This Companion1 turned out nice!! The handle is a curly maple with black, white, burned orange, and Cocobolo multi-piece handle. The steel is 8670 high carbon and I must say this an interesting steel. It is know for its end of the spectrum extreme toughness. Which is why I thought it would be an excellent choice for an everyday carry knife like the Companion1. It sharpened beautifully and left what I can only describe as a “smooth” edge. It’s a very fine edge, but smooth. It just glides through whatever your cutting. I can’t wait to get some more experience with 8670hc.
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Here’s a nice Companion3 fresh out of the shop! I kept it pretty classic with this one. It’s 1084 high carbon steel with walnut scales, orange G10 and natural micarta liners, and mild steel pins. I also did a saber grind on this one and polished the bevels. Simple and clean. Beautiful!
Just finished this really cool ‘06! This one is in 1084 high carbon steel. It’s my first time for this steel and I really like it! It’s very hard but sharpens fairly easy and takes a very fine edge. This knife is a razor blade! I polished the bevels and the bevels for the gut hook, I absolutely love the look. I used acrylic handle material with G10 liners and all aluminum fittings. And I also made a bit of a Ben Abbot styled sheath. Awesome!
Now here’s a nice Companion2! I’ve made some tweaks to my Companion line of knives in the handles. This thing feels amazing! It just feels locked into your hand. This one has spalted Jatoba scales mitered with forest green G10 liner material, natural linen micarta, and forest green G10 scale material. And forest green G10 liners of course. A little tricky to put together but man it’s slick! And not to mention one of my pouch style sheaths with basket weave stamping, Spanish brown dye, and briar brown Hi-Lite. Awesome stuff!
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This post will be used as the order book as well as ordering info and a few FAQ's. The order list will be a comment in this post with names in the order they were recieved. If i missed you shoot me a message and we'll get it all worked out.
- To order: Just send me a message and let me know what you'd like me to make for you. Be advised, I do not make kitchen knives, kydex sheaths, or holsters. Leather work is simply complimentary to the knife order. Yes, all knives come with a sheath. All orders are done first come first serve with a $50 non refundable deposit for ordering materials. After the deposits made I’ll put you on the list. PayPal or CashApp is the preferred method of payment. This is simply a hobby business, shop hours and lead times can vary, ESPECIALLY during hunting season.
- Pricing: Companion1's and similar sized knives (3/32" thick partial grip with 3"ish length blade) start at $150. Companion2's and similar sized knives (3/32" thick full grip with 3-1/2"ish length blade) start at $175. Companion3's and similar sized knives (1/8" thick full grip with 3-1/2" to 5"ish length blades) start at $200. Knives with guards also start at $200. Larger knives in the 6" + category with or without guards start at $250. Spine filing and Mosaic pins are also available to be added to the order for an additional $15 each.
- All other questions I'll be more than happy to answer, just hit me up!
This was a fun custom order to make! This is a Hmong styled blade and it really has a great feel. It’s a 5” blade length and a little over 9” in total length. For the handle I used Tanoak wood, brass bolsters, and black and red liners. And brass pins of course. And don’t forget the handmade sheath!
Well I’ve come up with a bit of a mini puukko that I’m going to call my small game knife. It has a 3” blade and a three finger grip. Very handy! I’m going to be trying it out on some squirrels here very soon!
Another beautiful Companion2 finished up and ready to be put to work! These resin/maple hybrid handles are just simply beautiful!
Just finished up this beautiful Bottom Land skinner! Shoot, wearing this around is a status symbol!
I’ve got a new design out called the Valkyrie. It’s intended to be a lady’s knife. Stick it in your purse, pocket, or wherever! It features a lightweight 3/32” thick blade with a 1” diameter finger groove instead of the usual 1-1/2”. Makes for a nice feeling grip for smaller hands.
The handle on this Puukko is definitely in my top three favorites that I’ve ever done! It’s dyed and stabilized Spalted Tamarind with Emerald Green canvas Micarta. Beautiful
And another order complete! This is the Rifleman with an acid etch, black micarta scales, and aluminum fittings. It’ll be a fantastic camp knife!
Another Companion1 with a pocket sheath but with a bit of a tacticool look!
Just finished a beautiful Puukko styled knife! It has a 4” blade, full grip. Scales are Claro Walnut, a micarta spacer, and Curly Maple with black liners. Gorgeous!
Got a brand new design out guys! This is the ‘06! It’s a partial grip design with a guard and pommel and featuring a gut hook. It has a 3” long blade but the cutting edge length is actually about 3-1/2” due to the belly. It has white and red liners, copper pins and fittings with Spotted Ebony scales. Very sweet little knife and sheath!
And another order down! Here’s another Companion3 with a multi piece handle. It’s OD green canvas micarta and Honduran Rosewood separated with layers of black and OD liner material. And OD liners of course. The sheath is my standard pouch style belt sheath with slant basket weave stamping and a 7 seed crown border stamp. Finished off with Java brown dye with briar brown hi-lite. Absolutely stunning
Finished up a really cool Companion1 today! This blade has an acid etch, that’s what gives it the dark slate grey color to the steel. And for the scales I layered black canvas micarta with Osage Orange, Bois d’arc, Bodark, what ever you want to call it lol, and then some natural brown linen liners. And can’t forget to mention that handy pocket sheath! Very cool rig!
Finished up this Companion3 this evening too. I mitered together Cocobolo, five pieces of liner material, and a piece of Padauk together for this one. And the mosaic pin and file work couldn’t have set it off any better! Gorgeous!
A nice Companion3 in curly maple ready to skin deer has just been finished up!
Another order complete! And another pocket carry Companion1! These are just the handiest little knives. And after carrying mine for a few weeks I can honestly say they carry very comfortably. I did this one with linen micarta layered with Cocobolo and a nice 1/4” mosaic pin. Turned out beautifully!
Well it’s all rainin and stuff so this is about the best pictures I can get 😑. But we’ve got another Companion1 complete. With a nice cross draw sheath of course.
Just finished a Companion1 in Curly Maple scales, cinnamon liners, and brass pins including a mosaic pin. I also made an “inside the pocket” sheath. Or wherever you wanna clip it. Super handy. This was really my intention for the companion1 to begin with, not necessarily a belt knife. Very nice
Random partial grip design with mystery wood handle and cross draw sheath!
Well here’s a unique order completed guys. I hand forged a couple of hair pins! Back in the day these things were not only for keeping a lady’s hair up, but another form of self defense. This was a blast to make!
Y’all forgive me for the pics, I’ve got to figure out how to get good pictures of belts. But, I’m really diggin this belt making thing y’all! This was fun! This ones 1-1/2” wide with a Tandy Leather Alamo Engraved buckle. Nickel finish. It also matches the sheath I just finished. Should be one awesome set!
Another knife order done! This is a Companion2 with blue liners, blue pearl acrylic scales and copper pins. And with one of my handcrafted sheaths with slant basket weave stamping and a crown/mules foot border. Its dyed Canyon Tan with antiquing. Gorgeous!
Hey y’all I made a belt! And of course it matches my knife sheath. This is definitely something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now. I’m now going to start offering belts and maybe a knife and belt combo with matching sheath and belt. Cool stuff!!!
Now here’s a beautiful order. This is a Companion 2 with spalted Tamarind scales, cinnamon liners, brass pins with a brass and stainless mosaic pin in the center to set it off. It also has some nice file work on the spine. And not to mention a personalized cross draw sheath. Very very nice!
Some of you know what I’ve been dealing with for the last week. Anyways, I took the time to make myself a knife finally. This is a weeks worth of anger, frustration, and pain focused into a knife. This is a new design I’m calling the MNW Bowie. It’s a 6” blade made from O1 tool steel with a cast iron guard and pommel. Bastogne Walnut scales with brass pins and a nice mosaic pin. I also put a loop on the sheath for a ferrocerium rod which I also made from the same wood as the scales and same pins. Not to mention both pieces of antler came off the same rack. I’m not 100% sure I’m happy with the sheath though. We’ll see
Well I finally got over the covid crud and finished an order. This pair is a clone of the discontinued Buck 107. They’re 3/32” O1 tool steel with aluminum bolsters, aluminum pins, and natural linen micarta scales. And not to mention two of my pouch style sheaths. Nice pair!
Another order complete. This is a new model called the Jäger. I could’ve just said the Hunter but it didn’t sound as cool. 1/8” thick blade with a 3” cutting edge. Maple burl/acrylic hybrid scales, white liners, spine file work, and aluminum fitting. This is a fantastic feeling knife that should be just perfect for skinning and cleaning deer! I may have to make myself one of these.
I’ve got a Riflemans Knife ready for a new home! It’s O1 tool steel with curly Claro Walnut scales, natural linen micarta liners, spine file work, and aluminum fittings. I did attempt a bit of a weathered finish on the blade and sheath. It comes in at a bit over 14” overall length with a tad more than a 10” cutting edge. It’s tip heavy so it should be a nice chopper. Pretty cool!
Another order complete! I’ve brought back my old Companion2 model and tweaked it just a bit. This one is O1 tool steel with spliced Black Oak and black pearl Kirinite and nice lookin sheath!
This is the first of the two new designs for 2022. This is the Grizzly! It is O1 tool steel, 10” total length with a 6-1/2” cutting edge with a swedge on the top of the tip. Brass guard and pins with a mosaic pin, curly Claro Walnut handle and not to mention some file work on the spine and a beautiful sheath. This is a knife fo sho!
Thank goodness we got the holidays out of the way. Now time to get some orders done! So here’s the first one of the year!
Bottomland Skinner in Purple Heart scales with a 1/4” mosaic pin and a cross draw sheath! Nice 👍🏻
Another order done and on to the next one!
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Welp, another order done! I stepped out on a limb and tried to make a guard for the first time and messed around and nailed it! I introduce to you the new Bottomland Skinner with Guard. O1 tool steel with brass fittings and an acrylic/maple burl handle. Very cool!
Well I finally broke down and made a knife for the shop. This one I’m using to cut out my leather with and I must say it is fantastic. This design is actually a Japanese paring knife called a Kiridashi. But it’s great for leather work! Had a scrap of damascus laying around and a nice 3/16” mosaic pic. And green liners. Very much my style
Just got the knife done guys, check out what we got going on 😎
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