Our Price: $195.00

Sam Stoner Amish Saw Steel Skinner w/Gunstock Walnut

Sam Stoner (Amish Made) Scottsville, KY  Skinner with Gunstock Walnut Handles and Inlaid Sheath

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 whereas it is hard to imagine running a complete knife shop without electric! or phone!

This unique skinner is forged from a piece of saw steel (5160 Tool Steel), Hand Forged to shape and Triple Quenched (differential heat treated), and measures 3 3/4".  Gunstock Walnut Handles are secured with stainless pins and features a lanyard hole. 

This Handmade Utility/Skinner would make for a superb field dressing knife or everyday carry piece, and is shaving sharp.  Overall length is 8 1/4".

Features a handmade leather sheath with a Caiman Skin Inlay. Sheath is deep fitting, designed so you won't lose it in the field. Superb construction. 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. 

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 to come your way exclusively found at AIK..

Overall Length:8 1/4"
Blade Length:3 3/4"
Blade Material:Forged from Saw Blade (5160 Carbon Tool Steel)
Handle Material:Gunstock Walnut
Sheath:Leather Belt Sheath w/ Inlay