Sunday, August 25, 2013

Custom Neck knife with tooled Arrow Head Design

This neck knife is part of a set of knives I am working on.

Knife has a smaller sized blade at about 2 3/8" long.
Great handy size.

Handle is black walnut with brass pins, the spine
has been file worked and that is a small amount
of forge pattern on the blade.

Sheath has been hand stitched and set up for neck carry
but this could also be carried in a pocket/pack or bag
without the leather neck thong.

The neck sheath has also been hand tooled and carved
with one of my original designs.  This is a very
neat looking arrow head design.

Also if  you are newer to my work site and blog, some info.

New Knives are posted in Available Knives Gallery 1
And Available Knives gallery 2   weekly.  Keep checking
the pages and refreshing to see the new updates. Knives that
are available for purchase will have a Buy Now Button.

I also post new Leather work  on my  available leather pieces page 
often as well.  Anything available will have a Buy now button.
Close up detail of some leather tooling/carving.

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Semi Spear point custom knife and tooled Starry Night Sheath

This week I am posting a custom order knife that has a
a 6 inch semi spear pointed blade.  The blade also has
pattern and patina aging with a file worked spine.

The spine is 3/16" thick with a solid heft.

Handle was shaped in a bird beak shape with old
growth rough cut maple.  Pinned with brass pins
over brass washers.

The sheath was hand stitched and hand tooled
and carved with a representation of
Vincent Van Gogh's starry night.

Another image of the sheath has been posted on flickr

Thank you
Matt ML Knives

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Custom Frontier Bowie Knife

The Bowie knife below was custom ordered and has the look and feel
of a bowie knife from the 1800's 

The blade on the knife is about 7 inches with patina and some
pattern aging.  The width is just under 2" and the forward
clip has been tapered.

The steel guard was forged, aged and hand fitted to the tang 
and meets up with an antiqued bone handle that has 5 steel

The sheath was antiqued and hand stitched.

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Set of Belt Knives

This set was recently completed for a custom order.

All three knives have a blade designs that are early in style
and will handle a good deal of work in the back country.

The blades on these are about 8 inches long with pattern
and patina aging.

The handles are beautiful tiger maple with larger sized
brass pins.

All three knives were also made with beefed up 3/16 " spines.

All three sheath were hand stitched and made to wear high
to be cross drawn.  The sheath's also have custom tooling
on the face.

Thank you
ML Knives