Details!

It’s exciting to show you some detail pictures from this week’s lineup of available knives!

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First up, here’s the Whitetail!

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Next, here’s that bush knife…

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…with the micarta and coffeebag combination handle…

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…and the Scandi grind on this high carbon blade!

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And last, but certainly not least, we have a couple detail pictures of this snazzy curly maple Large Frontier! Here’s the reverse side, with so much character!

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And here’s a close-up of the blade with aged and hammer-forged finishes.

Hope you have an amazing day out there! Thank you for visiting the Lucas Forge blog!

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A Word About Sheaths

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Every Lucas Forge knife goes to its new owner with a custom made leather sheath, crafted here in our Alabama shop.

We cut the leather. Trim it. Dye it. Mold it. Glue it. Form the welt strip. Punch the stitch holes. Oil it. Stitch it. Bevel the edges. Dye the edges. Apply final finish. Do a final quality check for fit. Then the sheath is hand signed.

Every sheath is made to fit properly with its knife. We want a snug fit. Nothing else will do.

The finest ingredients go into these sheaths. We choose USA-tanned leather, bark-tanned Herman Oak leather being our material of choice, and heavy weight nylon thread for the hand stitching (which is a subject all its own!). You’re getting a tough sheath put together to last you a long time.

Most of these leather sheaths are made of just two pieces of leather and much thought goes into the shape and design of those two leather pieces.

We hope you’ve enjoyed a glimpse into the background of the sheath that you get with your knife. Custom options are available for your sheath, too! Check out the Trekker sheath, which is available as an addition to your custom knife! Snap sheaths are also available with some models, such as the Classic Hunter.

Thank you so much for your support and interest!

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In Detail: Hammer Forged Blade

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There are knives available!

This photo shows a close-up view of a hammer forged blade, belonging to the belt knife that’s available. This is art made to work!

Thank you for visiting Lucas Forge!

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Spotlight: Coffeebag

It’s exciting to showcase one of the newest custom options in handle materials from Lucas Forge! Does anyone have a guess at what it is?

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Well, if you’ve been following the action here, you might know…this cool handle is, in actuality, a phenolic made with genuine coffee bean bags!

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The result is remarkable! Natural, and each is truly one-of-a-kind.

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Here’s another example, which, again, shows the weave of these upcycled coffeebags. The material makes for a three-dimensional, very unique handle choice!

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Just for fun and interest, here are some pictures of a sheet of this coffeebag phenolic (kind of like micarta) before it is turned into handsome knife handles. These bags have probably been well-traveled!

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Some of the printing becomes unique dark accents in a handle.

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And yes, apparently some of the cargo was even organic coffee beans!

Thank you for joining us for a “material spotlight” post! If you have a material you’d like to see showcased, please drop a line to lucas@customhuntingknives.org. If you’d like information about the options that are available with a custom knife, please visit the Custom Options page. Have a wonderful day!

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Ranchero

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The Ranchero, a knife that is available today on Lucas Forge, gets a spotlight all its own!

It features…

A tough O-1 high carbon blade
Aged blade finish
Sporty curly maple handle
Brass fittings
Thumb jimping for extra grip
A very manageable size for everyday use (6 inches overall!)
And a super-cool sheath completes the package!

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Detail shot of the thumb jimping…

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This sheath, which has been handmade by Ike right here in Alabama, is a horizontal snap-over sheath. With such a comfortable sheath, the Ranchero can securely ride, nice and easy, within reach for any number of cutting tasks!

Thank you so much for visiting the Lucas Forge blog! Please watch for upcoming posts!

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It’s that time again!

New knives are available!

Here are close-up shots of some of these pieces!

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It’s hard to beat an aged finish that’s full of character! This one belongs to the Elk River Hunter with a gorgeous ironwood handle.

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Take one look at the stabilized maple burl handle on this kitchen knife from Lucas Forge and you know it’s something special! So: a close-up shot is in order. Although the photo can’t do it quite justice, you can see a little more of this fabulous piece…the swirls and burls, small filled pockets, the rich color. It’s elegant.

Maple Burl wood, Lucas Forge

Here is a view of the other side of this handle.

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And while we’re on “other side” pictures, here is a photo of the opposite side of the sweet ironwood-handle Frontier Kephart. Pure class.

Thank you so much for looking! Hope you have a wonderful day!

If you have a material or style that you would like to see featured here on the blog, please let us know by writing to lucas@customhuntingknives.org, or by leaving a comment on this post! Thank you!

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Knives are Available!

It’s exciting to bring you a lineup of four available knives!

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When you see a handmade Trekker sheath, you know there’s something special inside. This one is no exception! Inside this rust-colored edition of Ike’s creative handiwork is a unqiue hunter style knife with a coffeebag handle!

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Coolio!

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Here’s a closeup shot of the pocket for the sharpening stone which comes toting along with this knife and sheath combination! All hand stitched.

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Then, we finish up this post with a quick shot of the spine on that amazing Scandi grind field knife. Ironwood handle with G-10 liners…it’s pretty sweet.

Thanks for looking!

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Damascus in Detail!

It’s exciting to get to share detail pictures for the two first Lucas Forge knives with Damascus blades, offered today on the website!!

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This one has an elk antler handle.

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Here we have a close-up of the ripple pattern found in this piece of unique Damascus steel!

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Then one of the other side!

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And a parting view from the top, showing the natural form of the antler. This creates a comfortable “cradle” in the hand.

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This nifty little Trapper is super striking!

Damascus Here’s a close-up of this side!

Custom Hunting Knives, Damascus Knives A photo of the other side…

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…and another one because the photographer was enjoying this!

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As you can see, this handle goes amazingly with the blade’s character!

See more available knives here!

Thanks for visiting!

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Super Details!

Here we have some detail pictures of this week’s available knives!

Custom Knives, Lucas Forge

First off, here’s a shot of the cool X-jimping that belongs to the curly maple Powder River!

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Next up, there’s the Lookout. This special-edition knife features an amazing sheath set-up and these next pictures will show a little more about it. Check it out!

Custom Leatherwork

Here we have a dangler style snap-over sheath with a firesteel packing right along!

Leather Sheath

This customized belt loop can be snapped off and the whole sheath used as a neck sheath. Just thread a thong or cord of your choice through the brass D-ring and it’s ready for the ride.

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A pause to take a look at the thimping pattern along the spine!

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A view of the back of the sheath…

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And a view of this deluxe package on the belt!

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Last, but most certainly not least, here is a close-up of the jimping on the Stubby Kephart with the beautiful osage orange handle.

Thank you for joining the tour!

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Drop-Point in Detail

Hello everyone! Up for today, we have detail pictures of a snazzy drop-point knife that is on the Available Now page currently!

It’s a beauty of a hammer-forged original by Lucas Forge!

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From the bird’s-eye view here, we can see some of the overall features. A honey-hued curly maple handle with brass accents, the hammer marks, aged finish…that kind of thing…

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We will now zoom up a bit to get a better view of the blade. From here it becomes a little more obvious that something’s going on with the spine.

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Oh boy! Customized filework! This not only adds to the design of the knife, it also gives more grip when the knife’s in use! But maybe there’s even more than meets the eye, so we’ll go at it from another angle…

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Right along the grip-section of this spine, a unique contour has been carefully added so that there is a subtle area for the user’s thumb to settle. This may particularly be of use when the knife is needed for a very controlled cutting task, or because it’s just plain comfortable!

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And we’ll finish up this tour with a picture of the other side of this unique, handcrafted knife.

Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

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