Jim Baker Handmade Damascus Steel Skinner Knife

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Jim Baker was a legend among mountain men. Friends with the like of Kit Carson and Jim Bridger, Baker was said to be brave and loyal to a fault. Baker also led a life of adventure. From battling with Native American Indians, to scouting for a railroad survey party in Salt Lake, to rescuing the daughter of a Shoshone chief. Jim Baker’s stories and adventures go on and on. This is the reason we have named this handmade Damascus steel skinner after him.

Don’t let the compact form of this knife fool you. Weighing in at 8 ounces, this is definitely a man's man knife. Full tang with just over a 4” blade, this knife has the perfect weight for a skinning knife and has been built for utility and function. The flat belly and skinner tip make this knife very easy to control and the large handle gives you plenty of leverage. A brass bolster with finger guard gives you plenty of control over the knife while protecting your fingers as well. We like to think that Jim Baker would be very pleased to have this knife named after him and would have loved to have this knife accompany him through his many adventures. 

Made of 1095 and 15n20 steels, the high carbon content of 1095 gives this knife an extremely sharp and durable edge and makes it the ideal choice for a skinning knife.

Jim Baker Handmade Damascus Steel Knife Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Handle Length: 4.125"
  • Blade Length: 4.125"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
  • Blade thickness: 4mm
  • Damascus pattern: Twist
  • Tang: full tang
  • Number of layers: 264
  • Grind: Secondary bevel
  • Handle Material: Paka Wood
  • Includes leather sheath and a wood presentation box

Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials, there will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.

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  • 4
    Great Customer Service

    Posted by James on Sep 1st 2017

    When I received this knife there was a small hairline crack in the handle. I emailed customer service about the issue and within 24 hours they had a new one in the mail for me and had sent me a pre-paid label to mail back the defective knife. New knife arrived in perfect condition. With this level of customer service I'll gladly order from Forseti again.