Custom, Hand forged Working Knives
Hand forged and differentially tempered from a sawblade steel or planer blade. It has a 4 1/2 inch long blade, 4mm / 3/16 spine, 4 1/2" handle with a hollow ground tang. The knife is balanced at the guard. We used a piece of a processor saw bar to create the guard and filled the chain slot with copper. Copper and cocobollo inserts with black walnut scales secured with 5 stainless threaded pins and a threaded copper lanyard insert make up it's handle. The braided lanyard includes a handmade antler bead woven into it. Balanced and comfortable with an edge that lasts.The scabbard is made from 8 oz leather, hand stitched, handtooled and custom fit.
Hooded or open deep sheaths.
A bush survival knife. The Boar has a 5 1/2" handle, 1/4 " thick spine. Hand forged from circular 6 foot x 5/16 inch headsaw steel and differentially tempered. It holds an exceptional edge. Balanced at the brass guard, the guard is brazed and pinned. Brass, deer antler and copper inserts, moose antler scales held with 1/4" threaded and peened brass pins make up the handle. The sheath is handmade, tooled and stitched by hand. A leg tie is provided on sheath.
A strong, tough knife.
Price, 6" 800
Item # HK41
The Horseriding knife is a small tough knife with a 3.5mm thick spine, 3" full tang blades and a 4" moose antler handle. Hand forged D2 high carbon steel, 4/5's flat grind with a convex honing edge at 22 degrees. It will hold a hair popping edge. It is a reliable tool for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, cutting rope, twine and a fine carving knife.
Fit with a lanyard insert and braided leather lanyard.
We can make it to fit on a billet, on your belt at
60 degrees or on your suspenders.
Please contact us and we will make a knife for you.
Price is, $625
Working with a customer.
On the left is a curly maple wood with a moose antler pommel handle drilled for a lanyard with a copper lanyard insert, brass guard, 20cm (8 inch) blade, full tang and made from steel we recover. Bandsaw steel has incredible tensile strength, flexibility, keeps a razor edge much longer than stainless steel and is easy to sharpen. It carries our lifetime guarantee. This particular bandsaw blade steel is very thin and has a cobalt content. A wicked edge.
This knife is $900
Heavy duty cleavers. Hardened and differentially tempered high carbon
lumber mill saw blade steel. A 7, 8, 9", ... razor sharp cutting edge that holds,3/16 or 1/4" spine, full tang with a 5" moose antler handle. The saw teeth make a great meat tenderizer. We set them in apple wood knot blocks. This cleaver is like no other. A beautiful tool to use. For hunters, butchers and cooks.
Very unique. Starting at $975.
All of our knives come with a custom fit, 8 to 10 oz hand made, hand stitched leather sheath and a lifetime guarantee. All prices are in Canadian dollars.
Our catalogue is a reference. If you see a knife or a combination you like we'll custom make it for you, same price. Contact us. All prices are in Canadian dollars.
Handmade, High Carbon Bushcraft & Hunting Knives from British Columbia, Canada.
We make all the edge tools and knives traditional and sustainable ways, to last generations. All the quality steel we recover. We hand forge and differentially temper each blade, custom make and handstitch our scabbards. Each knife is original and one of a kind. We live off the grid in isolation on the edge of the Chilcotin Plateau in the boreal forest of B.C. and use the tools we make. Tried, true and tested. All Cariboo Blades knives carry a lifetime guarantee.
We guarantee your complete satisfaction with the materials and workmanship on all our tools and knives. All our knives can be sent to us to be sharpened. The sharpening is on us.
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Fillet knife that is on the stiffer side. A hard razor edge. Made for larger fish like salmon and halibut. It will slice through bones without any problem and keep its razor edge. It has an 11" (27.5 cm) differentially tempered L6 blade set into a moose antler handle with copper and antler inserts and a copper guard.
These smaller knives are great utility, nice fishing, caping and skinning knives. The sheaths are designed to hang around your neck or on your belt, a "Neck Knife". Always handy and out of the way. We hardened and differentially tempered L6 or D2 quality carbon steel. It holds an exceptional edge. The moose antler point handle is held with threaded brass pins.
The blades are 1 1/2" - 2" long with a dropped point.
The Wiseman Bushcraft Knife.
- A Mountain Man/Nessmuk Camp Knife
We hand forge our knives. The Nessmuk/Mountain Man shape comes from directed blows creating a bevel from spine to edge. A belly is hammered and flared into the blade. Depending on your intended tasks the spine thickness can be 2.5 to 6 mm thick. The tang is hammered into an hour glass shape creating a thickness growing into the blade and into the butt.
After the forging is done the tang is then hollow ground for perfect balance. The final step is differentially tempering the spine and tang. Combined with this fine steel this step creates a tough and strong knife and an edge that performs and stays razor sharp.
There is toughness designed into the steel with it's alloy content. Combined with the spine thickness, your choice, and the heat treatment we apply, the tasks you want the tool to perform include using the knife like a froe to split wood, using the knife like a drawknife, food preparation, skinning and many other camp chores.
When the blade is finished the scales are fit onto the hollow ground tang then screwed together with threaded pins. We can use stainless or brass pins.
This process from the beginning is challenging. Dealing
with a 200 kg blade with teeth.
A steel butt, pouches, firesteel loops, lanyards etc... are all
options we can build into the knife.
2.5 - 5 mm spine, 3/4 tapered blade, 15 cm hand forged L6 steel (headsaw), full tang, hollow ground tang for balance. Fit with a choice of wood scales set with threaded pins, peened, a threaded lanyard insert and a moose antler butt pinned to the tang of the 5 1/2" handle. It is tough.
Braided lanyards and one handed locking lanyards for absolute security are optional.
High carbon M-42 steel fillet knives. 7 inches long blade 1/32 of an inch thick and differentially tempered. Brass guard and an antler crown handle. The tang is inserted 3" into the antler and then pinned with threaded stainless or brass pins. Great flex in this steel.
It comes with a full handmade, tooled and handstitched sheath designed and made by Aki. Every knife is special and very unique.
Starting at $675
My personal carry. Handforged from high carbon 72" headsaw steel. The blade is 7" long, 1/4" thick at the spine, and tapers down to a razor edge. A hollow ground full tang set into a unique antler crown and a walnut hump. Six stainless steel threaded pins hold the scales. The bolster is handforged copper and brass, pinned and brazed to the tang. It has copper and antler inserts. This knife is tough and was built as a heavy duty working knife. Hardened and differentially tempered to keep an exceptional edge. The overall length is 11 and 3/4".
We used this knife and built a 10 x 20' greenhouse from fir saplings, peeled and notched, batoning, drawing and chopping. When we were finished it still had a razor edge. We've gutted, skinned and quartered a few moose with this knife so far and it has performed exceptionally. We can make you one-of-a-kind bush knife with this same proven blade.
The scabbard is handmade and handstitched
out of saddle grade 8 oz.
by artisan Aki Yamamoto Starting at, $1200
Since 1998 we've been powered by the sun.
We make a variety of custom made Ulus. Indispensable kitchen tools, hunting, bushcraft and camping tools in a Canadian ulu single stem style.
We recover Lumber mill bandsaw steel, L6 and 15N20, for the blades .
Hardened and differentially tempered for a razor edge that holds and toughness.
Watch your fingers.
A spearpoint 4 3/4 inch long blade, handforged and differentially tempered with a 5mm spine. The tang is full and hollow ground for balance. The bevels are full and flat with a small convex secondary bevel. The brass guard is brazed and pinned in place. Antler and copper inserts with tiger maple wood scales pinned with threaded brass make up the handle. The copper lanyard insert is threaded and screwed through the tang securing a moose antler butt. This knife is strong, tough and keeps a strong, exceptional edge.
A handstitched 8 oz. leather
sheath is designed and handmade
by Aki Yamamoto
Item # HK22 Price $790
The two styles are handforged from saw blade steel. Full tang, 3.5mm spine, flat ground with a convex secondary bevel. Differentially tempered and they hold strong keen edges.
A offset handle and a knuckle shaped spine on the Moore and an arched spine on the Gwaii. Moose antler scales with threaded pins, a piece of log processor bar guard with the chain slot filled with bronze.
Both knives can be built with a variety of design features. Deep sheaths, lanyards, longer or shorter blades.
Item # HK43
5" blade price, $650.
6" blade price, $750.
Handmade to us means hand forged, hand ground, hand finished, hand stitched and hand tooled.
All our knives, sheaths and images are original designs.
Gwaii Buck and Moore Knives
- for riding
This design was originally developed with a customer combining the strength of the Mountain Man and the versatility of the Nessmuk
This utility knife has attitude. A small tough knife with a 3.5mm thick spine, 3" full tang blades and a 4" moose antler handle. Hand forged D2 high carbon steel, full flat grind with a convex honing edge at 22 degrees. It will hold a hair popping edge. It is a reliable tool for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, cutting rope and is a fine carving knife.
Starting at $575
Our horse shoeing knife for trimming your animals hooves, also known as a hoof knife, is handforged from lumber mill bandsaw blade, hardened and tempered it holds its edge. The handle is fashioned from moose antler. A tough knife that will last.
We'll make your knife left or right handed.
Price is, $325
We make larger camp knives to carry on your horse or with your gear. Please contact us .
Moose antler scales $1300
The Mountain Caribou is a tough working knife. Hand forged 7" blade with a 5" handle.
It's long enough to use like a small drawknife to peel rails.... you can dig with it using the spine edge. When we make it with a hardened and tempered steel butt you can hammer in nails.
We put it together so that it won't fail.
We guarantee it.
The knife is handmade from the finest recovered materials. Materials one can't buy. The sheath is handmade, handstitched from 8oz. leather.
The high carbon steel butt and guard are welded to the 6mm thick tang, the leather shock absorber and inserts are keyed in tight and the scales are tapped onto the tang squeezing everything together between the guard and the butt. The scales are held onto the tang with threaded stainless pins. We hollow ground the tang putting the balance at the guard. You can throw it.
It's a survival/bushcraft knife.
Mountain Caribou with a finger choil.