Our Price: $195.00

Sam Stoner Amish Made Skinner Forged from a U-Bolt w/ Elk Antler

Sam Stoner (Amish Made) Scottsville, KY Custom Skinner with Elk Antler Handles and Hand Tooled Sheath

A rarity among custom knifemakers in that he is "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 features a 2 1/4" Blade Handforged from a "U-Bolt" made of 1075 Carbon Steel. Spine of the blade features "jimping" allowing for a non slip grip for precise cutting. Handles are Genuine Elk Antler with a .357 Magnum Bullet inlaid in the butt of the handle. This Handmade skinner would make for a superb field dressing knife and is shaving sharp.  Overall length is 5 7/8".

Includes a Beautiful hand-tooled leather sheath.  Superb construction. Blade is marked with the maker's initials SS on the front side of the blade. The perfect piece for those who want a blade forged 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 coming your way with some exclusive pieces found only at AIK.. His knives sell out quickly, don't hesitate as this is too unique to last long.

Overall Length:6 3/8"
Blade Length:2 1/4"
Blade Material:1075 Carbon Steel (Forged from a U-Bolt
Handle Material:Elk Antler
Sheath:Leather Belt Sheath