Wilderness Ironworks Hidden Tang Hunting Knife
Forged by hand, especially for us in Minnesota by Robert Burns.
Robert burns grew up camping in the outdoors of Pennsylvania, eventually becoming a wilderness survival and primitive skills instructor. Robert also began training as a blacksmith at the age of thirteen. At 19, he began to incorporate designs from his bush craft experience into his knives and axes and has been producing high quality tools for the outdoors ever since. He is a member of the American Bladesmith’s Society and is pursuing his Journeyman Smith ranking. The description that follow on this page are in his own words. Each piece is a functional piece of art made to work and be at home in the outdoors.
In my view, the quintessential hunting and camp knife, using top grade American Maple burl for the handle. I wanted this knife to be beautiful and utilitarian. I find that if the objects we use are beautiful, we get more pleasure from using them. It is the same with this knife. The sculpted handle is intended to make the grip very ergonomic and pleasing to use as well as pleasing to the eye. Rock tumbled finish. Hand tooled leather sheath.
- Tang is 3/16th of an inch thick, 1/2 inch wide and about 3.25 inches long
- 1095 High Carbon Steel
- Blade: 5 in
- Handle: 5 in
- Total length: 10 in
- Weight with Sheath: 11.4oz