Available: Spotlight on Pocket Knives

Hello! Today there are new knives on the Available Now page!

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We’re especially focusing in on the two fixed blade pocket knives. They are both just 4 1/2 inches overall, but pack plenty of design details. The one shown above has a stabilized maple burl handle.

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This tiny knife rides safe and secure in its snap pocket sheath, made by Ike. Slip it into your pocket, pack or drawer to have a small, yet capable, edge within easy reach.

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The other pocket knife on display is this walnut handled beauty.

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It, too, has a sheath that is specially designed for pocket-carry. It has an elasticized cord that runs from the lanyard hole, around the sheath, and rests in a small notch on the bottom of the sheath.

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Both of these pocket knives have the Vine filework pattern on the spine!

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This is the reverse of the coffeebag and micarta handled neck knife. The coffeebag provides great character!

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These are the red and black handle liners. They add a subtle touch to the design of this neck knife.

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And a final photo for today’s post…the detailed hammer forged blade belonging to Rough-Cut!

Thank you for visiting the blog! Have a great day.

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Available: Axe and Facts

Hello everyone! Today’s available selection is unique in that it is the first time one of Ike’s axes is being offered on the website. And we’re pretty excited about that! This axe is the product of a lot of muscle, design, and field testing…stay tuned ’cause more may be following!

Here are some detail pictures, so you can take in some of the details of this hand forged axe!

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It’s also exciting to take you up-close to some of these amazing knives!

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This little Caping Knife is forged by Lucas, with a special design that allows for it to be held firm and close with the cut-out in the blade.

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And it also begs that a couple photos of the blade be shown. That rich, forged texture is too cool.

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Above is a picture of the reverse of the Elk River Hunter’s handle. This is a beautiful knife, folks.

Thank you for visiting the blog today! If you have any suggestions, questions, or ideas, please share in a comment! Hope you have a great day out there.

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Meet the Knives

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Remember this group of Trekker sheaths? Meet the knives!

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On the left, we find this impressive Elk River Hunter with a curly maple handle. It’s even been personalized with a name stamped into the spine.

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Next up, this wild ironwood Kephart with mosaic pins and thumb-jimping!

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Taking the center is an edition of the Woodsman Nessmuk, with mosaic pins and cross-hatching on the light-stain curly maple handle.

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Yet another impressive Elk River Hunter comes next. This one features mosaic pins, thumb-jimping and an ironwood handle. This side has deep and incredible character…and check out the other side!

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And to the far right? This rugged, handsome curly maple Woodsman Nessmuk with its hammer forged finish!

All of these knives are creative custom orders. Thank you for your support and interest! We hope you’ve enjoyed this Trekker gallery!

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Lately: Available and Trekkers

Hope you’ve had a grand start-of-spring! A lot has been going on in and going out of the shop these days, so we’re dropping by to…

1) Let you know that there are new knives on the Available Now page, including a mini-series of small trade-style knives!

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Like this one!

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And some other styles, such as that ProSkinner. Here’s the reverse of its walnut handle.


 2) Share a couple photos of an amazing group of Trekkers that are finding their way to adventure across the country!

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It’s just hard to miss out on a photo opportunity like this one…

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Thanks for visiting the blog. Hope you have a fantastic day!


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Available: Mosaics in the Spotlight

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Today there are some fabulous knives on the available now page and this is one of them. Just one look and it’s pretty obvious that this is a spectactular piece. It’s a Kephart with a slightly shorter blade than the standard Kepharts carry.

This knife features an O-1 high carbon blade, aged blade finish, thumb jimping, and a vibrant curly maple handle, yes, and right now we’re zoning in on that trio of mosaic pins.

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Thank you for stopping by the blog!

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Featuring: Custom Pieces

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The shop’s been humming. Here’s a selection of custom knives for your enjoyment.

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This handsome Kephart has an aged oak handle and is accompanied by a Trekker sheath.

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Mesquite pairs excellently with this Elk River Hunter, complete with a forged finish and…

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 Large Frontier with walnut handle and mosaic pins!

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Walnut handled Jack Pine Special, with mosaic pins…

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A little character in the handle…

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And Filework Pattern #1 on the spine!

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Aged oak handle, hammer forged finish and mosaic pins…

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This Large Frontier is set for the trail.

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Dramatic curly maple handle, mosaic pins and aged finish. An ideal Jack Pine Special.

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today! If you’d like to order your own dream knife, please check out the model pages or direct your questions to lucas@customhuntingknives.org. Have an awesome day out there!

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Talk of the Day: Ironwood Set

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This is an amazing pair of knives…

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…paired with an amazing sheath! This side-by-side sheath neatly packs two full-sized knives while packing a seriously unique style.

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It has two separate belt loops.

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Both the Packer and ProSkinner feature refined, complementing, dark ironwood handles. Thank you for looking!

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The shop’s been humming lately…Lucas is turning out a whole passel of custom knives, bound for parts all over the country and even the world! Right now, we’re happy to present a gallery showcasing details of knives that are available!

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First off, check out this Kephart that’s paired with a handsome Trekker sheath!

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Here’s a reverse view of the aged oak handle. So much character here.

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And if you’ve seen Lucas’ newest offered reproduction Sears’ Nessmuk, you may be interested in an alternative view of the fancy, deep walnut handle…

Walnut, Custom Knives, Lucas ForgeThank you for visiting the blog and for all of your kind interest and support. Hope everyone has a great day! Check back for pictures of several custom knives that have recently headed to their new homes!

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Our Favorite Jerky

We are big fans of venison jerky around here! Now, there are probably as many jerky recipes as there are folks who make it, but this one is sweet and flavorful…and our favorite. Hope you give it a try and enjoy!

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1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup soy sauce or Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground ginger, or 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Combine and mix thoroughly. Layer with thinly cut (1/8 – 1/4-inch or so) strips of venison and marinate meat at least overnight in the refrigerator…it takes on more flavor as it sits. This makes about 2 1/2 cups marinade – enough to coat a tightly-packed gallon bucket full of meat.

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Lay out on dehydrator trays and dry thoroughly. We have also experimented with fire-drying and oven-drying. However you dry it, make sure it is kept at a safe temperature and well-dried when done. We keep the finished jerky in the fridge or freezer and it quickly disappears. (It’s a great protein snack, after all…)

Do you have a favorite venison recipe?

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Details of the Day!

We hope everyone out there is having a fantastic start to the year 2017!

Today there is a new selection of available knives on the page… Here are some detail pictures!

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First off, we have a closer view of this beautiful maple handle belonging to the available Small Frontier…mosaic pins, too!

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Next, we’re highlighting some of this amazing Hunter’s features. This really is an heirloom-quailty working knife, with great details such as…

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A stretch of over 2 inches of hand-filed pattern #2 filework on the spine for grip and character.

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A super handle that fits into the hand like a dream. This features an antique bone micarta, trimmed with black and white spacers, a gorgeous band of ironwood there, and brass guard and pommel!

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The Hunter also features hidden tang construction and here you can see the blade showing through the pommel on the end.

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One more! Here’s a close-up of the ebony handle belonging to the Classic Hunter! Deep black with light undertones!

Thank you for visiting the blog and for your interest! Have a wonderful day!

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