This 14 1/2 inch long fighter was forged from 5160 high carbon steel. The blade is 9 1/2 inches long and 1 3/8 inches tall. It features a 416 stainless steel guard with spacers of reconstituted malachite and black fiber. The handle is professionally stabilized Hawaiian curly koa that I personally selected from a small mill in Honolulu and is accented by a domed nickel silver pin. The first photo was professionally shot by Caleb Royer.
This 10 1/2 inch long hunter features a 5 1/2 inch forged 1084 high carbon steel blade with a 416 stainless steel guard. The handle is teak salvaged from the customer’s old boat and is accented by a nickel silver pin. The sheath is hand-tooled veg-tanned leather.
These filet knives are 15 inches long with a 10 inch blade made of extremely flexible 0.070 inch thick AEB-L stainless blade steel. They are long, thin, and razor sharp. Both have kirinite handles with quarter inch corby bolts. The leather sheaths can, of course, be carried on the belt but will feel more at home with a carabiner hanging them on your boat.
Another, and larger, cleaver which was forged from 1084 high carbon steel with the forge texture left intact along the top edge. This finely sculpted handle is crafted from golden dyed and professionally stabilized curly maple wood. The veg-tanned leather sheath features an inset of crodile-print leather. This knife looks great, but it is built to work. It will be equally at home as a display piece or on your belt deep in the wilderness.
This one is my first cleaver which was forged from 1080 with the forge texture left intact along the top edge. The tang is tapered and the handle is stabilized maple burl with red liners. The sculpted handle feels great in the hand and it carries comfortably in the hand-tooled leather sheath.
This neck knife is the same pattern as the previous one, but this one is made of 1084 with forged texture along the top. It has snakewood scales and a hand-tooled leather sheath.
This little six inch neck knife sports a 3 inch acid washed blade made of 154CM stainless steel. The scales are carbon fiber and the pin and lanyard tube are stainless steel. It fits tightly into the kydex sheath.
Here are three different hunters with very different looks that are all made to the same profile pattern. The top one has forge texture at the top which is contrasted by a green kirinite handle with red G10 liners. The bottom left also has the forge texture intact, but is fitted with a more traditional spalted buckeye handle. At the bottom right is a third knife of this pattern that has been completely machine finished and has a dyed maple handle. All the blades are 1084 high carbon steel.
This is a nice little stainless steel hunter with a 4 inch 440C blade. The handle is sculpted stabilized walnut and the knife is 8 1/2 inches long overall. It rides in a hand tooled leather pouch type sheath.
Here is a large hand forged hunter or utility outdoors knife. It is 11 7/8 inches long overall with a 6 inch blade forged from 5160 high-carbon steel. The guard is sculpted from 3/8 inch 416 stainless steel. The handle is premium quality curly maple which has been professionally stabilized and dyed a golden-honey color and it features 1/16 inch domed nickel-silver pin. It is carried in a hand-tooled veg-tanned leatherpouch-type sheath.
This hand forged hunter is a really special piece to me. The 5 inch blade was forged from high-carbon 5160 steel and the knife is 10 inches long overall. The guard is fashioned of 3/8 inch-thick 416 stainless steel. Behind the guard is a 1/8 inch reconstituted malachite stone spacer. The handle is made from a piece of premium curly Hawaiian koa wood that I personally selected from a small mill in Honolulu. The wood is professionally stabilized and I have another 20 blocks of it left, so you will definitely see more of this! The handle shape is simple but elegant and feels great in the hand. A single 1/16 inch domed nickel-silver pin accents the handle. It comes with a hand-tooled veg-tanned leather sheath. Overall this knife is fast and light, pretty enough to put on display, but built to work.
This little neck knife has a 3 inch blade made of Alabama Damascus. The bolsters are also from Alabama Damascus and the handle scales are stabilized cocabolo. At an overall length of 6 1/4 inches, it is perfect for any task you would use a pocket knife for. The hand-tooled leather sheath hangs the knife inverted from the neck where it is readily accessible.
This hand forged knife would be a great multi-purpose outdoors tool. It is 11 7/8 inches long overall with a 6 inch blade forged from 5160 high-carbon steel. The guard is a single piece of 3/8 inch 416 stainless steel. The handle is a wood which I believe to be spalted mulberry, which I sent out for professional stabilization. It has a single 1/16 inch domed brass pin in the center of the handle. The veg-tanned leather sheath is hand tooled. This unique sheath has a wide strap which covers a large portion of the handle and holds the knife in very securely, but has an opening to show off the stainless guard.
This classic hidden tang hunter is 9 3/4 inches long and sports a 5 inch blade that is hand forged from 5160 high-carbon steel with a hand-rubbed satin finish. The handle is professionally stabilized curly maple sculpted into a shape that feels perfect in the hand and is ready to work. The guard is a double stack of quarter-inch-thick stainless steel separated by a red spacer. The knife comes with a hand-tooled pouch sheath made of veg-tanned leather.
Here is a sleek, light, and fast hand forged knife with a tapered full tang. The 8 inch long blade is hand forged from 5160 high-carbon steel and it is 12 1/4 inches long overall. The sculpted handle is made from professionally stabilized maple burl and finished off with mosaic pins. I bought an chunk of burl at a woodworking show several years ago and it sat in my shop and very thoroughly dried for about three years before I sent it off to be stabilized. The handle has bright red fiber liners between this beautiful wood and the tapered tang for accent. The knife comes with a hand-tooled veg-tanned leather sheathed as pictured.
This 8 3/4 inch long hand forged hunter sports a 4 3/4 inch long 5160 high-carbon steel blade. The professionally stabilized pink ivory handle is carefully shaped to fit comfortably in the hand for long periods of hard work and the tapered tang gives it a nice balance. It has a smooth finish, but this one is made to work, not just to look at! The hand-tooled veg-tanned leather sheath is included.
This little neck knife has a 3 inch blade made of Alabama Damascus. The bolsters are also from Alabama Damascus and the handle scales are stabilized nogal wood. At an overall length of 6 1/4 inches, it is perfect for any task you would use a pocket knife for. The hand-tooled leather sheath hangs the knife inverted from the neck where it is readily accessible.
This hunter features a 4 1/2 inch 440C stainless steel blade. The knife is 8 1/2 inches long overall and razor sharp. The handle scales are black G10 with 2-56 stainless steel screws instead of pins. At one-eighth inch thick, it is light and maneuverable, but also sturdy and durable. It comes with a kydex sheath.
I use a full flat grind on most of my knives, but this skinner is an exception. This blade features a hollow grind which will make it an excellent skinner. It is 7 1/4 inches long with a 4 1/8 inch 440C stainless steel blade. The handle scales are textured G10 to provide superb grip even when wet or bloody.
This little necker is 6 inches long overall with a 2 3/4 inch blade made of O1 and heat treated by me. The handle scales are abalone shell (laminated shell veneer). This is real abalone shell that is encased between black acrylic below and clear acrylic above. This is the first time I have used this material and it worked surprisingly well. The clear acrylic coating makes for a fantastic shine. The bolsters are black paper micarta and all pins are stainless steel. The sheath is black kydex.
This is a big knife, but surprisingly light and fast. The blade is 7 inches long and it is 12 inches long overall. The O1 blade sports a dropped choil. The handle is stabilized curly maple with brown liners and features mosaic pins and a lanyard hole. It comes with a hand-tooled brown leather sheath.
This little hunter has a 3 3/4 inch long 1080 blade. The overall length is 8 1/2 inches. The handle is a unique green and red spalted box elder burl with stainless steel pins and lanyard hole. The hand-tooled brown sheath is made of 8-9 ounce leather.
This modified wharncliff is 7 inches long with a 3 inch blade made of O1 steel. The handle scales are camel bone dyed blue and feature mosaic pins. The leather sheath is tooled with a basket weave pattern.
This is a simple, comfortable and useable hunter. At 9 inches overall, with a 4 inch O1 steel blade, it is a comfortable and useful size for hunting or everyday utility use. The black canvas micarta handle provides an excellent grip even when wet and it is set off with blue liners. The black leather sheath has a hand-tooled border.
This utility knife is 8 inches long with a 3 1/2 inch wharncliff blade made of 1080 steel. This is a very practical blade design that allows full use of the entire
cutting edge. The handles are a highly polished black G10 with blue liners and stainless steel pins and lanyard hole. The black leather sheath has a hand-tooled
Here is a simple but tough and functional hunter. The 5 inch blade is made of O1 steel and is 3/16 inch thick at the ricasso. It tapers toward the point and
along the tang to keep the weight down and provide an excellent balance. The handle is brown canvas micarta. This knife comes with a hand-tooled
leather sheath in a two-toned brown color.
Here is a group of neck knives. The blades are all of O1 steel. Each is 6 inches long with a 2 1/2 inch blade. The handle on the top one is stabilized buckeye burl, the middle one is tan G10 with a black liner, and the bottom is ivory micarta. The sheaths are of black kydex and are designed to be worn around the neck comfortably.