Fixed Blades for sale
I have researched knives used by adventurers, hunters and trappers
in the early 1800's. I was very interested in knives which were not
considered to be "Bowie" knives. The mountain man set combines a
large skinner with a small utility knife to meet all outdoor needs.
Blades are constructed on 1/8" 1095 tool steel or O1 heat treated to
a hardness of 60 rc. The skinner blade is 5 1/2" long and 10 1/2"
overall. The utility knife has a 2 3/4" blade and is 5 3/8" overall.
Handles are ages Valley Oak.
The sheath features a large fold-over flap to make carrying
comfortable and prevent the conflict of carrying two sheaths.
Lightweight leather allows the sheath to comfortably curve around
hips. Both knives have easy access from the sheath.
Drop Point Hunter
This is my signature fixed blade which I have been making for
several years. The spine has a gentle slope which give the blade
edge a comfortable angle to the handle for most cutting chores.
I use a variety of woods including Desert Ironwood, Snakewood,
Amboya Burl and Bubinga. All these woods are dense and very
strong and have been aged for at least 2 years. I also use Micarta
to provide a strong durable alternative.
Several metals can be used for the blade, 440c, ATS 34, O1 or A2.
440c is the the most stain resistant and best for use in corrosive
areas such as salt water. ATS 34 is tougher steel and best for
heavy use. A2 and O1 are the best choices for superior edge
holding with A2 having more stain resistance.
(Use link on bottom of page to learn more about blade steel)
In the early 1800's guns were very inaccurate and prone to failure.
After firing your shot you had to be ready to defend yourself hand to
hand (or hand to paw). When that happened you wanted a Bear
Knife in your belt.
The blade is 7 1/4" and the overall length is 12" ground from 3/16"
O1 tool steel double quenched and triple tempered to 60 rc. The
blade is ground to a double edge and is razor sharp.
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The EDC bowie evolved from my need for a new camping knife
(old one fell off my motorcycle), my exploration of " what the hell
is a bowie???", and desire to have the best knife in camp.
Each EDC Bowie is a custom build, only the blade and sheath
remain constant. Handle, guard and butt cap shape and
materials can vary to your desire.
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