Handmade Knives & Hand Tools


  1. Hand forged survival knife

Custom Made, Hand Forged Bushcraft, Survival & Hunting Knives

We make all our tools and knife blades in modern and traditional ways. Our shop is solar powered. We recover quality carbon saw blade steel from lumbermills. They have cut a lot of trees. Tools and knives with soul. We hand forge, harden and differentially temper each blade, hand make and handstitch our custom leather sheaths using the saddlestitch method. The knives are original and one of a kind, pieces of British Columbia. We live off the grid in isolation on the edge of the Chilcotin Plateau in the boreal forest of B.C..  We use the tools we make. Tried, true and tested.     

Mountain Caribou
Bushcraft/ Survival Knife
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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.


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.

.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.
  1. Handmade survival knife
  2. Handmade Survival Knife
  3. Hand forged survival knife
  4. A tough sheath saddle stitched by hand
  5. Hand forged bushcraft knife
  6. Use the knife's steel butt to hammer in nails
  7. Custom made by hand bushcraft/survival knife
  8. Handmade bushcraft knife
  9. Raven tooled into a survival knife's sheath
  10. Handmade custom hunting knife with a finger choil
  11. Mountain Caribou Bushcraft Knife held in hand
  12. sheathed 5 inch Caribou hunting knife
  13. spearpoint shaped blade
  14. Survival knife sheathed. All handmade.
  15. Survival knife sheath
  16. Leg belt knife security for your knife sheath
  17. Survival knife ready to work
  18. Wilderness survival, bush craft set of 6 handforged tool and knives
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The Caribou price starts at $1350.
Bushcraft options include|:
- steel butt, $150,
- firesteel and loop, $125,
- custom pouch, $110,
( with a diamond stone $130)
- locking lanyards, $150.

Our heat treatment and edge geometry create a strong and tough knife you can put an edge on that holds.
Tough, strong high carbon steel. Blades we collected 20 years ago.
Like the trees, we will run out.

To see a review of this knife, click here.


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Kootenai Knife
.Hunting Knives

Hand forged and differentially tempered from recovered lumber mill planer blade steel, D2.  The Kootenai 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 for balance. The knife is balanced at the guard.

You can choose between hooded deep sheaths or open deep sheaths.
We offer Longer lanyards for security instead of  secure ties.
                         

Price: $1250
  1. handmade hunting knife
  2. Handmade hunting knife
  3. Custom made hunting knife
  4. Knife set of 4 sheathed, Aki Yamamoto's leather work
  5. Hunting knife and ulu
  6. Hunting and Survival knives Set
  7. hunting knife being held in hand
  8. Handforged knife blade
  9. Our first Kootenai hunting Knife
  10. Hunting Knife Set
  11. handmade sheathed hunting knife
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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, hand tooled and custom fit.

The Boar Knife
  1. bush knives
  2. Hand forged survival knife blade
  3. Profile of handmade survival knife.
  4. raven tooled into the survivsl knife's sheath
  5. Hunting knife sheathed
  6. Handforged survival/ hunting knife
  7. 12 inch hand forged knife
  8. Making a survival knife
  9. Boreal forest survival knife
  10. Custom knife work
  11. big handmade survival knife sheathed
  12. handmade, forged survival knife
  13. The Boar survival knife
A custom made survival knife
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. 
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.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"    $1350     
           10"   $1700 
           12"   $2050

 Kirsten Knife
  1. Bushcraft/ Hunting Knife set
  2. The Kirsten Knife
  3. Horse riders knife
  4. utility knife
  5. Wiseman and Kirsten camp knife set profile.
  6. Knife sheathed
  7. Handmade utility knife, the Kirsten
  8. D2 knife blade
  9. handmade 4 inch hunting knife
  10. A handmade versatile utility knife
  11. carry at 20 degrees
  12. Two camp knives
  13. Hunting tool set
Dropped point hunting and fishing knife
A tough versatile knife with a 3.5mm thick spine. The blade is 3" full tang, D2 steel with a dropped point.  The handle is 3 1/2 inches long with moose antler scales. We hand forged the D2 high carbon steel (recovered planer blade). After forging and finishing we harden the steel in oil and differntially temper the blade, spine and tang for a tough tool.  A reliable knife for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, cutting rope, twine and a fine carving knife.were talking to your customer
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The Kirsten price starts at $700.
Bushcraft options include|:
- steel butt, $150,
- firesteel and loop, $125,
- custom pouch, $110,
( with a diamond stone $130)
- locking lanyards, $150.


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e 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.
The sheath has leather ties to secure your knife into its sheath.


Maple Tiger

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Bushcraft knife/ Hunting Knife
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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 bevel is 3/4 up  and slightly hollow ground by hand with a small convex secondary bevel or whatever style of edge you want. The brass guard is brazed and pinned in place. Antler and copper spacers with tiger maple wood scales pinned with threaded brass make up the handle. We can peen in the copper spacers for a more rustic and customized feel. The lanyard  hole is lined with brass and securely put through the tang  and securing a moose antler butt. This knife is strong, tough and keeps a strong edge.  

Price, $1250


  1. Maple Tiger hunting knife profile
  2. Maple Tiger knife spine
  3. Handmade bushcraft knife
  4. Bushcraft Knife's spine
  5. Handmade Bushcraft knife
  6. Knife in hand
  7. Sheathed Maple Tiger knife
  8. Handmade Hunting knife

The Wiseman  Bushcraft Knife.
 
A Mountain Man/Nessmuk Camp Knife

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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 and follow a more traditional nessmuk or to 6 mm thick spine for more strength and toughness. 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. This step creates a tough and strong knife and an edge that performs and keeps the edge you put on. 

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A handmade bushcraft knife, the  standard 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 options.

                                                                                           
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The Wiseman price starts at $950.
Bushcraft options include|:
- steel butt, $150,
- firesteel and loop, $125,
- custom pouch, $110,
( with a diamond stone $130)
- locking lanyards, $150.

."The Saw tooth Cleaver"

Heavy Duty Cleavers , here is a review and some pictures and pricing.

Hand Made Fillet Knives

Lumber Mill Band saw Blade Steel

.Custom Crown Fillet Knives

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 Brass guard and an antler crown handle. The tang is inserted 3" into the antler and then pinned with threaded stainless or brass pins.

The fillet knives  come with a deep handmade, tooled and handstitched sheath, saddle stitch, designed and made by Aki. Every knife is  special and unique.

   Starting at $1000, 
$150/ extra inch,
$100 for a forged spoon on the tang's end.                                                                                  
Made from steel we recover from saw mills, discarded bandsaw blade steel. This steel has great tensile strength, flexibility, keeps an edge much longer than stainless steel and is easy to sharpen. It is a carbon steel knife blade. 
15N20 steel fillet knives. 7 , 8 and 9 inches long blade 1/16 of an inch thick and differentially tempered. We can use bandsaw blade steel that is very thin, 3/64", and has a cobalt content. It holds a great edge.  We can forge a spoon onto an extended tang.

 

  1. Custom made fillet knife
  2. fillet knife blade flex
  3. fillet knife blade flexing
  4. fillet knife profile and handmade sheath
  5. fillet knife with a spoon
  6. fillet knife held in hand
  7. fillet knife sheathed
  8. cleaver and 2 fillet knives
  9. antler handle fillet
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Handmade Ulus

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.
Indispensable kitchen tools, hunting, bushcraft and camping tools

Custom to order Heavy Duty Knives

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The blade is carbon steel recovered from lumber mill saw blade. 3/16" thick with a handforged,  high and slightly hollow ground bevel into a razor edge. 
The moose antler handle is held with three threaded stainless  steel or brass pins.


The sheath is hand made from 8 oz. leather.
The hand done double saddle stitch holds a fillet between the layers of leather protecting the hand stitching from the razor edge of the ulu.
Rivets are placed along the edge and rounded corners for reinforcement.
We've added a braided lanyard to the sheath to tie to your pack 

Please visit our ulu page

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Cariboo Blades