Post by hogkiller on Sept 27, 2015 20:23:38 GMT -5
Jim asked for a 1700's era big belt knife and one of my hammered skinner's as a patch knife to match a custom muzzleloader he's having built,,,so,, Both knives have curly crotch maple scales with brass pins and 10 coats of hand rubbed tung oil into the wood,,i'll do a couple more coats then buff them out with some minwax. This big guy is 10" oal with a cutting edge of 5 1/2" of 1095 tool steel with scale left on the blade for a more realistic 1700's era look. The hammered skinner is USA made 440C stainless but the hammered look gives it that old era look,,7 1/8" oal with a 3 1/4" cutting edge.
And i know Jim told me that he was going to use that skinner as a patch knife but i decided he will need a proper patch knife for new smoke pole. This little necker is about 7" long with a 2 1/2" edge of 1095 tool steel handled with a piece of whitetail tine and a pewter guard.
John, those knifes are awesome they will be carried during the early muzzleloader season proudly. Still no job...have a few things going on for cash flow. Was hoping to cruise through hunting trapping season....just might make it! Seing those cutters I know it's going to be a great season.....can't thank you enough...