Custom Handmade Hand Forged Survival Knives
We angle the Guard and steel butt so when we set in the copper, leather and scales they are squeezed in in very tight. We can use the knife without any pins. The pins are stainless bolts screwed into holes in the scales that are one size smaller. The holes in the tang are the perfect diameter. The copper and leather sit in tight fitting shallow grooves in the tang. Every part is coated in an epoxy, more to keep out bacteria but it helps keep things together as well. After the handle is together and before the epoxy is hard we peen. The pins are peened over and we spend time peening the copper into the knife following the shapes in the antler. When it's all done and finished you can drive a truck over the handle. It will not come apart. Well, a cold chisel in a vise maybe but you'll damage the the tang to the point of no return. We had a Mountain Caribou knife destroyed in the FT Mcmurray wildfires. The steel was burnt so bad so we had to make another for the customer.
The Mountain Caribou survival knife has a bit of copper, hand forged saw blade steel, antler or wood and we build them here. In the working forest. It’s a boreal forest bush craft knife.
The tang is forged, tapered and hollow ground. The steel saw tooth butt (optional) and guard (1/4"processor chain saw bar) are forged, finished and welded to the tang. The scales are tapped onto the tang squeezing everything together between the guard and the butt. The scales are held into place with threaded stainless pins, peened. We peen in the copper inserts and tighten. The balance of the knife is at the guard.
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5/16 thick spine
Hammer forged tapered to the steel hammer butt. A saw tooth insert welded the tang. A bushcraft survival knife feature.
The hammer butt can drive 4 inch nails.