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Sam Stoner Amish Handmade Skinner w/ Spalted Oak
[SS-SPALT-OAK]

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Sam Stoner (Amish Made) Scottsville, KY Handmade Skinner with Spalted Oak Handles

A rarity among custom knifemakers in that he 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! The results are truly remarkable.

This lightweight skinner features a wide 3 1/4" Clip Point Blade made of 1080 Tool Steel with Spalted Oak Handles. Handles features a lanyard hole at the base. (The unique patterns and coloration in the wood is called "spalting" or "spalted wood" and is caused by fungi. Although primarily found in dead trees, spalting can also occur in living trees under stress). This handmade skinner would make for a superb field dressing knife and is shaving sharp. Heavy Duty Full Tang Construction. Overall length is 7 3/8".

The handmade leather sheath is made from American Bison and is a deep fitting sheath, designed so you won't lose it in the field.  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. 

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).

Overall Length:7 3/8"
Blade Length:3 1/4"
Blade Material:1080 Tool Steel
Handle Material:Spalted Oak
Lock Type:Fixed Blade
Sheath:Genuine Bison/Belt Sheath
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