A handforged working knife with a moose antler handle.
Forged from 24 inch lumber mill chop saw.
Hand forged hunting, bushcraft and survival 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.
We offer Longer lanyards for security instead of  secure ties.
                          Price: $1250

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"    $1100
            8"    $1300     
           10"   $1600 
           12"   $1950

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 Boar Knife
A 3 1/2 inch differentially tempered blade.
Fillet Knives
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
A strong cleaver for hunters.
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.
Hand Forged, Bushcraft, Survival & Hunting Knives from British Columbia, Canada.
Handmade Working Knives & Tools
Indestructible, 1/4" handforged high carbon headsaw steel.
Crown Camp knife
Forged from the edge of a lumber mill saw blade, I left the teeth.
We make all our edge tools and knife blades from quality steel we recover. Saw blades mainly from local mills. 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., our shop is powered by energy from the sun. We use the tools we make. Tried, true and tested. All our knives carry a lifetime guarantee..
Juniper Deer Knife
Maple Tiger Knife
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.
"The Saw tooth Cleavers"
Mule deer crown handle wiith a handforged, full tang 4" blade.
Mountain Caribou Knife
-Bush Knife
Stiffer Fillet knife for steelhead and halibut. Moose and brass handle. 10 1/2 inch blade.
Balanced and comfortable
A strong and very tough dropped point hunting knife.
This a very strong and tough skinning knife.
Skinning knives with moose point handles.
Elk, Moose or Deer antler and different fruitwoods for handles
Custom Cleavers
Hunting Sets
The  Moose Knife
Handmade Ulus  
8"  blade hand forged from headsaw. Balanced at the guard. The Boar knife.
Mule Deer antler crown handle for a bigger hand. Comes with a Crabapple wood knot block.
Featured Knives 12/09/2015
Kootenai Knife

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.

Starting at $775
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".

A camp knife
Since 1998 we've been using  power from the sun. We make our blades from recovered lumber mill high carbon 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.
Belt knives, Canadian style.,
This survival knife will not fail under extreme circumstances.
Our sheaths are saddle stitched by hand. This one is equipt with a fire starter pouch and a lanyard system for absolute security.
A very tough 9" blade with a  5 1/2" moose crown handle.
custom razors with moose antler handles.
Equipped with a leg tie. A survival knife with a 10 inch blade.
A bushcraft knife. With a spearhead shaped blade, 1/4 inch spine, it is a tough and versatile primitive design.
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. 

Price, $990

Hand forged fishing and hunting knife.
Crown Fillet
10" Fillet
Forged high carbon. Custom knives.
Skinning for moose
Skinnning knives
fishing knives
Tough Knives for small game. W2 steel;
Aggressive knives.
Every knife comes with a handmade, custom sheath
Bushcraft knives
"Chilcotin Moore"
Those are saw teeth in the Maple Tiger knife's butt.
Handmade to us means hand forged, hand ground, hand finished, hand stitched and hand tooled.
A Prybar tough survival knife.
8 inch blade
"Gwaii Buck"
Custom styles of sheaths and lanyards.
Hide tools: fleshing knives and scrapers
Custom sheaths and lanyards.
All our knives, sheaths and images are original designs.
Steel pommels welded to the tangs.
L6 steel blades. 52 inch Headsaw recovered from lumber mills.
8 inch blade,  welded steel butt, copper bolster and cherry wood scales.
Spalted apple wood scales.
Carved handles.
A tough camp knife.
Ulu and Kootenai knives.
The Kootenai knife and a Caribou Mountain knife.
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.
Kootenai and Caribou
Kootenai and Ulu
Yew wood scales, steel butt and a moose antler bolster.
5 inch blade
Fire starter pouch with a sharpening stone, fire steel and loop, steel butt, walnut scales, long, braided locking lanyard for absolute security.    $1550.
Custom Designs.

A review of this knife and others, click here.
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.
It can be made sleek and simple or you can choose from our selection of bushcraft features. Suggestions are welcome.

The high carbon steel butt (head saw-tooth) and guard (chain saw bar) 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.

A Survival Knife
Mountain Caribou with a finger choil and 5 inches of edge. 10 1/2 inches overall.
We offer custom carving and tooling  on your handles and sheaths.
Heavy duty bushcraft ulus.
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 first Caribou knife.
The original Mountain Caribou knife had a 7" spear point blade with a 5 1/2" crab apple wood scaled handle.
The Kootenai's blade is hand forged D2, planer blade, steel recovered from lumber mills. A hand forged hunting knife.
Custom hunting, bushcraft and survival knives.
The knife sheath is hand cutfrom saddle grade 8 oz. leather, saddle stitched by hand, hand braided lanyards, Our sheaths are handmade. A forged fishing and hunting knife.
.Custom designed leather work by Aki Yamamoto. Custom hand forged knives by Scott Richardson.
10 inch blade
Custom designed, hand forged hunting knife.
Tough lumber mill saw blade steel. Combined with the spine thickness (your choice) and the heat treatment we apply,your 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 building camp furniture
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.

Sharpening stone and firestarter pouches, firesteel loops, la
nyards etc... are all options we can build into the sheath. On your knife we could include a steel butt fashioned from a headsaw tooth insert welded to the tang. We could provide the knfe with
a guard
A lanyard system on this Wiseman bushcraft knife creates a one hand removal. Absolutely secure. No snaps.
Moose antler butt.
This Wiseman knife has a 7 inch, extra wide blade with cherry wood scales, antler butt and bolster.
Building furniture.
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 narrower, secondary bevel.
The blade;steel is from 4 1/2 foot head sawblades. Our heat treatment and edge geometry create a strong and tough knife you can put a razor edge on that holds.
The tang of this bushcraft knife has been forged in tofit in the curved moose antler crown handle.
A tough working knife.
Variations for the Caribou - forging the tang to fit the moose antler.
Bushcraft knife sets, knife combinations
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 variation of the Caribou Mountain knife. 4 1/2" edge. 1/4" spine with a finger choil. Hand forged hunting knives for field dressing and skinning.
Forged hunting knife.
Copper tiger stripe inserts.
A handstitched 8 oz. leather
sheath is designed and handmade
by Aki Yamamoto

The Maple Tiger bushcraft knife is 9 3/4"overall.
Price, $775.
Zuccini knife
3" D2 steel blade utility knife.
Gardening knives
Starting at $595.
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.
A long braided lanyard or two short locking lanyards for absolute security.
8" blade handmade fillet knife .
We offer the Kirsten with a lanyard hole and brass insert and a braided lanyard as an option. The Rider knife comes with them both.
Moose antler scales.
Fillet knife with a curly maple wood handle.
We forged a spoon on this tang's end.
Fillet knife with copper, antler, brass and Brazilian cherry wood scales.
Bushcraft knife equipt with a steel butt, firesteel and loop, a pouch and sharpening stone, long lanyard to hold your knife with absolute security and a leg tie.
The original Kirsten.
The Horse Rider's knife. A forged hunting knife for deer.
Neck Knives
The Caribou Mountain knife with moose antler and copper inserts, 7 inch blade, 5/15 inch spine and a 5 inch walnut scale handle.
An extra wide blade, sharpening stone and pouch.
Black cherry wood scales..
A 7 inch blade.

We offer braided lanyard systems for absolute security.on all our knives. Smooth one handed operations.  A long braided lanyard or two short locking lanyards for absolute security.
Clay hardened high carbon steel blades.
A steel butt, fashioned from a headsaw tooth insert, is welded to the end of the tang making this knife extra tough. Capable of hammering in nails.
Hardened and tempered steel butt you can hammer in nails.
5/16 inch spines differetially tempered.
A  Mountain Caribou knife with walnut wood scales with a short braided lanyard.. $1200
Fire steel and loop, sharpening stone and pouch, short braided lanyard and a brass guard with moose antler scales and a black locust wood insert.

Elk antler scales with a melted copper and brass guard
Welde steel butt.
Moose antler or a headsaw tooth welded steel butt
Please view our Ulu page.
Scott Richardson
12 inch knife blade in a vise.
A big survival knife with moose antler scales.
This knife has a 1/4 inch spine, 12 inch long knife blade. Hardend and differentally tempered.
How about a 12 inch Boar Knife.
The blade is D2, planer blade, steel. A very high carbon content.
Hand carved horse's head by Aki Yamamoto.
A handmade survival and bushcraft knife. The Mountain Caribou knife.
Recovered High Carbon Saw Blade Steel
Cutting knife pattern's from a recovered 6 foot head sawblade.