Sunday, December 30, 2012

Large Game Hunting Skinner. More Pictures

This week I am posting an additional picture of a knife
that was posted for sale on available knives gallery 1
that was sold.

When a knife is sold from the site there isn't a way to
see pictures of it any long, so this is a way I can post
pics if you want to see more of the knife.

I also have more pictures I will posting on Flickr.
and below you can see a slide show by clicking the
play button or you can go directly to my flickr
page by clicking the link below.

This knife's blade is about 4 1/8" long and has a wide
belly at about 1 1/2".   The top spine/tapered swedge of
the blade is about 2 1/4" long.  File worked spine and some
very nice Tiger maple.  Sheath was hand stitched
and has some very nice carving and tooling on the face.

Thank you very much for following my work,
posts and website.

You all have a great New Year.

ML Knives

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Custom Bowie Knife

This week I am posting a custom bowie I recently completed. Some of the info on this bowie. Blade is about 6 inches long with pattern and patina aging. File worked thumb stops on the spine. Handle is tiger maple with 7 brass pins and a lanyard hole. The guard I made and shaped by hand from brass. Sheath was antiqued and hand stitched.

I would also like to thank you all for everything, Following my work and website, me an my family appreciate everything. You and your family's all have a great Christmas and New Year.

Matt ML Knives

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Vintage Custom Knife years Later

This knife you may have seen posted before,  This is one
of my wife's personal knives.  Most of the work this knife
sees is in the kitchen, with once in awhile a fresh water fish.

At this point I cant remember exactly how old this knife and
sheath is, but it's older than ten years.  Closer to eleven.

This knife has seen many years of service and wanted to
show you how well it has aged, including the hand stitched sheath.

The blade on this is about 4 1/2" long.  Handle a bit shorter
than that.  The handle material is bird's eye maple and it
has aged very nice.  The pins are rustic steel pinned.

The sheath on this piece was hand stitched with very old
bark tanned leather that came from the old Muir and Macdonald
Tannery that is no longer in operation.

Also I have started uploading knife pictures  up to Flickr.  I will keep this updated.
Some of these pics are pictures not seen anywhere else, so If you want to
have a look here is the link.
ML Knives on Flickr

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Custom Drop point with stag, Horizontal Carry Sheath

Recently completed work from my shop is this drop point style
knife.  The blade is about 4 1/4" long and has been file worked.

The handle is hand cut beautiful antiqued white tail stag with
brass pins.

Sheath was hand stitched and set up to be worn as a
horizontal carry.  I attached a video to show the knife
and sheath.

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hudson bay and a man in the moon

This weeks blog post I have a custom order Hudson bay camp
knife to show you.   This is similar in design to the one I have
carried for years that you have seen pictures and videos of.

The blade is 8 inches long patina aged, with an aged blade walnut
handle, 2 brass pins over brass washers.  The sheath is hand stitched
and made to wear high and cross drawn.

Also posting some pictures of a recent leather piece I did that was posted
on  my Available Leather Pieces Page.  This page is updated weekly.

This as all my leather work was carved, tooled and done free hand, including
the stitching and layout of the leather.   This is one of my custom credit card
license keepers.  This style also will hold business cards and some cash.

Thank you
ML Knives