Knives of Flint
Primitive knives for modern hunters
Flint knife blades are the best edge in the world for field dressing game
outperforming any known steel!
I MAKE AND SELL FLINT SKINNING KNIVES
FOR GAME OF ANY SIZE.
SUPERIOR TO STEEL IN SHARPNESS, PERFORMANCE, KEEPING AN EDGE, AND LESS PRONE TO CUTTING HOLES IN A HIDE.
My hand-crafted knives and sheaths are designed for both the collector and for using in the field. Enjoy what hunters
are re-discovering: Flint knives are very effective, and in some ways superior to steel. Sharper and holding an edge longer are important, but they also possess something else above steel blades... a connection with the past.
My flint knives are very popular with deer hunters who not only want a better knife but also want to bring
something different and impressive to the camp. A flint knife is a great gift for the hunter who THOUGHT he had everything. All of the knives on this website are for those desiring a better knife for field dressing large and small game. Flint offers more than steel blades with its superior edge for hide removal. Great for any animal... including feral hogs! Why use a knife that's less sharp and gets dull often? Of the hunters I know that use flint knives, none have gone back to using steel.
Flint knives are AMAZINGLY BETTER THAN STEEL in many ways:
Sharper than steel and absolutely NO resharpening when used to skin any animal... including hogs!
Why use a knife that is less sharp and has to be frequently resharpened? Animal hides "melt off like butter" because of the extremely sharp and serrated edge. If used properly it will NEVER get dull! Yes, it can get dull when used on something other than hide or soft tissue, but it CAN
be easily resharpened (I suggest sending it to me for FREE expert re-sharpening). And yes, it can break and must be treated
with care when handling. Consider it's properties much like that of a modern ceramic knife except that my knives are more durable and they have a serrarted edge ideally suited for skinning. The serrated edge also prevents accidentally cutting holes in your cape. Overall unparralled performance compared to steel.
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YouTube video of a deer being dressed and butchered with two of my flint knives... CLICK HERE
KNIFE AND SHEATH CONSTRUCTION:
My knives are uniquely designed with the hunter in mind. You won't find my basic skinner blade design in flint anywhere else. It was developed from the suggestions of hunters desiring a functional field blade. The cutting edge has a generous radius and most have a thumb-rest on the backside near the handle. Each blade is durable and sharp with waterproof haftings (two-part
epoxy and artificial sinew). Handles are real mule deer antlers, selected for their straightness and the best grip when wet. Each knife has a custom fitted SHEATH which is also of a unique construction. They are made from a single continouous piece of leather with NO stiching. Easy to clean by simply unfolding it and rinsing with water. My sheaths are based on the "Cheyenne holster" design. Both of my knife and sheath designs incorporate simplicity, functionality, and have rugged appeal.
CONCERNED ABOUT RESHARPENING? I will resharpen any dulled blade for free as many times as it needs it... forever. The same applies for damaged, yet
repairable blades. Only include the return shipping costs when you send the knife.
NEW! TRACK YOUR ORDER: Go to the ORDERING page to see the progress of my current batch of knives.
Frequently asked questions:CLICK HERE
A little about the artist:
Stacy Reeves, a Native Texan living in Spring (just north of Houston). With a love for arrowheads and a keen interest to learn anything about our native American heritage I began flintknapping in 2001. Although I do have 1/16th Cherokee, I consider myself just a regular white guy who loves flintknapping. My "real" job is piping design in the oil and gas industry but flintknapping is just one of my hobbies. I use both traditional (percussion) and flake-over-grinding methods to make the flint blades. I believe in practicality and simplicity as seen in my knife and sheath construction. Much of my work is made with highly prized Texas flints including Pedernales and Georgetown flints. I also use what I call "exotic" materials such as glass, obsidians, agates, and just
about anything that fractures colloidally. I only use the fancy stuff occasionally now, focusing on functional field knives rather than display knives.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an order, to inquire, or
just to chat about flintknapping.
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