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Custom Hand Forged Survival Bushcraft Knives

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The Mountain Caribou knife is made for the boreal forest. All the material making this handmade survival knife is from recovered materials out of the forests in the Cariboo/ Chilcotin, British Columbia, Canada.

the boreal here in BC.. Hand forged drop point knife made

A Hand Forged Survival Knife, Mountain Caribou Knife.

Recovered and re-purposed high carbon steel, copper, moose antler, apple, walnut & cherry wood.

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Custom Handmade Survival Knife

Custom Handmade Survival Knife

The 7” drop point fixed blade is hand forged from steel in a 6’ diameter saw blade. A tough, high carbon steel with molybdenum, chromium and nickel added. It has a 5/16” spine.

The saw blades that bucked the big pine, spruce and Douglas fir.

These are some of the Caribou survival knives we’ve made in the last season. For a selection of custom wilderness knives go to our Bushcraft Survival Knives page.

Hand forged Bushcraft Knife, Caribou Mountain Knives

Hand forged Bushcraft Knife, Caribou Mountain Knives

Fire and Clay Blade Patina. The steel is hardened in oil with clay protecting the spine. The 5/16 of an inch spine is tempered blue, the edge is light straw, the hollow ground tang is darker blue into grey. Differentially tempered.

All the colour and patina is on the blade.

One December morning, around 3 am, lights and the sound off a tank came from the bush across from the small lake we’re on. We’re isolated here, nobody lives near us. Within 4 weeks, 24 hours a day, one man (3 shifts) in a feller cut the forest on 2 sides of us.

Handmade  Survival Knife, Mountain Caribou Custom Knife

Handmade Survival Knife, Mountain Caribou Custom Knife

7” hand forged blade with a modified convex grind, steel finger guard with copper and brass, moose antler scales and a head saw (5’ diameter) tooth butt backed with leather for hammering, tearing and digging.

Custom Survival Knife Feature

Custom Survival Knife Feature

We left more of the saw tooth on. To pick, tear, pry and dig with. The carbide tip brazing melts off in the hardening process leaving a notch behind.

Handmade Survival Knife

Handmade Survival Knife

Peened Copper & Fox. The finger guard is made from a piece of processor chainsaw bar from a feller buncher, a logging machine that can rapidly gather and cut a tree before felling it.

A “feller” is a traditional name for someone who cuts down trees. The feller buncher is a tank- like machine with an excavator arm that fells and cuts the logs to length with the attachment of a chain saw bar, bunches them up before they’re loaded onto the logging trucks.

For pricing and more information please visit our Mountain Caribou Gallery on our online catalogue.

Bushcraft Knife Sheath / Survival Knife Sheath

Bushcraft Knife Sheath / Survival Knife Sheath

A tooth insert from a 4 1/2 foot head saw blade is welded to the end of the tang. It’s a strong feature capable of hammering in 4 inch nails.

Aki braids a lanyard, growing from one piece of leather sewn in the back of the sheath. She braids a loop that slips over the saw tooth securing the knife tight in its sheath. The knife’s lanyard locks the knife in.

The fire steel has a hand carved apple wood handle. The knife has a walnut scaled handle. The pouch sewn into the sheath has a double sided diamond touch up stone.

Please visit our Custom Sheaths page.

Hand Forged Wilderness Survival Knife

Hand Forged Wilderness Survival Knife

Moose antler scales, copper and ironwood. The spine tapers from 5/16 inches at the guard to the point and to the steel butt. The steel butt is an ideal bushcraft knife feature. Breaking up, hammering and cracking open.

The big sawblades are a thing of the past. The Douglas fir trees will grow back in 600 - 1000 years.

For pricing and more information please visit our Mountain Caribou page

Handmade Custom Hunting Knife

Handmade Custom Hunting Knife

Hand forged drop point blade with a 5 inch edge, 1 inch finger choil, 5/16 spine, saw tooth butt, for hammering, walnut scales with copper and ironwood.

A Boreal Forest Survival Knife.

A Boreal Forest Survival Knife.

Custom raven sheath equipped with a fire steel.

The boreal forest. Hardy, rugged and at attention. The pristine boreal forest is disappearing by our hand, so is the mountain caribou.

Photo by Steve Forrest

Photo by Steve Forrest

Boreal Woodland Caribou. Mountain Caribou.