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Sam Stoner Amish Made Mini Skinner w/Amber Stag & Damascus

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Sam Stoner Amish Made Scottsville, KY Custom Skinner with Amber Stag and Handforged Damascus

A rarity among custom knifemakers Sam is an "Old Order Mennonite";  (somewhat similar to the Amish faith they are 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 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! WOW! The results are truly remarkable.

This  Small "Compact Mini Skinner" features Sam's Beautifully patterned Handforged Damascus which measures 3"with a 2 1/2" cutting edge. Overall length is 6 1/8". Tang of the blade is marked with Sam's initials "SS". Heavy Duty full tang construction.

Ultra compact piece that is great for everyday carry; (one of the smallest skinners we have received from Sam). Designed to appeal to those who actually use their knives in the field, yet right at home for reinactors, renaissance or rendezvous meets, or those who want a blade made the traditional true way (coal forged). Deep fitting, Amish Made leather sheath with hand tooling on the edges prevents any chance of loss in the field.



Overall Length:6 1/8"
Blade Length:3"
Blade Material:Handforged Damascus
Handle Material:Amber Sambar Stag
Lock Type:Fixed Blade
Sheath:Amish Made Leather Belt Sheath