Sunday, August 26, 2012

Round knife blade restore

If you love old cutlery or vintage working tools then this is something
you will like to see.

This is an old Diston head knife, some call a round knife from the 1800's.
If you are passing by my blog or just don't know what a head knife
is this is a tool used for many years by leather workers for trimming
and cutting leather.  Diston made excellent saws as well.

What I did for this old tool was reground and re-sharpened the edge.
It is now stropped to a  razor sharp edge. If you look closely at one
of the pictures you will see the makers stamp still in the blade.

Everything else bolster and handle was left original.


Also here is a recent custom order from my shop.  This is one of my  Stag hunting
and field knives with about a 4 inch blade.  File worked spine and hand stitched
belt sheath.  I have more examples on Special order page 3 of my website.
This page will be updated with new photos soon.

Thank you
ML knives

Interesting tree I found.. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Personal Carry Neck knife and completed custom.

Here is a neck knife I have been carrying for awhile now. 
So I have claimed it.  This is the knife I used in one
of my YouTube videos.  This is a handy sized knife for
all sorts of uses.  I have used it for everything from
cutting leather to tomato vines in the garden.  You can
see the blade has developed a nice patina and at 2 inches
in length would work well for trout as well.

The handle is tiger maple at about 3 1/8" long and I tight
stitched some deer skin rawhide on the forward haft.

The neck sheath has some of my free hand tooling on
the face of it,  Trees and mountain scene.

Also from the last post on the blog I showed you a custom knife
that I was working on without the sheath pictures.   Here is
the completed neck sheath posted below.

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Inside look at a vintage style bone handle custom knife

This is a custom I have in the works and when done with the
sheath it will be set up as a neck knife.

Before it is done I wanted to show a picture of it. 

This is a knife with a blade about 2 5/8" long and the spine
has been custom hand file worked.

The handle is about 3 3 /8" with antiqued bone and a tight
stitched rawhide wrapped forward haft.  The rawhide is
white tail deer skin.

When the entire piece is completed with the sheath I will
post more pictures.

Thank you

ML Knives

Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Straight back custom knife beefed up

This is a custom I made not to long ago and found a
home from my website.

I figured you would like to see some additional pictures.

This knife if I am remembering right had about a 4 inch blade
with a beefed up 3/16" spine.  At the forward point of the blade
there is a tapered swedge clip.   The spine has also been
hand file worked with jimping.

The handle is aged black walnut and the sheath was hand stitched.
The face of the sheath was hand tooled with acorns, scrolls and vines.



Thank you
ML Knives

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Vintage style drop point antiqued bone handle

A custom order knife I made about 5 years ago.

This has a nice drop point type blade with a nice patina
about 4 inches long with a file worked spine.

The handle is about the same length as the blade with
an antiqued smoothed down and antiqued piece of elk.
3 steel pins in the handle.

You can see from the photo the antiqued belt sheath
has a full free hand tooled face.  This was set up to wear high
on the belt and cross drawn.

Thank you for reading

ML Knives