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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‘Tis the Season

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The “shipping department” here at Lucas Forge is in a flurry of activity these days, sending knives all over the country! There will still be some time to get more out before Christmas and there are new knives available today!

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! You are a blessing.


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We Have a Winner!

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The 2016 drawing is now complete!

Wow! Your photos are so engaging…we wish that everyone could win.

We carefully totaled up all the entries and placed the names in an online random name generator, so as to be completely fair…after a double check to see that all was in order, Lucas punched the button and the winner is…drum roll, please…

Click over here to see the winner!

Thank you so much to all who participated in this first drawing for a Lucas Forge knife and for all of your support and interest! Get ready, because entries for the 2017 drawing are already welcome…we look forward to yours!

P.S. And yes, this is the knife that belongs to the winner: it’s a hammer forged Woodsmen Nessmuk with an aged oak handle and brass!

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Today’s the Day

Hello everyone… Today’s the day that the drawing for a Lucas Forge knife takes place!

Until we have a winner, hope you enjoy browsing the amazing entries. These fellows have talent and such taste in cutting tools!

Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm! Hope to be announcing a winner this evening!

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We’re so thankful…

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Customer Appreciation Event at Lucas Forge!

Here’s the deal:

  • Free US Shipping!
  • Free tin of Windy Ridge with order of any available knife/knives
    (1 per person, per day)!
  • Drawing for a free Lucas Forge knife is set for December 2nd! Submit your photos to be entered by December 1st. See more details here.
  • Deals will run through Friday, December 2nd, 10:00 CST! Enjoy!

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And, on top of all this, there are 7 newly-posted knives available now! Included in this group is a Camp & Field knife with a sweet ironwood handle that’s going wild with rich color and character. You can see the reverse to that handle above!

We’re so thankful for you. Thank you for your support, encouragement and enthusiasm!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Coming Soon…

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Howdy folks! Here are some choice detail pictures from today’s available lineup!

Above you see a close-up from that sweet Jack Pine Special XL. The hammer forged blade’s a little wider, giving more room, plus the handle has a different feel. Unique!

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Next up, here’s the reverse side of that skinner. Curly maple with a lot of character!

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While we’re talking about reverse sides, here’s another. This one belongs to the Packer: stabilized walnut!

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This Elk River Hunter also has a stabilized walnut handle, with three mosaic pins and filework! Pictured is the handcrafted horizontal leather sheath that comes along.

Thank you for viewing this sneak peek into today’s selection. These knives and more will be available later today on the Available Now page. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Check out these detail pictures of some of the available knives that were posted up today!

Forged BladeHere’s the hammer-forged blade belonging to the Drifter.


And it has some fancy filework to boot!

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What about that camp knife’s blade? In spite of its rugged looks it sure does have a lot of fine details.

Box Elder Burl

That amazing blue dyed stabilized box elder burl handle deserved a couple close-ups! This is incredible detail – both the color and the grain patterns! Pictures can’t really do it justice.

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And here you can see the subtle black liners in this handle, tying the design elements together.

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And to finish it off, we have a couple pictures to illustrate the size of those cool little neck knives!

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Hope you have a wonderful day out there!

If you have a dream knife that you’d like to discuss with Lucas, pease contact Thanks for stopping by!

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