Boone Damascus Steel Skinner with Tali Wood Handle

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Daniel Boone lived larger than life and is frequently the archetypal Western hero of American folklore. Boone was famous for hunting and trapping, exploration, being a militia officer, surveyor, and merchant. He even founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky.

In 1776, Boone’s daughter and two other teenage girls were captured by an Indian war party who carried the girls away from Boonesborough. Boone and a few men pursued after them and caught them two days later. While the Indian’s were stopping for food, Boone and his men ambushed the group. They rescued the girls and drove off their captors. This was one of the most iconic stories of Boone’s life and was memorialized in a fictionalized version of the story in The Last of the Mohicans.    

We have named this small skinning knife after Daniel Boone as we feel it would be a knife he would have carried on 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. The compact blade and large handle gives the user exceptional control. A forefinger groove and ground ridges along the spine gives the user plenty of leverage when using the knife. A lanyard hole finishes off this great knife and makes it easy to draw from the leather holster.

Whether you are a hunter or just want a great knife for EDC, this is the perfect choice for the discerning collector. This knife is also available with a black micarta handle

Boone Damascus Steel Skinner Specifications:

  • Overall Length: 6.75"
  • Handle Length: 3.5"
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
  • Blade thickness: 2.8mm
  • Tang: Full tang
  • Damascus pattern: Twist
  • Number of layers: 256
  • Handle Material: Rose Wood
  • Includes a hand stitched custom full-grain leather sheath with a belt loop 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.

Care Instructions:

1095 steel is a high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.

About Forseti Steel:

The secret to forging authentic Damascus steel knives has long been lost, but Forseti Steel stays as true to the tradition as they can by commissioning smiths with Damascus ancestry to hand-make all of their blades. The artists behind the enamoring water-like patterns of folded and pounded steel have all learned their skills and techniques from the generations that worked the metals before them.

In addition to paying tribute to the Damascus practice in technique and appearance, Forseti Steel shows its respect for history's heroes, legends, and characters with their knives' names. The 9", walnut-handled Sentinel, for example, honors the Sentinels who stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington.