Custom: The Bear

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 This knife’s 4 1/2-inch blade is hammer forged out of 52100 high carbon steel.

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The handle is a piece of art, handcrafted by a Canadian artist, that features a bear carved out of the antler and given highlights of brown.

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A brass guard and pin pair excellently with this handle style.

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The end is polished off with a hardwood pommel.

A stunning custom order!

Thank you for looking!

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Custom: Set Spotlight

Hello there!

Up for today are pictures of a custom knife set that was recently completed.

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In common:

O-1 high carbon steel with aged blade finishes,
Exotic bacote handles,
Mosaic pins,
Personalization,
and
Handcrafted vertical carry belt sheaths.

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Where they differ:

Big Boy is a Powder River with a customized skinner style blade
and
Little Feller is a Small Frontier.

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They get along just fine.

Personalized Knives, Custom Knives, Lucas Forge KnivesThanks for visiting the blog! If you would like to order a customized set of your own, just send your dream idea to lucas@customhuntingknives.org.

Have an amazing day!

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Guest Post: Five Keys to Knife Sharpening

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Here are five keys to taking the mystery out of easy knife sharpening!

1) Don’t Wait Too Long
This is one of the most important things to keep in mind. Very dull tools are too hard to sharpen and you end up having to remove more metal, wearing down your blade. Whatever method you use to sharpen, use it early and often to maintain that razor-sharp edge!

2) Beware Of Coarse Abrasives
Very rarely should a coarse stone or belt be required for knife sharpening, especially if you work on the blade early and often. With many inexpensive sharpening systems, all your options are quite coarse but choose fine abrasives for the best results. A great rule of thumb is a grit of 600 or finer.

3) Use A Strop
Yes, you can sharpen your knife with a piece of leather! Get yourself some scrap leather pieces, add a small amount of abrasive paste (something like jeweler’s rouge) and you’re set up to do amazing edge work. The polishing of the just blade’s edge produces a knife that cuts very well. This is something that can be done quickly and often during heavy use.

4) Use a Butcher Steel
One former professional butcher used a Lucas Forge knife to dress 10 hogs and 5 deer over a two year period and never touched blade to stone. The secret? He used his butcher steel to keep the blade true. The steel slightly reshapes the steel of the blade, as opposed to grinding the metal away with a stone, to keep it in top condition.

5) Use Ceramic
An inexpensive ceramic stick used properly can produce a very effective edge. They tend to remove a little metal, but are not aggressive cutters. The edge produced by a ceramic rod contains small serrations, working well for meat cutting. Use of a ceramic rod, followed by polishing with leather and abrasive pastes, makes an effective sharpening system.

~Guest post by Al

Thank you for stopping by!

What’s your method?

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Knives Are Available!

That’s right! New knives have been added to the Available Now page!

Here are some additional pictures of one named “WK1″ to get you started. This is a great batch of knives.

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We’re also pleased to announce a new special for June 2015!

Hope you’re having a grand summer! Thanks for visiting the Lucas Forge blog!

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ProSkinner

Hello, hello!

Popping in to share a picture of one of the custom knives that headed out recently…

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It’s a ProSkinner! That richly colored handle is stained curly maple and the blade has been given a satin finish!

The Past Work collection has been recently updated and we’re looking forward to introducing a new (and exciting) product soon! Stay tuned!

   Thank you for visiting the Lucas Forge blog today! If you see something you’d like to comment on, please feel free to do so! After some technical problems, the comments are open!

Thanks again and have a great one!

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Little Knife, Big Fun

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Small Frontier Design + Curly Maple Handle + Cross-Hatching on Spine + Aged O-1 blade + Handmade Leather Belt Sheath = Cool Knife

There are available knives!

Hope you’re having a grand spring!

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Details…

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Hello there! Hope everyone’s enjoying the spring. Just in time for it, there are several newly-available Lucas Forge knives now listed up!

Included among them are two hand-forged Hog Hunters. Here are some detail pictures of the micarta-handled one…to see the specs, visit the Available Now page!

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We also have a revised ordering system in place on the models pages! For more information, please read about How to Order.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact lucas@customhuntingknives.org.

Thank you very much for your support and for visiting the site! Have a great day!

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Custom Design

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The Sierra Series

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The Sierra design has a sheephorn handle and an O-1 steel blade. The snap sheath is one of the trademarks of this style. The knives pictured here were all recently completed!

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Thank you for looking!

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Winter Ice

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We had an ice storm yesterday!

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Hope you’re staying warm. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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