Damascus Steel Skinner

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Damascus Steel Skinner

80.00

Each of these blades is molded from Stainless Steel or Damascus Steel with handmade brass guards and antler-made handles for a rustic look but a strong grip. Each comes with its own hand sewn leather sheath that provides a secure grip hold on your belt, or other strap, perfect for hunting.

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Larry was born in Vernal, Utah but has lived most of his life in Rangely Colorado; was married to his wife Lisa in 2005. He worked in the oil & gas industry right out of high school, then later chose to work for the Town of Rangely on their public works crew. Larry loves fishing, hunting, camping, and reading good books; he first shared his passion for the outdoors by making custom knives for family and friends some 30 plus years ago. And now the knife making is what keeps him busy after retiring from the Town. 
Larry takes bars of quality Stainless or Damascus Steel measuring about 12” long x 2” wide x 1/4 to 3/8 “thick and cuts and shapes the knife through a cold cutting and grinding process; this way the steel doesn’t lose its temper or hardness. If he can’t find the steel bars he wants he will buy blade blanks that are bigger than what he needs and then uses the same cold cutting and grinding process. He uses elk or deer antlers for the handles, adds brass guards, and makes a custom handmade leather sheath to fit each blade perfectly.
“The first knives I made were made from high carbon tool steel. I just took the pieces I collected and shaped them and grinded them down to make the knife. Now I use mainly Stainless Steel and Damascus Steel. I will use carbon steel when I can find it for a good price, but most people like the stainless and Damascus steel which is strong and will make a quality knife that will last for years to come. But I mainly like using the stainless and Damascus steels because they make beautiful knives.”