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Custom Handmade Bushcraft Knives

The Wiseman bushcraft knife has 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.

Hand forged camp knife. 8” blade, 1/4 inch spine differentially tempered, steel butt for hammering. Apple wood scales. The Wiseman is a tough bush knife.

Bushcraft knife sheath. A firesteel with a carved walnut handle and pouch with a double sided diamond stone.

Hand Forged Bush craft knife set. Nessmuk Mountain Man Knife and 3” dropped point D2 hunting knife, the Kirsten. Apple and walnut wood scales.

Yew wood scales, carbon steel hammering butt. We left some saw teeth markings on the spine.

The Wiseman custom made bushcraft knife with carved crab apple scales and a long flat locking lanyard. Bushcraft Knife Review.

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

Custom handmade bush craft knife in hand. Yew wood scales, copper lanyard insert and a moose antler butt. Long handles.

Handmade custom mountain man bush craft knife. Splitting Firewood.

Handmade custom mountain man bush craft knife. Splitting Firewood.

” 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. “

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

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.

Spoon carving set, 3 crooked knives and a Custom hand forged 5” bush craft knife.

The spoon carving tools above feature 3 crooked knives with different hooks. A 4” full parabolic hook forged blade with a 10” handle, a 3” paddle knife shaped blade with an 8” handle and a 1 3/4” small full hook with a 6” handle. The handles are spalted apple wood.

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.

Handmade bushcraft knife with a moose antler butt and apple wood scales. We left some saw teeth.


Someone referred to the knife as a Nessmuk on steroids.

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.

Handmade custom bush craft knife with cherry wood heart scales, Moose antler butt and bolster. Brass pins and a copper lanyard hole insert.

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.

Visit our online catalogue at the Bushcraft Knife Gallery for more pictures and pricing.

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

Hand forged bushcraft knives. Hardened with clay and glass. The manipulated patinas are reflections of the wetlands we live in and help keep rust off the carbon steel blade. Moose antler and yew scales. Custom handmade camp knife.