The Woodsman Nessmuk is a rich, historically-inspired knife design that is built for today’s adventure.
This design is a variation of the knife favored by George Washington Sears, who’s pen name was “Nessmuk.” This is not a copy of his design and is not meant to be a reproduction. This knife is made for those who like the idea of a Nessmuk design, but don’t want the extreme hump on the spine of the knife, or the continuously upward-sweeping curve of the cutting edge. If you want an exact copy of the knife pictured in Mr. Sear’s book, please let me know, I would be happy to build one for you.
This is one of the designs that was featured in a Backwoodsman Magazine article July/August issue, 2013.
This model is about 8 3/4 inches in overall length, including the 4 1/4-inch blade. The flat-grind blade has a powerful sweep with lots of edge.
Made out of 1/8-inch, O-1 high-carbon tool steel. Other steel widths are available for custom order.
- An aged blade finish is the standard for the Woodsman Nessmuk, but satin and hammer-forged pattern finishes are both options when customizing this knife.
- Brass pins are the hardware of choice. Or, you can go deluxe and upgrade to 3/16-inch mosaic pins!
Many handle choices are available – you pick! The knife above is made with an epic curly maple handle with a medium brown stain.
All custom orders come with a handcrafted vertical-carry leather belt sheath, made in the shop! Horizontal sheaths are not available with this model…but better than that and best of all in the sheath options – the Woodsman Nessmuk is fully compatible with the Trekker sheath. Please be sure to check out all Trekker’s details over on the sheath page!
The Woodsman Nessmuk model starts at $185.
To order your own custom Woodsman Nessmuk, please click on the button below to see a form with some of the options that are available! If you’re interested in something you don’t see here, please visit the Custom Options page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (256) 431-6839 for more details.
Below, you’ll find a selection of Nessmuk knives made in the past. Please note that some of these knives exhibit a slightly different shape than I currently build. The knife at the top of the page is a later model. If you have questions regarding a particular knife, please include its code when writing (example: N-3) Thanks for looking! We hope you have a fine day!