Our Price: $325.00

Sam Stoner Amish Skinner w/ Snakewood & Coppered Damascus

Sam Stoner (Amish Made) Scottsville, KY with SNAKEWOOD and Coppered Damascus

 A rarity among custom knifemakers in that he is "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 skinner features Full Tang Construction with Exotic Snakewood Handles accented with Mosaic pins.  The 3 1/4" Coppered Damascus Blade (2 3/4" sharpened edge), is forged from 15n20 & 1075 Tool Steel and Copper which gives this Damascus Blade a unique look.  (Also note the two tone color of the blade; this is called a "hamon line". The hamon is a visible indication of a differentially heat-treated blade, In many cases, it’s advantageous to have a harder edge supported by a softer spine in a knife.)   

Damascus is Beautifully patterned and is shaving sharp. Snakewood Handles are beautifully figured. This is a great utility/hunter/skinner.  Overall length is 7 1/2". The handmade holster style cross draw leather sheath (Amish made also), is deep fitting 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 simple, no nonsense, handmade, razor sharp knife. 

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 1/2"
Blade Length:3 1/4"
Blade Material:Coppered Damascus
Handle Material:Snakewood
Lock Type:Fixed Blade
Sheath:Holster/Deep Carry/Cross Draw