Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Mini Neck knife

The mini kephart I make is a knife that can be set up to wear
on your belt, pocket or neck carry.

This custom order was set up to wear as a neck knife.
The handle is Tiger maple with brass pins.

A video has been posted of the start of one my country bags.
I will post another soon to show the progress.

Thank you    Matt

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Trail Fighter #24

Recent completed work from my shop is this custom made
Trail Fighter #24.

This trail Fighter has been handled in Black canvas micarta
instead of my standard black dymonwood.

If you are unfamiliar with the Trail Fighter the blade ranges in at about
6 1/4" and comes with pattern and patina aging.

If you would like more info you can go to this
page on my website.
Special Order Page 3

I am also in the process of trying to get video done on one of my country bags so
you can see some of the process.  I will have more info posted when things are set
with that.

Thank you

ML Knives

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Set of Custom Knives

Posted below is a set of custom knives recently completed in my shop.

The Top knife is a large kitchen/chefs style knife with a full
handle and large 8 inch blade.

Second knife was made as a carver but a blade of this shape and
style has been around forever and could easily be used for many
tasks besides kitchen and meat slicing.

Third knife down is my last chance carry with a patina aged blade
and double pinned lanyard holes.

Last knife is a deep belly drop point design I make with a blade
about 3 plus inches.

All the knives were handled in a very hard and dense Australian eucalyptus

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wilderness Neck Knife and a set of Fire Steels

This custom order Neck knife will make a great companion
in the wilderness.

Overall this is about a 7 inch knife with a really nice patina
aged blade.  Handle is some really beautiful Tiger maple
with large brass pins.

I custom made a slimmer ferro rod for the neck carry option
and it fits right next to the knife on the sheath.

Both of the Fire steels were forged from stout steel in my shop
and are tempered to throw some nice sparks.

Some of you have asked me in the past about some of the leather tools and knives
I use in making sheaths and some of the leather work I do.

Below is one of my custom leather cutting tools I use everyday.  I forged this in my
shop and it works great.

I guess you could say this is a cross between a head knife and a mini ulu, without
a handle.  I have more control with it the way it is shaped and the size I find I can
use for most leather cutting.  The blade is about

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Large Frontier Knife..

The Frontier style knife below was a custom order knife with a blade
about 8 inches long.  The knife will be used to butcher large game
and I am sure for many more tasks as well.

The blade also has plenty of forge pattern and patina with a hand
file worked spine.

The guard was forged and hand fitted right after the antiqued bone
handle.  The pins are of steel.

All my sheaths are hand stitched just as this one and was antiqued
to fit the piece.

When Possible I like to share some of the photos I take in back country and trails I
hike.  Below are a couple pics I took you might like.

Thank you
ML Knives