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.

We also have a more compact skinner with a Walnut Handle or a more sleek skinner made of 1095 and 15n20 Damascus steel, the Shackleton.

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.

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.