Our Price: $250.00

Sam Stoner Amish Made Small Damascus Skinner w/Woolly Rhino Bone

Sam Stoner (Amish Made) Scottsville, KY Small Skinner with Fossil Woolly Rhinoceros Bone and DAMASCUS!

A rarity among custom knifemakers, Sam is an "Old Order Mennonite" (Swiss German and south German heritage who practice a lifestyle without some elements of modern technology, who dress plain and who have retained the old forms of worship, baptism and communion.), Sam does not use any electricity or motors in his shop. All of his equipment is connected to pulleys and belts on a overhead drive shaft which is powered by two large draft horses walking on a treadmill. Instead of forging his blades in a gas furnace he uses a hand crank coal fired forge. (which provides for a more even and adjustable air flow). 

Most of us are inconvenienced by a couple of hours of no electricity so it is hard to imagine running a complete knife shop without electric! or a phone!  The results are truly remarkable.

This small skinner features fossil woolly rhinoceros bone, (now extinct the Woolly Rhinoceros roamed most of Europe and Asia.)  2 1/2" blade is 250 Layer Handforged Damascus. Damascus features a "hamon line"  or temper line , (which appears as a ligher and darker shade on the blade). The "Hamon Line" is a visible indication of a differentially heat-treated blade which will hold and take a superior edge.

Features full tang construction.  This Handmade skinner would make for a superb field dressing knife and is shaving sharp.  Overall length is 5 1/2". Gently contoured handle fits your hand comfortably.

The handmade leather sheath  is a deep fitting sheath, designed so you won't lose it in the field, and is also Amish made. Blade is marked with the maker's initials SS on the front side of the tang. The perfect piece for those who want a blade made the traditional true way (coal forged), and are looking for a no nonsense, handmade, razor sharp , skinner. 


Overall Length:5 1/2"
Blade Length:2 1/2"
Blade Material:Handforged Damascus
Handle Material:Fossil Woolly Rhinoceros Bone
Sheath:Leather Deep Fitting