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Sam Stoner Outback Forge Handmade Amish Coal Forged Pig Sticker
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Sam Stoner (Outback Forge) Scottsville, KY
Traditional Pig Sticker (Boar Hunter)
Sam is 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 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!
The results are truly remarkable. This piece, dubbed a "Pig Sticker" or "Boar Hunter" features a 9 3/4",(8 1/2" sharpened edge), Double Edged Blade, (both sides sharpened), is made of 5160 Carbon Tool Steel , (which will hold a edge, and is easy to re-sharpen), with Kingwood Handles. Super Heavy Duty Full Tang Piece weighs 1lb 7.5 oz with the sheath. Overall length is 15 1/8". The leather sheath features a belt catch stud.Blade is marked with the maker's initials SS.
Turn of the century styled with a "forge finish" it will appeal to the reinactor, renaissance or rendezvous folks, or those who want a blade made the traditional true way, (coal forged), with the traditional look, while remaining fully functional.
5160 Tool Steel
Leather Belt Sheath w/Belt Catcher
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