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Trail of Tears Knife 2017 Model
Blade Album of previous knives
Game Got (Using a Raker Knife)
This page contains a collection of knives that I have made over the years. They represent the knives I enjoy making (which is about all kinds) and no longer have. Some of you will recognize your knife on these pages and I want to thank you for having it.
This was my 5" competition blade that was used to win the hunting knife cutting contest in the spring of 2001 at Washington. A handle of scorched Bois D' Arc wood on a forged blade of 52100 that was differentially heat treated. A slight etch shows the temper line.
This damascus bowie was used to win the first Spirit of Steel cutting contest in September of 2002. I also used it to take the MS performance test and it broke a split second after I was told to stop. The next one passed with flying colors. Both were made of 300 plus layers of 52100 and 15N20. My favorite mix for contrast and performance.
My wife's neck knife of ladder pattern damascus with ivory handle and scrimshaw by Charles Conner.
Old bone and damascus neck knife. (Coin is a quarter)
A pearl and damascus dagger.
A 52100 blade.
This 52100 camp knife was used to win the first cutting competition at the Batson Bladesmith Symposium in Alabama in April of 2001
A 7" fighter of 52100 and snakewood.
7 1/4 Inch Fighter
This knife was forged from 52100 steel and was to be one of my knives for presentation for my master smith stamp. It has been differentially heat treated and the false clip is not sharp. It has 410 stainless steel for the double guard, ferral, and butt cap. The handle is fossil walrus ivory
Damascus Integral with Sambar Stag
This firestorm damascus integral was forged from a pattern taught to me by Jerome Anders and John Martin. The steel in the blade is a mixture of four high carbon steels; 52100, 1095, 4352, and 15N20. The blade is five inches long and the knife is nine and three eights inches in over all length. The butt cap of the stag is the tip of the fossil walrus ivory used on the handle of the fighter.
The skinner has a 3 3/4" long blade that is.127" at the ricasso. It has a tapered tang and a full distal taper on the blade. The mammoth ivory scales are attached with 3 nickel silver pins. The knife is 7 3/4" in over all length. Premium leather pouch sheath by Mike Stott.
This knife is forged from 52100 and has a twisted damascus S guard. The hidden tang is covered with premium grade curly maple and is attached with K&G epoxy and nickel silver pins. The lanyard is parachute cord from my son in the Marines. The overall length is 14 3/4". The blade is almost 2 inches wide and a length of 9 7/8". The flat ground blade is 1/4" thick at the ricasso and has a distal taper with a clip point that is slightly background. The knife weighs about 16 ounces and has been differentially heat treated.
Price as shown: $245.00
The Medicine Blade is an integral
style knife that was forged by Ray Kirk of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a Master Smith
in the American Bladesmith Society and a Citizen of the Cherokee Nation of
Oklahoma. Each blade has been forged from a round bar of 52100, a high carbon
steel of extreme high quality, and then **smoked**. The handle material on this
hidden tang knife is a solid piece of burl that has been stabilized by one of
the best stabilizers in the business, K&G of Lakeside, Arizona. The specially
made high quality leather sheath was made by Mike Stott of Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
The sheath has been specially designed to safely contain the blade until it is
ready to use. The length of the differentially heat treated blade with a distal
taper is 3 7/8 inches and the overall length is 8 5/8 inches. Blade lengths
will probably vary an 1/8" due to each one being forged by hand.
Price as shown: $255.00
Scagel Style Folder pattern that was bought from the ABS that was donated by Jerry Van Eizenga of Nunica, Mi., an excellent teacher of the folder. These blades are made from 52100, a high carbon ball bearing steel, and 4352, a medium carbon steel with 1.7% nickel to retard stress cracking and is used as a military track pin steel. Handle material may vary from stabilized wood, stag, bone or ivory. The liners are titanium and the scales are attached with three 2-56 screws. This allows for adjusting the hinge pin and keeps from cracking the handle material. The price of the standard model with micarta or wood scales is $255.00. Other handle and blade material will determine final cost.
Price as show: $235.00
Price as shown: $170.00 which includes shipping.
P. O. Box 1445, Tahlequah, Ok. 74465 1-918-207-8076
25494 So. 530 Road, Park Hill, Ok. 74451