Custom handmade knives and high performance cutlery for hunters, collectors, and chefs
Michael H Mara firstname.lastname@example.org
(708) 330-5101 Cell: (708) 299-4631
Here are the knives. Some are sold, and some are currently available, as described in the captions. I can duplicate a sold knife, or work with you to create a custom piece. Lead time for custom orders is currently 6 to 8 weeks.
All my knives come with a Lifetime Guarantee. Call or email to arrange a commission or purchase.
Viking Skinner @ 2008 Michael H. Mara
This frontier style hunting / skinning knife features a 3” blade (4 3/4" usable edge) of 1/8" 1084, with an upswept point and curved spine, extensively fileworked. The blade design includes a deep, curved ricasso, forged and etched finish, and a convex ground edge, with a rear forged finger hole. The blade is hardened to HRC59. It is very light and quick in the hand. The knife is 7 1/2” overall, with full tang construction, Curly Bubinga scales and 2 Nickel silver pins. It includes a hand tooled leather belt sheath, with three Viking runes. $334 SOLD
This knife was a special commission, and is sold. If you're interesting in owning a similar knife, please contact me.
For more information on the meaning of the runes, click here.
Here's a short video of the usage of the rear finger hole. Click on the picture below, and the video will open in Windows Media Player:
Some detail pics:
Progress pics of the sheath. The leather pieces cut:
Carving the runes into the leather:
Tooling the runes with an edging tool:
Holes drilled, sewing the sheath:
Sewn and dyed:
Finished, oiled, and waxed:
The edge of the sheath, with triple-ply construction all around, for durability:
Michael H Mara email@example.com (708) 330-5101 Cell: (708) 299-4631
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