German Style Slipjoint Folder

This beautiful knife was made by Hans Weinmueller in Arizona before re-locating to Austria. Hans is an award winning knife maker winning awards at shows like the PKA and Blades Sharp Focus award. His attention to detail, and his experience as a tool and die maker allows him to create beautiful functional knives.

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Blade: High Carbon Steel

Blade Length: 4 7/8″

Bolsters: Hand Forged Damascus

Handle:  Stabilized Black Walnut

Overall Length: 8 7/8″ Open

Liners: High Carbon

Back Spring: Damascus

Pins: Star Screws

Mechanism:  Slip Joint w/Half Stop

Thumb Stud: Nail Nick

Lanyard: Yes with hand carved skull bead

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20″ Bowie Knife

There is not too many of this sized Bowie knives around. Believe me when I say this is one big Bowie. At just under 20″ this knife was designed by and made for Western Artist John Hill by custom knife maker Jim Ort of Oz knives.

Ort/Hill Bowie

Made of 1095 high carbon polished steel

Ort/Hill Bowie

The blade alone is 14.25″ long

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Beautiful Crown Stag Handle

Ort/Hill Bowie

Leather Sheath also by Jim Ort

Interested in adding this to your collection? Check it out on the web site here

 

Four USA Made Marbles on Sale

Got four great USA made Marbles (old stock) on sale on the website: http://www.sonorandesertknives.com/Ltd_Ed___Rare_Fines.php

These are knives are early 2000 era with high quality high carbon steel blades and hand fitted handles.

Woodcraft Hunting Knife with Stag Handle

Woodcraft Hunting Knife with Stag Handle

Fieldcraft with Stacked Leather Handle

Fieldcraft with Stacked Leather Handle

Plainsman with Buffalo Horn Handle

Plainsman with Buffalo Horn Handle

Marlin Camp Craft Knife

Marlin Camp Craft Knife

New Special of the Week

Bear & Sons Cutlery Red Stag Bone Single Blade Peanut is our Special of the week.

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Red Stag Bone Single Blade Peanut

2 7/8″ RED STAG BONE SINGLE BLADE PEANUT * Nickel Silver
Bolsters * Brass Liners * Hollow Ground Blade * Red Stag Bone Handles * Carbon
Steel Blade

American Made

Red Barn Forge Knives Now Posted

Dave Limebach’s Red Barn Forge File Knives are listed for sale on the website here

The most popular seller for me is the Mountain Man Primitive Throwing Knives!

I don’t have any of his Throwing Hawks listed because I am temporarily out

Jeremy Robertson – Knife Maker

Jeremy Robertson

Jeremy Robertson

I want to introduce you to an up and coming knife maker from California who’s knives are now featured on my website, and that is Jeremy Robertson. Jeremy is a full time pilot and part time knife maker and owns Calavera Cutlery. His philosophy is to bring quality custom handmade knives into the hands of the working man/woman at an affordable price.

Calavera Cutlery                                                         His knives are all made personally by Jeremy using raw materials such as 1095 High Carbon steel, natural and stabilized wood, Micarta, G-10 and sheaths made of premium 8-9oz cowhide leather or Kydex.

His knives are flat ground and leave his shop razor sharp.

Calavera CutleryIf your are a serious hunter, outdoorsman, police officer, or soldier in the field, his knives will serve you well and give you a lifetime of satisfaction!

Custom Made Knife for Only $5.00

That’s Right, for only $5 you can own this beautiful custom made bowie knife, but you must hurry as I only have a limited amount of them so it’s first come first serve.

Bowie Knife

$5 Bowie Knife

Click here to order your $5 Bowie Knife

Trapper Knife Sale

Trapper Knife

Trapper Knife Sale!

 

  This week only, all  Trapper knives  on the website are on sale 25% off!

Sale ends 03/13/11 so don’t wait, place your order today!

 

 

Want to know more about Trappers? Read my article; The Trapper Knife

Montana Americana Knives

I’ve added 3 of Dean Hazuka’s custom handcrafted knives to the website at http://www.sonorandesertknives.com/index.php?cPath=390_477

Dean has been making quality, affordable knives for the past 8 years in the style of the classic cowboy American western knife.

How to Chose a Knife

How to Chose a Knife

What Type of Steel Do I Need?

Probable the #1 question that is asked and one that is very important because:

  1. You want your knife to stay sharp for a long time, and there is no better indicator of the edge retention than the name/type of steel.
  2. You want to make sure that it’s a “named” stainless steel, if the make of your knife tells you that “it’s stainless” they are certainly not telling you much.

There are a variety of steel compositions, some are used to keep designs affordable, while others are used because they are the best steels available anywhere.

Common types of steel used in knife making include 440C, ASU-8, 154CM, VG-10, CPM-S30V as well as various Damascus steels.

Other factors in choosing a knife include the following:

How Will Your Knife Be Used?

  • Everyday: Are you opening boxes or cutting twine?
  • Outdoor Activities: Backpacking, Climbing, Hiking, Camping?
  • Hunting/Fishing: Are you field dressing game or cleaning/filleting fish?
  • Tactical/Survival: Do you need a heavy-duty knife that won’t fail?
  • Limited Edition/Custom: Are you a collector? 

    What Knife Features Do You Require?

  • Fixed Blade: Always ready for use and dependable.
  • Folding Blade: Compact, safer to carry and improved dependability with locking blade.
  • One-Handed opening: Has a thumb stud, blade hole or other feature to facilitate one hand opening of the blade. Some models are one-handed opening and closing.
  • Gutting/Skinning Blade: For field dressing game.
  • Thick Blade: For heavy duty tasks.
  • Lightweight: Use of composite or other materials to minimize weight.
  • Saw edge: For cutting wood or bone.
  • Sharpness: Stay sharp and is easy to sharpen. 

    What Type of Materials Do You Want in a Knife?

    Blade Materials
    A good blade combines good edge retention, ease of re-sharpening and rust resistance.

    • S30V is the best blade steel available. It is a high vanadium stainless steel with even higher edge retention.
    • 154CM and BG-42 are two custom steels with much higher carbon content, giving them higher hardness ratings and dramatically higher edge retention.
    • 420HC and 440C are stainless steels that provides excellent rust resistance, is easy to re-sharpen and have good edge retention.

    Handle Materials
    A good handle should feel solid and well constructed when you hold it. We suggest you consider a handle style and material that meets your needs and suits your preferences.

    • An ergonomic design provides comfort.
    • A rubber or textured handle provides a sure grip in wet conditions.
    • A wooden or stag handle adds beauty to the knife.
    • Plastic/Composite handles are durable under extreme conditions.

    By going through the above questions, you will be able to choose a knife that not only fits your needs, but one that you’ll be happy to carry and possible show off to your friends

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    For more information, please visit this articles web page.