Let’s see them hunting knives

Help Support Muzzle Loading Forum:

Stykbow

40 Cal
Joined
Aug 2, 2021
Messages
297
Reaction score
341
Just as the title says, let’s see the knife that always makes the trip hunting with you. If you have one for big game and another for small game let’s see them both. Here’s mine. It’s always with me if I’m hunting or just stomping around the woods. Wish I had a better pic handy, but that’s how it goes.
3A5E120B-4FC3-48D0-8103-2DA50E175353.jpeg
 
Joined
Feb 12, 2006
Messages
157
Reaction score
63
Location
Bristol UK
Just as the title says, let’s see the knife that always makes the trip hunting with you. If you have one for big game and another for small game let’s see them both. Here’s mine. It’s always with me if I’m hunting or just stomping around the woods. Wish I had a better pic handy, but that’s how it goes.
View attachment 100380
Ok here's a few of mine
1634807109369.jpeg


1634807149180.jpeg

1634807169280.jpeg
 

Banjoman

45 Cal.
Joined
Nov 26, 2020
Messages
614
Reaction score
785
Location
East Tennessee
Here’s my “new” hunting knife that I plowed up in the garden this spring. I cleaned it up and made new handles for it. Even with all the pitting, it takes and holds a razor sharp edge. Don’t know what brand or how old it is.
9A28E1F0-9D7B-4CE2-AF66-656116CC219D.jpeg
My amateurish attempt at a sheath. It carries well. I like it.
C969B43F-94EB-4093-917F-D23897BF2AE7.jpeg
And here’s a barn knife I made from a repurposed pocket knife blade for cutting hay bale strings.
CA6F2550-7C0F-427E-B197-A11B81D619DF.jpeg
 
Last edited:
Joined
Oct 25, 2020
Messages
185
Reaction score
169
Here’s my “new” hunting knife that I plowed up in the garden this spring. I cleaned it up and made new handles for it. Even with all the pitting, it takes and holds a razor sharp edge. Don’t know what brand or how old it is.View attachment 100532My amateurish attempt at a sheath. It carries well. I like it.View attachment 100533And here’s a barn knife I made from a repurposed pocket knife blade for cutting hay bale strings.View attachment 100534
Now that is just cool. Digging up an old rusty knife and making it nice and useful again. I really respect that...
 

Banjoman

45 Cal.
Joined
Nov 26, 2020
Messages
614
Reaction score
785
Location
East Tennessee
Now that is just cool. Digging up an old rusty knife and making it nice and useful again. I really respect that...
Thank you. I’m only an amateur (and I mean amateur) when it comes to things like that, however I do enjoy making useable muzzleloader accouterments. They may not look the best but it’s rewarding to be able to use something hand made or repurposed.
 
Joined
Apr 25, 2008
Messages
190
Reaction score
337
Location
Minnesota
My grandfather made this from the blade of a silage chopper somewhere in the 1930's-40's. Blade is 5 1/4". The handle is heavy leather lacing wound and then capped with a washer soldered in place. Bottom sheath is the original he made. As it deteriorated I wanted to leave it as is but no way did I trust it on my belt - so I carried it sheathed in my pack. A friend made the replacement sheath at my request.

I was 16 (a long time ago) when my Grandpa gave it to me - and then took it back five minutes later saying he'd changed his mind and that I had to buy it. In shock I asked how much, he then smiled and said 'ten cents'. He then related the old story that if you gifted someone a knife you could end up getting cut by it.

This knife has cut every deer I ever shot, plus an Alaskan caribou and a Colorado elk. Good chance it'll be with me in my pine box.
Main knife.jpg
 
Joined
Apr 25, 2008
Messages
190
Reaction score
337
Location
Minnesota
My cousin and I were in a drop camp north of both Kotzebue Alaska and the Arctic Circle. To get away from the wind (tiny number of trees there - most limbs only grow downwind - not kidding) we pitched the tent where the ground was maybe two feet lower than surrounding area and there were some low bushes. (Also known as clotheslines.) Previous tenters had liked the spot too - and had accidentally left both sides of a caribou jaw behind. We took them home to make mementos of the trip. Bought the blades and parts from TOTW and a friend assembled them and made the sheaths. Blade is 7 1/4" Solingen steel. Yes, they're big and ostentatious - but in this case that's what we were going for. My cousin leaves his on his coffee table as a conversation piece.

All of my traditional muzzle loader deer have been percussion - I'm saving this knife until I get my first flintlock deer.
Caribou knife.jpg
 
Joined
Jan 4, 2009
Messages
62
Reaction score
50
bldtrailer, I've wanted to make one of those broadhead knives but was concerned that the edge wouldn't last long enough. I'm sure some are better than others would you recommend any particular brand? I think I have some old TreeSharks laying around.
 

bldtrailer

Pilgrim
Joined
Aug 25, 2018
Messages
244
Reaction score
232
Location
Berks Pa.
Just get a high carbon broad head ( like Zwickey you can find singles at archery swap meets or flea markets )& mount to an insert
drill out antler and install an arrow insert installing with hot melt glue (that way you can heat and turn to aline the cutting edges)
I made the above to be able to gut a deer with a broad head
( just remove from an arrow ) also makes it replaceable
 
Top