Sunday, October 28, 2012

Straight back Bush and Hunting knife ....Ways to carry a knife part 1

This week I have this custom set I recently completed minus a mini
strop I am working on.

The knife has a blade a little under 4 inches with pattern and patina
aging, handle is tiger maple with brass pins and lanyard hole
and is about 4 1/2" long.

Sheath is hand stitched and high aged.  You can see there is no
loop on the sheath for the ferro rod.  This steel and matching ferro
rod will be carried separate.

A new video has been posted as well.  I made this video to give some ideas for neck
knife carry.   Neck knives can be carried many more ways other than around the

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ML Knives

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Stag Hunting and field Knife More pictures

The knife posted below was available on my website
in available knives gallery 2.

Here are some more pictures of the knife.  Also some
details on size and description in case you haven't read them.
Blade was about 3 3/4" with a very nice patina.
Handle being antiqued elk stag with 3 brass pins at about
3 15/16" long.  Spine was about 1/8" and blade width
about 1 7/16"

`Belt Sheath was antiqued and  hand stitched with free hand
tooled scrolls, vines and leaves.

In one of my wood piles I had been admiring the way this log has aged.
thought I would share a picture.

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ML Knives

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Custom Frontier Belt knife with leather and rawhide

This frontier style knife was custom a custom.

The spear point style blade is about 6 inches long that has
been patina aged.

The handle is aged elk bone that has been hafted in elk
leather toward the forward portion of the handle and also
has tight stitched portion of leather.

The sheath has a hard core leather liner and has been wrapped
and cross stitched with aged rawhide and brain tan leather.
the brain tan lace has vintage trade beads and a antiqued tin cone
with horse hair.  This style sheath is made to be worn placed 
behind  or simply tucked behind your pants.

Also thought you would like to see a photo of some of the colors here  in
upstate NY.

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ML knives

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vintage looking straight back knife

This blog post is a mid week look at one of may past works.

This knife has a vintage look to it and very similar is style to
my straight back kephart.

Blades was  about 4 inches and handle about the same
with black walnut and five brass pin configuration.

Sheath is hand stitched and was set up to wear on the belt.

A design such as this one is handy for hunting, survival and wilderness
work and well as all around use.

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ML Knives

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fighter Style knife with Horizontal Belt Sheath

Recent custom work below is a shorter style Fighter.

The design of this this blade would also be well suited for
many things such as hunting, and wilderness work.

Some info on this custom.

Blade is about 4 1/4" with pattern and patina aging, the
beefed up 3/16" spine has file worked thumb stops.

The blade also has a tapered forward swedge that is about
2" in length.

The handle is carved black horn with brass pins and lanyard
hole.  The tang is also exposed at the back end about .25
you have seen this on some of my other knives.  The handle
length on this is about 4 1/2"

The sheath is distressed, black, hand stitched and set to
wear horizontal.

A recent trip into the wilderness I found what I thought was a unique
looking tree.  Attached a video.

Thank you
ML Knives