What’s on the bench

High-End Everyday Carry Knife Back from Canada Tour

High-End Everyday Carry Knife Back from Canada Tour

Just got this knife back.  It’s been touring Canada for 2 years in the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s biennial Dimensions 2019 Show.  I almost forgot what it looked like! This particular knife has been finished as a show knife and has some extra class for someone who...

Saskatchewan Elk Horn Hunting Knife with Drop Guard

Saskatchewan Elk Horn Hunting Knife with Drop Guard

Managed to take a few photos of the elk horn knife I'd been working on before sending it off to a collector in Ontario. I fashioned this hunting knife with a drop guard and framed the guard with black Micarta liners. A special brass oval was inserted in the butt of...

Compact Hunting Knives

Compact Hunting Knives

I've had a few projects on the go over the last few months. I built another elk horn knife and am working on a new line of knives - more posts about these later! I did manage to finish up the 2 palm skinners in the meantime. Here's a couple of photos of the burled elm...

Couple of Palm Skinner Hunting Knives on the Bench

Couple of Palm Skinner Hunting Knives on the Bench

I’ve been spending more time in the shop these past few weeks working on a couple of palm skinners. The blades have been bevelled, all the filework's done, the handle slabs have been cut out and the pins fitted. Today I did the 10-hour heat treat and the blades came...

This EDC Knife Has It All!

This EDC Knife Has It All!

Finished up this complex EDC and shipped it off.   When complete, this knife ended up with 31 pieces.  Most of the work involved cutting, shaping and fitting the small bits for the brass bolsters and flame maple handle.  Drilling and matching up the liners, bolsters...

Almost Finished this Complex EDC!

Almost Finished this Complex EDC!

Almost done - this is ONE complicated EDC with 31 pieces! Need to add a few more layers of polishing and buffing before putting on my maker's mark on this knife.  Should have it finished this week.

High-End EDC Knife in the Making

High-End EDC Knife in the Making

This is going to be a high-end EDC knife.  Top quality and unique - it's going to be spectacular!  This is a commissioned knife that has lots of extras including extensive filework, front and rear brass bolsters and tang liners.   As you can see, I've got the pieces...

Etched Knives – Hunting Knives or Art Knives?

Etched Knives – Hunting Knives or Art Knives?

Etched knives - hunting knives or art knives?  People wonder if an etched blade can be considered a hunting knife or should it be displayed as a collectible.  Most of my knives, even some of the "Art Knives", are built to be functional.  The etched knives are all...

Elk Horn Hunting Knife

Elk Horn Hunting Knife

Elk horn is one of my favorite handle materials for hunting knives – the look and feel of it in your hand is like no other.  More difficult to work with but worth the effort!This is the first elk horn hunting knife to come off the bench: 5.25" ATS-34 blade, brass...

Palm Skinning Knives – Compact Hunting Knives

Palm Skinning Knives – Compact Hunting Knives

I have a wonderful job -- I have met so many great people over the years and we all share a passion about knives! Some have been asking what I am working on now………finished these two palm skinners yesterday, got a few elk horn knives on the go,...

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