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Trail of Tears (AVAILABLE NOW)

This knife was made at my home near Tahlequah, Oklahoma from 52100 round bar that was purchased from a ball bearing factory in Dahlonega, GA., the point of departure of one of the 3 groups of Cherokees on the infamous Trail of Tears.

This model with the Cherokee Seal inlaid into the handle is available now. .

This knife was made at my home near Tahlequah, Oklahoma from 52100 round bar that was purchased from a ball bearing factory in Dahlonega, GA., the point of departure of one of the 3 groups of Cherokees on the infamous Trail of Tears.

The steel was forged into a knife in the shape of a tear drop to commemorate this historical event. The handle is also tear drop shaped and is made from Bois D Arc, a tree that was cut here in the Tahlequah area, the end of the Trail of Tears.

The blade is stamped with “RakeR” and “MS” on one side of the blade and stamped with 3 small tears falling from the point on the other side to represent the three groups. Not all of the tears will survive the grinding, just as some of those that started the Trail of Tears were lost.

The knife will be made with a 3 inch blade and will be almost 7″ in over all length. The handle will be of hidden tang construction with a solid handle that will be attached with epoxy and secured with a 1/16″ inch diameter pin of inconel.

The grain pattern on the wood will vary with each knife. They are forged in the style of my NDN models, flats left as forged and tool blackened.

They will come with a Certificate of authenticity and a leather pouch sheath. A video showing how the knife was made, from start to finish is available to the public on YouTube. The total price which will include shipping is: $225.00.

YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THIS KNIFE BEING MADE, FROM START TO FINISH.

 

A short video made for Cherokee Culture Keepers

http://anadisgoi.com/component/allvideoshare/video/latest/culture-keepers-ray-kirk


NEW ITEM (At least for me)

This is a non knife item that I call “BEER FLIPPER”, a spin off from my friend Mace Vitale’s BEER FORK.  It is for flipping the steaks or chops and a bottle opener.   The Beer flipper is around 9 inches long and is forged from a 4″ length bar of 1/4″ x  1″ flat bar.  They have been sand blasted and tool black applied to help resist rusting.  Rinsed off and Ballistol oil applied to give a nice as forged finish.  They will come with a magnet to attach to the side of your grill or you can hang it from one of the pegs on the cooker.    This is a great gift for the Cook or neighbor that does a bit of cooking on the grill.  And you could be nice to yourself and order one.  🙂  Total cost with shipping is $40.00.  These are now available and I will have a Paypal buy-now button before long.

 

 

 


This is the Pig dagger, designed for the hog hunters to dispatch their quarry without putting their dogs in jeopardy.

This is the Pig dagger, designed for the hog hunters to dispatch their quarry without putting their dogs in jeopardy. They come with a Tec-Lok belt attachment to attach to belt or webbing. Easy to draw and safe to run with. The Kydex sheath will hold the dagger securely until needed. Price includes Kydex sheath, Tec-Lok belt attachment, and shipping. Total price is $305.00

This item qualifies for a discount of 15%  to active duty military personnel, veterans, police, fire, and Boy Scout leaders.

SOLD


This push dagger has a 4 inch blade from .531″ dia. 52100 and a sambar stag handle. The ends of the stag have titanium caps and has a 1/4″ all thread thru the stag and blade to make a secure connection. It comes with the Kydex sheath and Tec-Lok belt attachment. Price includes shipping.

Total price is $285.00

This push dagger has a 4 inch blade from .531" dia. 52100 and a sambar stag handle.

This item qualifies for a discount of 15%  to active duty military personnel, veterans, police, fire, and Boy Scout leaders.

SOLD


 

 


A bare bones knife for the Do It Yourselfer

In order to utilize a lot of 3/4″ round bar 5160 steel, I am offering a bare bones integral that is ready to use but needs a sheath. This way, I don’t have to wait for the sheath and I can ship the knife a lot sooner after finishing. Below are knives that I have just completed and are priced at 15% less than the same knife made with 52100. 5160 is easier to forge and you will be able to utilize the savings in the time difference to completion. Thank you very much for looking and can do blade lengths up to 10 inches long and 1 1/2″ wide. They will all be of the hidden tang construction and Bois D Arc wood handle material is standard. Other handle choices will be extra. I can also use your handle material if desired. Just trying to get a good knife into the hands of as many people that would like one as possible.

Thank you for looking.

 

 


 


 


 

 


Apprentice Knife by Becky Martin

This knife is my Lil John neck knife and is only heat treated and sharpened by myself. The rest of the work of grinding, handles, bead blasting, and tool black is done by Becky. She also makes the Kydex sheath for the knife and it is available at an affordable price for a knife of this quality and cutting ability. It has 1/8″ linen micarta scales that are attached with K&G epoxy and brass pins. The steel for this knife is .083″ thick, 1075 with 2.1% nickel (15N20) and has been tempered to a 58 Rc. It has been field tested on cleaning fish, onions, apples, onions, string, etc, etc. It HOLDS a very good edge and is very light and thin. It also comes with a black bead chain for neck carry. Blade is 2 1/2 inches long and is 6 3/4″ overall length. It weighs a mere 1 1/2 ounces.

The price of this knife is now $50.00, which includes shipping.

Apprentice Knife by Becky Martin

This knife is temporarily sold out. I expect to have some more made by the end of January. Thanks for looking and appreciate your business.

 

Becky Martin at work on the Apprentice knife.
Becky Martin at work on the Apprentice knife.

The Lil Boner below is now also being made by my apprentice. It will have thumb two notches and come with a Kydex fold over cover that is to keep the knife in while in the drawer or back pack. The knife has a 4 inch blade and is 8 inches overall. A perfect paring knife for the kitchen. I have 2 of them in the knife block. Becky is getting better but you can still get a good deal on these knives. ($75.00 plus shipping) I have made a short video of a bend test I did on one of them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxCZiHfDGEs Also check my Game Got page.

 

This 7 1/4" knife is made from .083 1075 (15N20) and has been heat treated to 57-58 Rc. The canvas micarta is attached with 3 nickel silver pins and Loctite glue. This one has been bead blasted and then Tool Black applied to help prevent oxidation. It comes with a Kydex cover and has been used for boning deer and cleaning large fish.

This 7 1/4″ knife is made from .083 1075 (15N20) and has been heat treated to 57-58 Rc. The canvas micarta is attached with 3 nickel silver pins and Loctite glue. This one has been bead blasted and then Tool Black applied to help prevent oxidation. It comes with a Kydex cover and has been used for boning deer and cleaning large fish.

Price: $175.00 Includes shipping

Coming soon, a wide 8″ slicer with same handle material. Price to be $195.00 for this big one. Custom ordered sets (identical handle material) can be had for approximately $450.00, depending on handle material.


THE SKINNING HATCHET

Forged to final shape from 52100 steel.

This skinning hatchet is about 11 1/2″ AOL and has 4″ of cutting edge. The handle on this one is scorched Bois D Arc and is attached with K & K epoxy and copper pins. The bare part of the handle is wrapped with 8 feet of paracord and it has about 20 inches braided for the thong lace. The blade and tang has a forged distal taper to make it lighter and easier to use. It can be gripped just behind the cutting edge for skinning or the end of the handle for chopping. There is a striker notch for the fire steel supplied with the sheath.

The skinner has been differentially heat treated and tempered to about a 56 RC, same as the Bug Out Blades. There is a striker notch on the tang for the fire steel and a hole in the head of the hatchet to utilize it as a holder for a bow drill fire starter.

The sheath was designed by Mike Stott and myself for handle up carry. It is made from heavy leather to provide security and safety for the hatchet. It has been riveted at the stress points to insure a lifetime of service.

 

$345.00 Which includes shipping