Thursday, January 30, 2014

Vintage knife Work From the Past by Matt Lesniewski

I was recently scanning old photos from years of making knives
for a possible book, and thought I would share this one with you.

This knife must have been made at least 11 years ago maybe longer
and this is the only photo I can find of it at the moment.
If I can find more in the future I will post them.

The blade shape is very unique and one that will lend itself
to many uses.  You can see the tip almost looks like a
butcher tip but at a smaller size and there is a nice
belly to the blade.

I would say the overall blade length being about 3 1/2"
with lots of pattern and patina aging.

The handle is curly maple with some light figure
with a couple brass pins.

Thank you

ML Knives

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Drop point with cottonwood burl and a Neck Knife Fire Steel Set

This week I have two knives to show you one is with a
fire set.

The first was a custom order set.

First is a drop point with a blade a little a hair under 4"
with a pattern aged finish

The handle is cottonwood burl with brass pins.

The spine was hand file worked and sheath was
hand stitched as well and antiqued in a medium

The Second piece is custom made as well.
The entire set up is to be worn as a neck set up that has a small thin
handled knife with a short blade that has been file worked.
The set also has a forged C-Steel and custom antler ferro rod
 The small knife fits in the back of the sheath piggy back style.

Also, something else that I do is write and I just
released a fiction book you might like.
called  PIKERS HUNT.

Its available on Amazon
only in 2 formats.
E-book kindle.
Book has
some strong Language

Thank you

ML Knives

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A timeless knife design For any Woodsman

This knife was a custom ordered straight back design
with a light patina aged blade.

The blade length is about 4 3/4" long with a nice belly,
this is sharpened from tip to hilt.

The handle is beautiful grained ironwood with brass pins
and rear lanyard hole.

The sheath was hand stitched and antiqued in a dark brown.

Some recent tooled leather carving close up photo.

You can see more of this work
om my available leather pieces page.

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Set of custom knives for a Woodsman

This week I am posting a set of custom knives.

The top knife has a blade just about 4 inches long
and has a nice drop point blade.

The bottom knife is a smaller knife set up for
wearing as a neck knife with a blade about
2 1/2" long.

Both of these knives have a lighter patina aged
finish and file worked spines.

They also both have some really nice aged
old rough cut maple handles.

Both of the sheaths were hand stitched
and antiqued.

If you haven't had a chance to check out 
Edge and Care its available on Amazon as an
E-Book and has been in the top 100 in metal work.
Thank you 
Matt ML Knives

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Short Survivalist with Rawhide

This week I am posting one of my customized
short survivalist knives.

This is my short survivalist with tiger maple
and pattern aged blade with a custom
tight stitched forward haft of rawhide.

The sheath was hand cut, worked and hand stitched
set up to wear horizontally on the belt.
Antiqued in a darker brown.

Thank you
ML Knives