Custom: Packer

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The knife that’s showcased today is this sleek custom Packer that’s just loaded with details! The sunset-tinted curly maple handle sets this design off just right. Added in with that spatter-finish on the blade, though, it sets the whole knife over the edge.

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Plus, there’s the handcrafted leather belt sheath. This a hard-working pair that’s by no means just for looks.

If you are interested in ordering your own custom Packer, please visit the Packer model page, where you’ll find lots more inspiration! If you have any questions, please direct them to lucas@customhuntingknives.org. Thank you very much for looking! Happy trails.

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Custom Set: Fine Osage

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This impressive custom set includes a Jack Pine Special (top) and a Woodsman Nessmuk model. Both knives have bright osage orange handles.

The Jack Pine Special seen here is the option that has a 5 1/2-inch blade length and the blade is also made using a thick 5/32-inch steel.

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The handcrafted leather belt sheaths look great with the knives, complementing the osage handles. Both sheaths are made with a firesteel loop, so that a fire starter, like the one shown above, could be easily carried anytime.

This is a custom set. If you would like to order one similar to it, simply shoot an email to lucas@customhuntingknives.org! If you’d like to know more about both models featured here, such as the overall lengths and custom options available, please visit their model pages. The Jack Pine Special is here. The Woodsman Nessmuk is here.

Thank you for visiting. Make it a great day out there!

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New Model Page

Another site announcement here: The ProSkinner model page has just been launched!

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Website Updates!

Just a post to let you know of some changes to the site.

First off, I’m in the process of adding approximate prices for the all the knives pictured on the Past Work page. In this way, you can quickly get an idea about how a similar custom job will be priced. Also, we hope to start adding more past work pictures soon!

The June special was just released yesterday! If you’d like to take a look, you can visit the page where monthly specials are featured.

Thank you so much for reading the Lucas Forge blog! If you have any questions, please feel free to write lucas@customhuntingknives.org.

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TCD

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This odd-looking character is a guinea fowl… Sometimes an article about an African safari will highlight guineas as a sporting bird.

Here, however, they jog around my home in a little group and have a job in the Tick Control Department (TCD). Despite their prickly looks and wild ways, they are likeable creatures! :-)

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Custom: Ironwood ERH

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The Elk River, which is only minutes from our place, has been high with lots of rain this spring. It’s interesting to watch it change with the seasons.

The Elk River Hunter model is a versatile cutting tool, that is ready for many different uses. This one has an ironwood handle. Each piece is different and even though the curly, or highly-grained, pieces are beautiful, I also think the dark pieces (like seen above) are absolutely stunning.

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This photo shows the other side of the handle.

Thank you for looking at the blog. If you are interested in ordering a knife like this, please visit the Elk River Hunter model page. You can place your custom order right off of that page! If you are in doubt about how to place an order, please check out How to Order. Thanks again!

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A Southwestern Trade Knife

This knife is a historically-inspired design that reminds me of the Southwest, and so has been called a Southwestern Trade Knife. I can see this on the trade blanket at a mountain man rendezvous, or at the side of a buffalo hunter.  Tools, such as knives, can be a window into the past.

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 The blade style of this particular knife is inspired by a design that has been used for decades. It’s an early English look that would have been used even back around the French and Indian War, and then on up to even 1812 as a Fur Trade knife design.

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You may notice some dots on the blade. These are patterned after a system of marking blades that was used back in the Fur Trade days. Some knives were marked with how much they were worth, others with a symbol for the size of the knife. The markings shown here correspond with the length of the blade: six inches, six dots. This creates a very period look, with a hidden meaning.

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The “bird beak” end on the handle promotes the “Southwestern” flair. That handle is knotty osage orange, by the way.

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Thank you for visiting the blog here at Lucas Forge. Hope you’ll come again soon! For information about ordering your own custom knife, please email lucas@customhuntingknives.org.

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Spring Turkey Sightings

In years past, seeing a wild turkey has been a very rare experience around our place.

This year, it’s been different!

Earlier in the spring, two just came walking up on the other side of the fence and after one of them, a tom, had peered at the house rather curiously for a time, they must have decided they had better things to do, and took off at a steady trot.

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Then, not long ago, a hen found her way right up in the yard as she moved through.

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It’s exciting to see the population gaining a hold once again. Now all that’s left to do is wait and polish up our calling skills for the future…

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Pictures…

Here is a picture that I snapped of my current everyday carry knife. It is a Jack Pine Special with a curly maple handle. I have been carrying it for some time now. It has performed very well through a wide range of different tasks.

I now have a phone that takes pretty bad pictures, but lets me upload them easily to the desktop, so watch out for more amateur pictures!

Here is a bonus, it is a snapshot of our English Cocker Spaniel, named Belle. She is a great little dog, with lots of energy and affection for her people. You will probably see more of her later. Here she is hunting something, and moving quickly!

 

Thanks for looking!

Take care,

Lucas

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Howdy!

Check out this whole box of sheephorn scales!  Won’t they look awesome as handles?

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Hope you’re having a great spring out there!

For more information about the many different handle materials that are available for use on your custom dream knife, please browse the Custom Options.

I’m also in the process of updating the Available Now page, if you are interested in checking them out!  Thank you for visiting!

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