This series of four knives are designed to be a Day Hike or Light Camp Knife so I’ve named them the ‘Day Tripper’. You get a lot of value for your money. I make affordable, functional, and dependable ‘Works-of-art’ that you can pass down to your children.
The steel is 1084 High Carbon that I’ve electro-etched. These knives are handcrafted from start to finish. I start with a bar of 1084 steel, draw on the design; rough cut it out; grind out the shape; bevel it; sand it; sand it some more; drill holes for the pins; send it off for heat treating; get it back and then decide what etching effects and handle material I want to use. Each handle is hand shaped, sanded, and finished. I am now using ‘Birchwood/Casey’ gun stock products exclusively. I start with the ‘Filler/Sealer, then ‘Tru-Oil’ and finish with ‘GunStock Wax’ (multiple coats of each).
Once the knife is done, then comes the designing of a sheath for it. I use a #8-9 weight leather for the one piece. For the two (or more) piece sheath, I use a #12 weight for the back piece and #8-9 for the front and straps. Stains, designs and stitching are all done by hand by me.
Are they flawless? No. They are not mass produced, laser guided CNC machined by the dozens. Each and every one is unique and no two are exactly the same. So, if you are at all interested in supporting a struggling ‘Artisan’ please PM me for a price.
SOLD – DT001 – American Oak and American Walnut with Cinnamon & Black G-10 liners.
DT002 – This one (above) started out as a very light colored Magnolia but I found that it attracted dirt very easily, so I hit it with a Burgundy dye and used Green G-10 liners.
DT003 – Lacewood with yellow G-10 liners.
SOLD – DT004 – Black and white Ebony with Gray & Black G-10 liners.
You can order your own custom knife by emailing me at moondogknives at gmail dot com. I accept PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, and Popmoney and require a 50% deposit on all orders. Approximate wait time on order fulfillment is one month as each knife is individually built.