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Kootenay Hunting Knife

The Kootenay knife is a dropped point hunting knife with a 4 1/2 inch blade. Hand forged from saw steel we recover from lumber mills.

Custom Handmade Hunting Knife, The Kootenay.

Custom made hand forged Kootenay knife. We forge the blades from recovered planer blades (D2 steel) and trim saw blades. Client’s choice of sheath design, handle scales, blade steel and handle size. We give them an original custom motif, wolves, bears, cougars or boars, whatever they prefer, tooled into their sheath. Custom to order.

Hand forged high carbon, 4.5”, saw steel blade, dropped point hunting knife. We manipulate the patina with clay and glass and leave it on the steel for rust protection.

Saw Blade Steel

Visit our online catalogue at the Kootenay Image Gallery page for more information, pictures and pricing.

We’d arrive during the “filers” lunch break. That was the designated time when the supervisors were occupied. They loaded our 3/4 ton up with 6’ and 4.5’ saw blade until the differential almost touched rubber. They had been storing the blades in the back behind some machines. For some reason the blades hadn’t been thrown out. They were obsolete and hadn’t been used for at least 15 years. That was in 1997. We were asked to return for another load of 2’ trim saw blades, planer blades and bandsaw steel. One mill gave us 25 years worth of blood, sweat and tears.

Knife security without snaps. Two lanyards. One growing from the back of the sheath and one on the knife. Locking lanyards for knife security. Refer to our custom sheath page.

Custom Handmade Hunting Knives Set. Ulu, D2 Kirsten, 6” WEiseman and a Kootenay.

Hand forged D2 steel blade. Custom long locking lanyard. Visit our custom sheaths page for more information about options and construction.

 A trim blade stands beside Kootenay custom handmade hunting knife. The steel that makes the hand forged 4.5 inch blade. Saw steel is some of are our source of high carbon steel for hand forging knife blades.

A trim blade stands beside Kootenay custom handmade hunting knife. The steel that makes the hand forged 4.5 inch blade. Saw steel is some of are our source of high carbon steel for hand forging knife blades.

The Kootenay’s hand braided lanyard wraps around the reinforced sheath.

Contact us at forgedtools@caribooblades.com if you have any questions.