Our Price: $195.00

Sam Stoner Amish Hunter w/ Green Tiger Maple

Sam Stoner (Amish Made) Scottsville, KY Custom Skinner with Green Tiger Maple and L-6 Tool Steel

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 large Hunter/Skinner Model features full tang construction.  4 3/4"  L-6 Tool Steel Hand Forged to shape and Triple Quenched (differential heat treated), with dyed Tiger Maple Burl Handles with stainless pins and is accented with a Resin Peep Hole in the center of the handle.  This Handmade skinner would make for a superb field dressing knife and is shaving sharp.  Overall length is 9 1/4". Gently contoured handle fits your hand like a glove.

The handmade leather sheath  is a deep fitting sheath, designed so you won't lose it in the field, and is als 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. L-6 Tool Steel is honed to a razor edge. Unique Piece just arrived from Sam's shop.

This model will appeal to collectors, hunters, rendezvous/ re-enactors /renaissance folks, or the general outdoorsman/lady.  Sam is a member of the ABS; (American Bladesmith Society). Look for more of Sam's knives coming your way including some exclusive daggers and tomahawks with some exclusive pieces found only at AIK..

Overall Length:8 7/8"
Blade Length:4 1/2"
Blade Material:L-6 Tool Steel
Handle Material:Green (Dyed) Tiger Maple
Sheath:Black Leather Belt Sheath