Deer antler handle with plenty of figure to assist with gripping during use. This would make an
excellent skinning or hunting knife. Pictured here with my classic muzzle loader and accoutrement, the knife would be at home on a pistol belt or tied to
your possibles bag strap. One of the first 5 knives I have engraved.  It comes with one of my hand stitched 9 oz. Leather sheathes.  $300
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Engraved Medium Deer Skinner.  5" straight back 1084 high carbon steel blade. Differentially heat treated. Finished to a near mirror polish 600 grit finish. Brass
guard is engraved with a buck Deer on each side. Mule Deer antler crown handle. This is a great all around outdoors knife with many uses. Pictured here with
my trusty Hawken rifle, it seems to fit the time period.
This is also one of my first 5 knives I have engraved.  It comes with a hand stitched 9 oz. Leather sheath
to protect it and you. $300  
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95 Layer Damascus Skinner. 4 5/8" straight back skinning blade of 1095 & 15N20  pattern welded steel. This is a Deer Mountain Forge billet in the Egypt pattern.
Overall length is 9 1/2".  The guard and butt cap are matching pattern Damascus. The butt cap is sculpted to the Elk antler handle and fits like it grew there. The
sheath is one of my hand cut and sewn 9 oz. American Leather sheaths. This would be a great working knife as well as a good addition to your Muzzle loader's  Kit
for years to come.  $450   
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