Nessmuk Sheath Knife

Regular price $215.00
/
Shipping calculated at checkout.

George Washington Sears, a.k.a., "Nessmuk", was a prolific writer and outdoorsman of the late 1800's. He wrote many articles for Field and Stream magazine (known then as Forest and Stream) as well as publishing his seminal work, Woodcraft and Camping.  This text has been essential reading for anyone wishing to go tramping in the wilds ever since.  In his book, he describes his preferred set of tools, and these have since become known as the "Nessmuk Trio"; consisting of a custom made double bit axe, a thin bladed skinning knife, and a Moose pattern folding pocket knife. Thousands of interpretations and reproductions exist of these tools, especially the sheath knife. On offer here is another such interpretation.

Much care has been taken to make as authentic a reproduction as possible, even though no actual example exists outside of a single woodcut in Woodcraft and Camping, as well as barely two sentences of description.

The blade is handforged from an antique lathe file, featuring the characteristic sweeping belly and humpback near the tip. The edge has been finely honed to a razor sharp edge, and is ideal for field dressing, skinning, butchering, as well as many other camp chores. The stick-tang is fit to a stag antler crown handle using traditional methods, and due to lack of a guard, a leather wrist thong adds some measure of safety.

Included with this knife is a high-quality veg-tan leather sheath that has been hand-stitched and finished with solid copper rivets for durability.

Details:

Overall length: 7 7/8"

Blade: 4 1/16"

Width: 1 3/8"

Thickness: 1/8"

Blade material: 1095 High carbon

 

Processing time

Shipping times have been slower during COVID-19 so please anticipate delays in the postal service. We are not responsible for delayed packages as this is out of our control.

Important: If you require tracked shipping, please ensure that you upgrade your shipping method as our economical shipping options do not include tracking

 

Shipping 


Most item(s) will usually ship within 5-7 business days.

Made to order items can take up to 3 weeks for creation.

Shipping times will be determined by your location by the shipping method chosen. Please see our shipping page for more details.

 

Returns

We will accept returns of unused/unworn items less the cost of shipping. You will be responsible for return shipping unless your item arrives damaged or I have made an error.

We do not accept returns on custom or personalized items

Please contact within 7 days to discuss a return/exchange.

 

The Nature of Handmade

All items are crafted with natural materials and as such will see variations in color, texture and markings. In the case of made to order items, I strive to create as close to the listing image as possible.

 

Input your desired name, date or design in the text box with preferred location on the item if applicable. Refer to photos to see samples. We will send you a mockup of your design before shipping to confirm. If you have any questions please contact us to get your design just right*.
Engraving samples
 
 
*Size and complexity of image, as well as product material may exclude the item for personalization. Licensed logos or other trademarked images may not be used. 

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)

You may also like

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)