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Cariboo Blades Tools and Knives
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Cariboo Blades Tools and Knives
A handforged working knife with a moose antler handle.
Forged from 24 inch lumber mill chop saw.
Custom made and forged survival knife.

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: $1150

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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 a great 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 saddle stitched by hand. A leg tie is provided on sheath.
A strong, tough knife. 


  Price, 6"    $1100
             8"    $1300      
            10"   $1600  
            12"   $1950       
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 steel. 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
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The Boar Knife

A 3 1/2 inch differentially tempered blade.
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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 is a high carbon steel knife. This particular bandsaw blade steel is very thin, 3/64", and has a cobalt content. It holds a great edge.  

  Price is $1100
A 9 inch edge HD cleaver.
Heavy duty cleavers. Hardened and differentially tempered high carbon 
lumber mill saw blade steel.  A  7, 8, 9", ... razor sharp cutting edge that holds with 3/16 or 1/4" spines, 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.  Hunter's cleavers, butchers and cooks.                  
                                   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.
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 in a traditional way. We recover quality carbon saw blade steel from lumbermills. They have cut a lot of trees. Tools and knives with soul. We hand forge and differentially tempered each blade, custom make and handstitch our scabbards. The knives are 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.
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 Kirsten is a great Fishing knife.The Kirsten is a great Fishing knife.
The Kirsten is a great Fishing knife.The Kirsten is a great Fishing knife.The Kirsten is a great Fishing knife.
The Kirsten is a great Fishing knife.The Kirsten is a great Fishing knife.
"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.
The knife is balanced at the guard, comfortable moose antler scales. 12 inches long overall.
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A strong and very tough dropped point hunting knife.
This a very strong and tough skinning knife.
Knives for fish and meat.Knives for fish and meat.
Knives for fish and meat.Knives for fish and meat.Knives for fish and meat.
Knives for fish and meat.Knives for fish and meat.
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Skinning knives with moose point handles.
Hand forged 7 1/2 inch Saw Tooth cleaver.
Custom Cleavers
 Hunting Sets
The Moose 
- survival knife
Handmade Ulus   
8"  blade hand forged survival knife from head sawblade. Balanced at the guard.
Mule Deer antler crown handle for a bigger hand. Comes with a Crabapple wood knot block.
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 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. 

A handmade bushcraft knife, the Wiseman knife would include:
a 3/16" spine, 6" hand forged lumber mill head  saw steel blade, full and hollow ground tang for balance.  Fit with a choice of wood scales set with threaded pins, stainless or brass, peened. A threaded lanyard insert and a moose antler butt pinned to the tang of the 5 inch long handle.

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
Deer antler crown haandled fillet knife.
Custom handmade cleaver with a long7 inch handle.
 Handforged  from high carbon 72" headsaw steel.  The blade is 7" long, 5/16" 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".

Camp knife
"All our carbon steel and quality handle materials are recovered. 
Living with our environment in the bush, growing our food, powering our cabin and shop with the sun."
 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.,
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.
Ironwood hunting set.
Crown hunting knife set.
Equipped with a leg tie. A survival knife with a 10 inch blade.
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A versatile bushcraft knife with a spear head shaped blade.
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 edge.  

Price, $1100

Hand forged fishing and hunting knife.
Crown Fillet
10" Fillet
Forged high carbon custom knife.
Skinning knife.
Skinnning knife with a moose antler point handle.
fishing knives
Tough Knives for small game. W2 steel;
Aggressive knives.
Every knife comes with a handmade, custom sheath
Bushcraft knives
"Chilcotin Moore" knife
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" hunt knife
Custom styles of sheaths and lanyards.
Hide tools: fleshing knives and scrapers
Custom sheaths and llocking braided lanyards for absolute secuity.
Steel pommels welded to the tangs.
The Wiseman knife blades are cut out from L6 steel sawblades,. 52 inch headsaw blades recovered from lumber mills.
8 inch blade,  welded steel butt, copper bolster and cherry wood scales.
Spalted apple wood recovered from apple orchards here in BC..
Carved handles.
Ulu and and a Kootenai knife set.
The Kootenai knife and a Caribou Mountain knife set.
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.
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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, braided locking lanyard for absolute security.    
To view a few more Custom Designs of the Mountain Caribou bushcraft knife, click here.
Heavy duty cleaver in an apple wood knot block.
shoeing knife. A ferrier's tool.
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. It's long enough to use as a small drawknife to peel rails.
It can be straight or you can customize from a 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. A thick piece of leather, as a shock absorber, is inserted ahead of the steel butt. 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. The balance of the knife is at the guard. 

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Choose your styleChoose your style
Choose your styleChoose your styleChoose your style
Choose your styleChoose your style
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. A great working knife.

The scabbard is handmade and saddle stitched by hand from saddle grade 8 oz. leather.                
Price is, $1200
One of a kind cleavers.One of a kind cleavers.
One of a kind cleavers.One of a kind cleavers.One of a kind cleavers.
One of a kind cleavers.One of a kind cleavers.
The first Caribou knife. Balanced for throwing.
The hunting knife's blade is hand forged D2, planer blade, steel recovered from lumber mills.
Custom handmade hunting knife.
The knife sheath is hand cut from saddle grade 8 oz. leather, saddle stitched by hand, hand braided lanyards. Handmade. With a forged fishing and hunting knife inside.
Custom original design tooled into the leather sheath.
10 inch blade
Custom designed, hand forged hunting knife.
The knife will perform camp tasks that 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. Well worth the work.
We do it so that you'll have a tough knife with soul.

Sharpening stone and firestarter pouches, firesteel loops, lanyards, a steel butt fashioned from a headsaw tooth insert welded to the tang are all options we can build into the sheath. On your knife we could provide the knfe with finger 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 carbon steel , extra wide blade with cherry wood scales, antler butt and bolster.
Building furniture.
Wiseman with an elk antler handle.
6 inch high carbon steel blade with spalted apple wood scales.

The knife is handmade from the finest recovered materials. Some materials one can't buy. The sheath is handcrafted leather, handmade, saddle stitched by hand from 8oz. leather.
We hand grind a shallow hollow into the wide bevel leading into a narrower, second bevel. 
The blade steel is cut and hand forged from 6 foot and 4 1/2 foot diameter head sawblades that were used to cut big trees. Tough, strong high carbon steel. Blades we collected 20 years ago. 
Like the trees, we will run out. Our heat treatment and edge geometry create a strong and tough knife you can put an edge on that holds.
Handmade Bushcraft knife set.
6 inch Wiseman knife with a welded steel butt, firesteel and loop sewn into the sheath and a 3 1/2 inch Kirsten, D2 steel, companion knife. Both have yew wood scales.
Handmade and handforged hunting knife.
Shaped copper tiger stripe inserts.
The hand stitched 8 oz. leather 
sheath is designed and handmade 
by Aki Yamamoto. Choose a motif and we'll tool it into the sheath, included in the price.

The Rider's knife is $775.
Zuccini knife
3" D2 steel blade utility knife.
Gardening knives
Handmade survival knife.
The Kirsten is $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 .
The Kirsten knife. A smaller custom knife.
Fillet knife with a curly maple wood handle.
We forged a spoon on this tang's end.
Handmade fillet knife.
The original Kirsten.
The Horse Rider's knife. A forged hunting/utility knife.
Neck knives for caping.
Neck knife, antler point handle
Neck knives for hiking
Neck knife for skinning.
Neck Knives
Neck knife with a antler point handle
An extra wide blade, sharpening stone and pouch.
Black cherry wood scales..
A 7 inch blade with a 1/4 inch spine.

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.
First Boar knife.
 5/16 inch spines differetially tempered.
A Mountain Caribou knife with a wood or moose antler handle
scales and a short braided lanyard,
Starting at $1200.
Fire steel and loop, pouch with a sharpening stone an short braided lanyard.
Elk antler handle with a forged copper and brass guard.
Welde steel butt.
Moose antler or a  sawblade tooth steel butt
 Please view our Ulu page.
12 inch knife blade in a vise.
A big survival knife with moose antler scales.
Hand forged bush knife.
Custom forged survival knife. The Boar Knife.
The blade is D2, planer blade, steel.
Hand carved horse's head by Aki Yamamoto.
A handmade bushcraft knife for survival in the boreal forest. The Mountain Caribou knife.
Scott Richardson cutting knife pattern's from a recovered 6 foot carbon steell head sawblade.
Custom sheaths. Belt leg ties for absolute security.
Custom sheaths & Custom handmade Knives.
Hunting knife. Hand forged, high carbon steel.
High Carbon Knives
- lumber mill sawblade steel.
Tools and Knives 
Mountain Caribou Variations
CThe original Mountain Caribou knife had a 7" spear point blade, 3/16 inch spine with a 5 1/2" crab apple wood scaled handle.

Custom Handmade Knives & Tools

Hand Forged Bushcraft, Survival & Hunting Knives from British Columbia, Canada
A custom built bush knife. Equipt with a fire steel.
Custom, origin designs tooled or carved into sheaths and handles.
Custom made, 5 inch blade, Mountain Caribou knife with a finger choil.
Handforged tang to fit into a mule deer crown.
Hand carved and tooled knife handles.
Firesteel (4"x 1/2") with a handcarved black walnut handle, loop and a steel butt for hammering.
(a custom motif and short lanyard come with the knife)
Caribou Mountain handforged custom made bushcraft knife from BC, Canada.
Handmade bushcraft knife with a black walnut handle.
This custom made bush knife has moose antler scales, a brass lined lanyard hole and a sawblade tooth butt.
We make our knives and tools in the bush on the edge of the Chilcotin plateau.
Fireweed Blog.
The Caribou price starts at $1200.
Bushcraft options include|:
- steel butt, $150,
- firesteel and loop, $125,
- custom pouch, $110,
( with a diamond stone $130)
- locking lanyards, $150.
Saw blade cleaver.
 since 1997
The Moose was my personal carry.The Moose was my personal carry.
The Moose was my personal carry.The Moose was my personal carry.The Moose was my personal carry.
The Moose was my personal carry.The Moose was my personal carry.
Tough Bushcraft knife with a steel butt.
Mountain Caribou knifewith a choil, 8 inch blade
Dropped point
Custom survival knives
For a more rustic look.