Sunday, April 20, 2014

Frontier Spear Point Knife with a custom Rawhide sheath

This is a recently completed custom piece.

The knife itself is a classic spear point design with a blade
over 4 inches long both with  pattern and patina aged finish.

The spine was hand file worked.

The handle is antiqued elk stag with a tight stitched forward
haft of vintage aged rawhide.

The sheath is one of my custom Frontier rawhide sheaths
with a hard veg tan liner.  The rawhide has been antiqued
and cross stitched and laced with vintage aged trade beads,
tin cones and horse hair.  The copper piece (dangler)
was also forged and shaped by hand.  This sheath can be
worn high and cross drawn.


























Thank you
Matt
ML knives
http://www.mlknives.com

Happy Easter.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Custom Vintage Style Carry Knife

Some recent custom work posted below.

This is a nice sized carry knife with a 2 plus inch pattern
and patina aged blade.

The handle is aged bone with a beautiful color.

The sheath was antiqued and hand stitched with some
custom tooling and carving on the face.

The entire knife has a very nice vintage look.



A New Video has just been uploaded as well. Some rawhide stitching and my 
beat up Hands!


Thank you
Matt
ML Knives
http://www.mlknives.com

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Frontier style belt knife and tooled leather

This knife was a custom order based off of one of the
knives that was listed on Available Knives Gallery 1 of my
website.

The design was based off of an original vintage belt knife
but this version has a beefed up 3/16" spine.

The handle is tiger maple with brass pins and the blade
is over 5 inches long with a pattern and patina aged finish.

The spine of this knife has also been file worked.

The sheath was hand stitched and antiqued.

























If you missed seeing the last new tooled and carved
leather piece I had available I am posting one of the pics below.
















I am thinking on making a video to give you all an idea of how
my tooling and leather creating is done.
A design like the one above started with a drawing on
paper.
Available leather Pieces

Thank you
Matt
ML Knives
http://www.mlknives.com

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Vintage aged Stag Nessmuk with Copper

This weeks latest addition of custom work is a nessmuk knife.

This nessie has a pattern and patina aged blade at about 4 1/8"
inches long.

The handle is antiqued stag with three vintage copper pins.
The copper pins have been left with hammer (peen) marks
and have a beautiful vintage look and feel.

The sheath was hand stitched and antiqued in a
darker brown.




























Also:  Some current tooled leather work in case you missed seeing this
on my Available Leather Pieces Page
This was all carved and tooled from one of my original drawings.
A lighter carry wallet for cards and cash.
I update this page all the time so keep checking for more unique
pieces.




















Thank you
Matt
ML Knives
http://www.mlknives.com

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Custom order Hudson Bay Knife with Tiger Maple

This week I am posting a custom order Hudson Bay Camp
Knife.

This is one of my Swept blade versions with a pattern
and patina aged finish blade.

The handle is tiger maple with brass pins over brass
washers.

The sheath was hand stitched, antiqued and made to wear
high to cross draw the knife.





















Thank you
Matt
ML Knives
http://www.mlknives.com

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fire set and a Kephart knife

This week I am posting on of my custom kephart knives
with a tiger male handle.  This custom order also
Has a file worked spine and pattern aged blade.
A Custom hand stitched sheath was made for this
kephart as well but didn't make it into this
photo.













Something else I am working on for custom work is this
forged steel, custom antler Ferro rod and tooled sheath.
All of the tooling is from one of my original designs
And was worked by hand.
The back of this sheath has 2 holes for carrying as a neck
set up buck this could also be slipped into a pocket,
pack or bag very easily.





































Thank you
Matt
ML Knives
http://www.mlknives.com