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Custom Handmade BushCraft Knife

The versatility of the Nessmuk knife and the toughness of a Mountain Man knife. Hand forged from lumber mill head saw carbon steel. British Columbia.

Hand forged bushcraft knife. A Nessmuk Mountain man knife.

Wiseman bushcraft knife heath for surviving in the bush. The knife has a hickory and walnut handle.

A Hand Forged Nessmuk Mountain Man Knife and 3” dropped point D2 hunting knife, the Kirsten

Hand forged 8 inch blade, a steel butt (a saw tooth insert welded to the tang) for hammering, The Wiseman custom bush knife.

The original Wiseman custom bushcraft knife with carved crab apple scales and a long flat locking lanyard. Please read the review on this knife.

To find more information about options and pricing visit the Wiseman Bushcraft Image Gallery page

The Wiseman bushcraft knife in hand. Yew wood scales, copper lanyard insert and a moose antler butt.

Bushcraft spoon carving set, 3 crooked knives and a 5 inch Wiseman bush craft knife.

We developed this knife with a customer. They wanted the versatility of the Nessmuk knife and the strength of an old time Mountain Man knife. Custom made. Read their review on the Bushcraft Knife Review page.

Moose antler and apple wood handle. We left some saw teeth.


The knife review can be found on our catalogue at, the Bushcraft Knife Review.


” One late night I was searching for mountain man style knife makers and somehow stumbled on the site. I looked at the knives in the catalog and as usual did not immediately spot the design combination I had been looking for so long to find. However, the site suggested they would make or design any knife if you wanted something special. “

Somebody referred to it as a Nessmuk on steroides.
The Bushcraft / Mountain knife shape comes working with a customer who needed a bushcraft knife that would perform the chores he needed done. From directed hand forged hammer blows we create 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 8 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 hollow ground for balance. Blending tempers makes for a tough and strong knife. The tang is hollow ground for balance. After hardening we temper the spine tough and the edge strong,  blend the tempers, "differentially" tempering the spine and tang. For more information, pictures and pricing visit our online catalogue, Bush Craft Knife Gallery.

The knife review can be found on our catalogue at, the Bushcraft Knife Review.