Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Hudson Bay Camp Knife Custom with Osage

This is a recently completed Hudson bay camp knife
from my shop.

This camp knife has a high aged pattern and patina
finish blade and is about 8 inches long.

The handle is antiqued Osage orange and you can
see from the photo the sheath was customized as well.

This was made with a pancake style set up for a left
hand draw.  The blade only goes into the sheath
deep enough where the handle ends.

I wish you all a Happy New Year.

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Starry Night Neck Knife Companion

Back in August 2013 I posted a custom order semi spear
point on this blog.
The post can be seen here.
Semi Spear Point Custom knife and tooled starry night

Recently I completed a smaller companion style neck
knife for the piece with a 2 plus inch blade minus
the bird beak grip.

Also there is a great article on the Kephart knife written by Thomas Ray
in the current issue of American Frontiersman.  My custom Kepharts
are in the article.  Thank you!

I wish all of you and your families a Great Christmas.

Thank you
ML knives

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A custom kephart knife with stag handle and tooled Bear Sheath

This week's post is one of y custom kephart knives with
a beautiful antiqued elk stag handle.

As you can see from the photo this kephart has brass pins
and rear lined lanyard hole.

The spine on this one is 3/32" thick.

The sheath has been customized as well with some of my
original artwork.  It has a bear and mountains scene.
This is one of my paddle style sheaths that was chosen.

Thank you

ML Knives

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Custom vintage style Trail Knife with Finger Grooved Handle

Posted below is a recent custom piece with a beautiful
vintage look and feel.

This is a drop point style knife with pattern and patina aged
blade at about 4 1/2" long.

Handle is antiqued bone with large brass pins and also has
finger grooves.

Belt Sheath has been hand stitched and antiqued the tooling
and carving on the lower portion has been worked by hand.

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Belt Knife custom

Below is a custom order belt knife made with a frontier look and feel.

The blade on this knife is about 6 inches long with a patina aged
finish.  The forward clip/Swedge has been tapered a bit as well.
The spine has been file worked.

The handle is aged black walnut with custom hatching on the
forward haft.

Belt sheath has been antiqued and hand stitched.  This has been
set up to wear high on the belt and cross draw the knife.

Thank you
ML Knives