Sunday, July 29, 2012

Stag skinner with a nice blade shape..NEW Book Anouncement

Some recent completed work from my shop. 

A drop point custom with a blade about
3 3/4" long.  The spine has hand jimped file work.

Handle is stag with 3 brass pins.  Sheath was
hand stitched and has some custom hand tooling
along the side.

Also I am currently working on a new book that is in the mid stages.  This will
be a very nice photo journal with color photos of custom knives that I have done, 
Some pics never posted before.  This will be vol 1.
I don't know the release date or anything yet but  when I get it completed I will
post info here up on the blog, my website, facebook and more.

Thank you

ML Knives

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Free hand tooling leather sheaths

If you follow my work you know I stitch my sheaths by hand, and
I also work free hand tooling on the face of some of them depending
on what you would want.  Also if something looks or feels
right on piece I have made I will add this.

below I posted a couple more examples for you to see.

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Kephart knives in the works

This week I thought this photo would be
a nice one to share.

This is a trio of kephart knives all for custom orders.

Top and bottom kephart are handled with tiger maple
center knife is antiqued osage.  Bottom kephart also
has been file worked.

Thank you
ML Knives

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hunting and trail knife from past work

This is a custom knife from my past work photos.

A nice style for many uses, hunting and trail use,
also nice for food or freshwater fish.

Blade was about 4 1/2" long if I remember right with a light
pattern aged blade.  The spine was file worked.

The handle is tiger maple with steel pins.   Sheath was hand stitched.

You can see by the pic as well,  this is one of the few photos without
my Indian head penny

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Frontier stag Belt knife with frontier rawhide sheath

Recent work from my shop.  This was a custom order
frontier style belt knife.  A perfect size for knife
for many uses.

The patina aged blade is over 4 inches as well as the handle.
The stag was antiqued and has three decent sized copper pins.

The sheath is hand stitched and the entire piece was antiqued.
This style sheath was set up to be tucked behind a belt.
This is a double layered sheath with a hard core veg tan liner
and outer deer skin rawhide.  The beads are all vintage
trade beads.  The copper dangler was also made by hand.

A picture from a recent hike.....

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Customized Trail Fighter Knife

Posted below is one of my custom order Trail Fighters, recently

This Trail Fighter knife was ordered with my standard black
dymonwood brass pins and lanyard, pattern and patina aged blade
and the Trail fighter sheath.

The one special request was an untapered swedge/clip.

Thank you

ML Knives

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Woods Runner Set..Custom bag..Kephart..hudson bay and game hunting knife

One of my Woods runner sets, customized.

This was done for a special custom order
3 knives, the bag and also included was
one of my custom ferro rods and coffin
fire steels.

Some additional information on this set.
The kephart is antiqued stag with a free hand
tooled belt sheath.  The blade being a cleaner

The Hudson bay camp knife is my H2 version
with aged dark black walnut, steel pins
over brass washers.

The last knife was a mid sized knife that could
be used for many woods, and hunting chores.
The blade being pattern and patina aged with
antiqued elk stag handle.  The sheath as
well as the others was hand stitched and also
has my free hand hand tooled line work.

The bag was entirely hand worked as well, all the
leather was hand stitched and oiled by hand several
times.  The bags button was made from antler.
If you look at the last picture you can see both
the hudson bay and the mid sized stag knife can
be carried on the bag, the sheaths can also be worn
on the belt if wanted.

You all have a great 4th of July

Thank you

ML Knives