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.
Saw Blade Steel
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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.