Gallery of Knives

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This is my baby, a hidden tang Tanto blade with brass guard and pommel, white Corian handle with stabilized turquoise inset details. Unfortunately, the manufacturer who made this blade blank discontinued this model. I'm still trying to find a good hidden or full tang Tanto to offer on this site. If you know of any, let me know.

This one was made from Darrel Ralph's beautiful G4  kit, easily one of the best knife kits available. On this one, I used Imistag ( imitation stag) handles to really set it apart. The G4 is the subject of the Full Tang Tutorial. Check it out for some handy tips. To see the Darrel Ralph line of knives, Click HERE

7" Tactical/Fighter blade on this 12" knife makes it look pretty sexy. Brass Guards, maple burl handle.

Another beautiful Darrel Ralph SG4, this time with maple burl handles.  Check out all of the gorgeous Darrel Ralph blades. Click HERE

Fancy filework on the top of this Bowie made from a Spanish hidden tang  blank sets it off. Brass guards and, if memory serves correctly, a  stained Zebrawood handle. The initial "P" was engraved with a Dremel Mototool into a circular sliced section of a Tagua nut ( Hard as ivory!)

This is the Northland Skinner, a pretty serious camp knife. Name pretty well says it all. Brass bolsters with maroon linen micarta handles. If you're interested, it's on Page 6 of the Knife Blades

Not too long ago, in anticipation of an upcoming camping trip, I offered to make my then 13 year old son his own knife. I thought for sure he'd pick some macho oversized bowie. Instead, he picked this very sensible and extremely useful full tang gentleman's knife called the Little Skinner. Maple burl handles with 3 1/2" blade.  Very handy size makes it easy to use and carry. That translates into very common use.

My other son however, sixteen at the time,  picked a large bowie. This was made from a 1960's Ka-Bar kit I found at a flea market. The junky wood handle was replaced with a nice piece of maple burl inset with a piece of stabilized turquoise. Kit pomel and guard used. 6" blade, 11 1/2" overall.

5 1/4" dagger. Thought I heard this refered to as a gamblers dagger or boot knife, but it seems a bit large to carry a boot knife designation. White and black granite corian handle. Guard and pomel are nickel silver ( but pomel looks like brass in this photo for some reason). See Blades Page 6 for this blade.

A neat broad blade 4 1/2"  hidden tang skinner. Handle is manzanita wood, a beautiful  tree root from Hawaii. that has a neat color and pattern. Manzanita root was from a woodworkers supply store.

A sleek fighter heavily modifed from the Commando Hunter blade. 5" blade, 9 1/2" overall. Cream colored corian handles with stabilized turquoise inset. Nickel silver bolsters. I'm tempted to call this a Loveless style of blade but it wouldn't be a fair comparison to the master's craftmanship.

One of my first knives, kind of a Loveless style. 1/4"  thick steel makes this a hefty knife indeed. Notable is the spalted willow root handle from a dead tree in my old backyard. Three weeks of digging resulted in this one tiny piece for the scales. Oh well.

Sleek and slim  camp or general purpose knife with  5 1/4" blade. Spotted wood on handle is called leopard wood. Very unusual and pretty.  Wish it showed up better in photo

One of my few damascus steel blades. 4 1/4" blade with a maple burl / tiger stripe handle. I love the look of damascus, but I'm not sure how functional it is compared to today's high tech steel alloys.

One of the few blades I purchased from the late and much respected Bob Egnath. Shipped with the scales from heat treating, it took a little bit of work to unearth the artistry of this true craftsman. Unfortunately, no one has ever stepped forward to fill this mans  large boots.

Nice Finish Puukko with  birch burl  handle and a genuine horn space. To see how this knife was made, please see the Finish Puukko Tutorial

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