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Sam Stoner Amish Handmade Damascus Skinner w/ Spalted Maple

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Sam Stoner (Amish Handmade) Scottsville, KY Custom Skinner with Spalted Maple & Damascus 

A rarity among custom knifemakers, Sam 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 so it is hard to imagine running a complete knife shop without electric! or a phone!  The results are truly remarkable.

This "Skinner" features a 4" Damascus Blade is Hand Forged to shape and Triple Quenched (differential heat treated), with Spalted Maple Handles, (spalted refers to unique coloration or design usually caused by fungi within the tree), with a Mosaic Pin in the center of the handle and a 416 Stainless Finger Guard.   This Handmade skinner would make for a superb field dressing knife and is shaving sharp.  Overall length is 8 1/8". Gently contoured handle fits your hand like a glove with non-slip "jimping" on the spine of the blade. Lightweight, Sharp, and comfortable knife.

The handmade leather sheath  is a deep fitting sheath, designed so you won't lose it in the field, and is als Amish made. 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:8 1/8"
Blade Length:4"
Blade Material:Hand Forged Damascus
Handle Material:Spalted Maple
Lock Type:Fixed Blade
Bolster(s):416 Stainless Finger Guard
Sheath:Amish Made Deep Carry Leather Belt Sheat