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Sam Stoner Amish Made DAMASCUS Skinner w/ Mammoth Molar

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Sam Stoner, Scottsville, KY Custom Skinner/ Hunter w/ DAMASCUS and MAMMOTH MOLAR

A rarity among custom knifemakers in that he is "Old Order Mennonite" (those groups of 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 Skinner features a 4 1/2", (4" Cutting Edge), Beautifully Patterned Hand Forged "Twist" DAMASCUS  Blade with contrasting RARE Mammoth Molar Handles.  This is a nice traditional styled skinner which would make for a superb field knife that is shaving sharp.  Overall length is 8 5/8".  Heavy Duty Rock-Solid Full Tang Construction. Weighs 9.4 oz with the sheath. (7.0 oz without the sheath)...

The unique handmade deep carry sheath designed so you won't lose it in the field.. Blade is marked with the maker's initials SS. 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 at a decent price with ultra rare handle material.. 

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:8 5/8"
Blade Length:4 1/2"
Blade Material:Handforged Twist Pattern Damascus
Handle Material:Mammoth Molar ( Tooth of the Extinct Woolly Mammoth)
Sheath:Leather Belt Sheath