Custom, Hand forged Working Knives
Hand forged and differentially tempered from recovered lumber mill planer blade steel, D2. It has a 4 1/2 inch long blade with a slightly hollow ground bevel, 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 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 sheath is made from 8 oz leather, saddle stitched by hand, handtooled and custom fit.
You can choose between hooded deep sheaths 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" $1000
Item # HK41
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, recovered planer blade. We put a wide, slight hollow ground bevel grind and a secondary convex bevel. It will hold a keen edge. A reliable tool for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, cutting rope, twine and a fine carving knife.
The sheath has leather ties to secure your knife into its sheath
The knife on the left has curly maple wood scales 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. Discarded bandsaw blade steel. This 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, 3/64", and has a cobalt content. It holds a great edge.
Price is $1100
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 our 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.
The Wiseman Bushcraft Knife.
- A Mountain Man/Nessmuk Camp Knife
The Nessmuk/Mountain Man shape comes from directed hand forging 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 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 keeps the edge you put on.
The Wiseman knife could include:
1/8 inch to 1/4 inch spines, 3/4 tapered blades, 6 to 8 inch hand forged lumber mill headsaw steel, full and 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 inch long handle. It is tough, strong and versatile.
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 $775
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, for balance at the guard, set into antler crown scales for the handle . Six stainless steel threaded pins hold the scales. The bolster is handforged and welded 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".
Since 1998 we've been powered by the sun. We make our blades from recovered lumber mill quality steel.
We make a variety of custom made Ulus.
We recover Lumber mill bandsaw steel, L6 and 15N20, for the blades .
Hardened and differentially tempered for toughness and a razor edge that holds.
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 slightly hollow ground by hand 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 brass 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.
Handmade to us means hand forged, hand ground, hand finished, hand stitched and hand tooled.
All our knives, sheaths and images are original designs.
8 inch blade, welded steel butt, copper bolster and cherry wood scales.
The Kirsten & Rider's Knife
This design was originally developed with a customer combining the strength of the Mountain Man and the versatility of the Nessmuk.
Fire starter pouch with a sharpening stone, fire steel and loop, steel butt, walnut scales, locking lanyard. $1550.
The Mountain Caribou is a tough working knife. Hand forged 7" blade with a 5" handle. Starting at $1200
It's long enough to use like a small drawknife to peel rails.
The high carbon steel butt (headsaw tooth) and guard are welded to the 6mm thick hollow ground 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.
Mountain Caribou with a finger choil.
A Braided locking lanyard looped over the butt for absolute security,
Indispensable kitchen tools, hunting, bushcraft and camping tools in a Canadian ulu single stem style.
If you haven't used an ulu, nows your chance to use the best ulu's. We guarantee your satisfaction.
We've used this knife and built a 15' x 20' greenhouse from fir saplings, peeled and notched, batoning, drawing and chopping. When we were finished it still had an edge. We've field dressed, skinned and quartered moose with the Moose knife above. A great knife.
The scabbard is handmade and saddle stitched by hand from saddle grade 8 oz. leather.
The original Mountain Caribou knife had a 7" spear point blade with a 5 1/2" crab apple wood scaled handle.
Tough lumber mill saw blade steel. Combined with the spine thickness, you choose, and the heat treatment we apply, you can achieve tasks you want the tool to perform, camp tasks that may include using the knife like a froe to split wood, using the knife like a drawknife pealing wood, 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 hard 200 kg blade with teeth.
A steel butt, pouches, firesteel loops, lanyards etc... are all options we can build into the knife.
6 inch blade with spalted apple wood scales.
The knife is handmade from the finest recovered materials. Some materials one can't buy. The sheath is handmade, saddle stitched by hand from 8oz. leather.
We hand grind a shallow hollow into the wide bevel leading into a small, convex secondary bevel.
The steel, heat treatment and edge geometry create a strong and tough knife you can put a razor edge on that holds.
Variations for the Caribou - forging the tang to fit the moose antler.
6 inch Wiseman knife with a welded steel butt, firesteel and loop sewn into the sheath and a 3 1/2 inch Kirsten companion knife.
Both have yew wood scales
A handstitched 8 oz. leather
sheath is designed and handmade
by Aki Yamamoto
Rider's knives. are a variation on the Kirsten ..
- witth both carries, on your belt and 30 degrees on your belt or 60 on your suspenders.
-a choice between two systems for locking lanyards, a one hand operation, absolute security.
We offer braided lanyard systems for absolute security.on all our knives. Smooth one handed operations.
We forged a spoon on the end of the tang
An extra wide blade, sharpening stone and pouch.
Black cherry wood scales..
Hardened and tempered steel butt you can hammer in nails.
1/4 and 5/16 inch spines differetially tempered.
A simple Mountain Caribou knife with walnut wood scales.
Fire steel and loop, sharpening stone and pouch, brass guard with moose antler scales and a black locust wood insert.
Elk antler scales with a melted copper and brass guard
Moose antler or a headsaw tooth welded steel butt