Sunday, June 29, 2014

Belt knife with a Vintage age and tooled leather (an early look)

Below is a custom order knife. I just found photos of this as pics were
taken when snow was still on the ground.

This is one of my vintage aged frontier style belt knives from an
original design

The blade is both pattern and patina aged finish about 5 plus inches long.

The spine has been file worked and the handle is aged black walnut.

All the pins are brass.

The sheath was hand stitched and a custom matching ferro rod was

A quick look at a close up of some tooled leather that will be available soon.

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fishing with my country bag, carry knife and a stag kephart custom

I had a chance to get out and do a little fishing recently
and I wanted to show you what I carry most times.

My country bag  that has a fishing kit inside, an ultra light
rod a reel and my carry knife.

This carry knife has been with me for awhile and now I am
currently carrying this with a single piece of leather and cord

I will post more about this in a different blog post as well as
give you more details and info on how you can use this set up.

This sheath set up will be offered on my website as well in the

The kephart below is a custom order with a beautiful stag handle. Sheath has been hand stitched.

Thank you
ML Knives

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Hard using bush knife with a straight back spine

Just completed for a customer is this straight back style knife
with a beefed up 3/16" spine.

This knife was part of a set, larger and smaller knife
but at the time of this post I only have access to the larger
knife pic.

Knife info:

The blade is about 5 inches long with a patina aged finish.
Handle is aged black walnut with brass pins and lanyard hole.

Sheath was hand stitched and antiqued and has a loop for a
ferro rod.

Thank you for reading.

ML Knives

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Vintage aged bone handled Hunter Knife

This is a custom order vintage style hunting and skinning knife.

The handle is antiqued bone with five steel pins, both hand hatched
and carved.

The blade is short of 4" and has been patina aged and the clip has
a slight taper.

The sheath has been hand stitched and antiqued an the face has
been free hand tooled and carved with a unique scroll and vine

Also, I am in the process of a website & blog update that has been a long
time coming.  This change will be a better, easier way to navigate the website
and have a very clean look to it.  When everything is all set a newsletter will be 
sent and I will post here.

Thank you.
ML Knives

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Straight back Knife with High grain burl handle

Posting this week is a custom straight back design with a
blade about 5" long both pattern and patina aged.

The handle is a one of a kind piece of high grain stabilized
red wood burl and the spine has been hand file worked.

The sheath has been hand stitched, hand tooled and carved
with a one of a kind design.

Thank you,
ML Knives