Leg Bone Muk Knife

 

Leg Bone MUK Knife

The Muk knife is named after George Washington Sears (Nessmuk) (December 2, 1821 – May 1, 1890)), who made it popular when he wrote “Woodcraft”, an article published in Forest and Stream Publishing Company, New York, in 1920 and republished by Dover Publication Inc. in 1963. (click were to Continue reading the history here–>)

I haven’t made a knife in a while, but I got a request for a full tang MUK  Knife without any scales. The future recipient wanted to add his own scales. So I made this:

 

These knives are made from 1095 steel.

That sparked the interest in making myself one. In looking through potential handle materials, I found this whitetail leg bone. It seemed like an interesting concept so I decided to try it.

This is more like the traditional style MUK–> than the Modern MUK–>. however the bone was hollow, so it was filled with epoxy and held to the tang that way. 

I’m still using this heat treating method –>

Grinding the bevel was done by hand on my belt grinder–>  Here is the grinding technique–>

It was sharpened on my DIY sharpener–>

 

The sheath is from a whitetail hide I tanned. 

 

 

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