Sunday, November 24, 2013

Vintage style hunting and field knife

Recently completed custom work below.

This is one of my Vintage style hunting and field knives.
The blade on this is about 3 3/4" long that has been patina

The handle is antiqued elk stag with brass pins.

Sheath was hand stitched with and has an antiqued darker
brown color.

Also something else you may enjoy reading is some of my writing.  You may have
seen some of my knife articles.  But I also invite you to have a look at some of
my short story work.  A link to one below to segment of one.

Wilderness Survival Short Story: 
The Back Country Journey

I want to wish you all and your Family's a great Thanksgiving.

Thank you
ML Knives

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Custom Leather Belt Bag. A Vintage looking bag.

A mid week blog update.

The custom leather belt bag below was made for a custom order.

This bag was made with a very traditional style in mind and was aged
and antiqued.  As all of my leather work everything was completed
hand stitched, all leather was hand cut and hand oiled.

The button was hand made as well and was made of a piece of
antiqued antler.

You can also see from the photos a small gusset was stitched into
the side for opening and fitting some larger sized objects
such as a fire kit tin.

This bag is about 5 1/2" tall.

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Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, November 17, 2013

File work on Your Knife

Currently I offer "generally" three different styles of  "My style"
of File work.

This doesn't mean something cant be customized
and I have done some very involved file work before
extending through the entire length tang behind the

But for the most part the three types of file work shown
below is what I offer.

Yes.. if you aren't aware of it. All the file work
is done free hand.  I use no machinery, jigs or and other
fancy gadgets to do this.  All by hand.

My standard file work

My "Jimped" File worked Spine

and this is what I call "File worked Thumb Stops" 

Thank you very much
ML Knives

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Set of Custom Nessmuk Knives and Leather work.

Posted Below is a set of my custom Nessmuk knives.

These are a hair bit different in style to my standard looking
Nessie.  These are more like the design  Nessmuk  I run
in the Ad for  Backwoodsman Magazine.

Both have black walnut handles with 5 pins. Hand stitched
and antiqued in Dark brown.

Also posted below is some custom leather work I have completed. A very nice
glass bottle and cork top flask/Canteen.  The entire piece has been wrapped with
a veg tan and tight cross stitched.  This piece has also been antiqued and oiled
to a dark brown color.  This piece also has a strap that is adjustable.

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bird Trout Game knife and Custom Kephart Fisher

Recent custom work posted below.  One of custom Bird Trout
game knives and a custom kephart fisher.

Both knives were handled with a brown canvas micarta and have green
liners behind the handle and tang.

These knives also have my pattern and patina aged finish.

Sheath are Hand Stitched and antiqued dark brown.

Thank you
ML Knives