This week I am posting a very traditional style custom. This is my Camp Butcher knife. This butcher style was modeled after an early butcher knife that would have been seen across early America. This is no ordinary butcher knife by any means, this could also not only process large game and butcher a large animal but with its 3/16″ spine it can be used for anything from battening wood for the camp to making tent stakes. This one has a traditional black walnut handle with brass pins peened over brass washers. It also has a nice pattern and patina aged blade. The sheath was made to be worn high on the belt and cross drawn. The scroll and vine work was tooled freehand into the face of the sheath.
Also I have this photo to share with you. This is a custom kephart that I made a while back. The customer sent in this photo of the beautiful Mesa Verde Nat’l Park in the background with my kephart in the foreground.
Matt Lesniewski, ML Knives