Our Price: $195.00

Sam Stoner Amish Made Sheepsfoot Skinner w/ Green Maple Burl

Sam Stoner (Amish Made) Scottsville, KY Custom Sheepsfoot Skinner with Green Dyed Maple Burl Wood Handles and 5160 Carbon Steel

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 "Utility Skinner" features a 2 3/8 " "Sheepsfoot" Blade made from 5160 Carbon Steel Blade Hand Forged to shape and Triple Quenched (differential heat treated), with Dyed Green  Maple Burl Handles. Integral Design (one solid piece of steel)  This Handmade Utility/Skinner would make for a superb field dressing knife or everyday carry piece and is shaving sharp.  Overall length is 6 3/8".

Features a handmade leather sheath that is a deep fitting sheath, designed so you won't lose it in the field. Superb construction. Knife is marked with the maker's initials "SS" right below the blade.. 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 coming your way including some pieces found only at AIK..

Overall Length:6 3/8"
Blade Length:2 3/8"
Blade Material:5160 Carbon Steel
Handle Material:Dyed Green Maple Burl
Sheath:Leather Belt Sheath