KNIVES

Old Bear Knife
Old Bear Knife

Old Bear Knife

Regular price $42.00
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11 in stock

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Spangler Forge Knife + Sheath
Spangler Forge Knife + Sheath

Spangler Forge Knife + Sheath

Regular price $250.00
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3 in stock

This is a unique partnership between The Local Branch x Spangler Forge.

Ben Spangler is a blacksmith hailing from Rochester, NY. He specializing in unique handmade knives - this collection features one of a kind wood handles which are marked individually with hand forged blades.

The Local Branch handcrafts sturdy, durable, 100% genuine leather sleeves to fit these knives - making them the perfect duo to take out for all of your great adventures.

Knives and sheaths can be purchased as a set or individually. 

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Fingerling Fish Knife
Fingerling Fish Knife

Fingerling Fish Knife

Regular price $12.00
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Contributing to the avid search for the fighters of the fresh water streams are several state and federal hatcheries, as well as lakes maintained by such organizations as the Izaak Walton League. The hatcheries themselves offer a particularly interesting sight, whetting the angler’s appetite for this truly American sport.

Juvenile fish, called fingerlings, are typically about the size of fingers.

Boxed sculpted chrome handled knife - 3" closed. 2" stainless blade. 

Made by a 200 year old cutlery.  

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Ironquill Sharpening Stones for Knives and Axes
Ironquill Sharpening Stones for Knives and Axes
Ironquill Sharpening Stones for Knives and Axes

Ironquill Sharpening Stones for Knives and Axes

Regular price $8.00
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11 in stock

Novaculite is a type of stone that can only be found in North America.  The novacula stone formation in the Ouachitas of Central Arkansas is geologically considered, without a doubt, to be the purest and finest quality.  Its extremely high-purity silica content exceeds 99 percent. 
 

Small Hook & Knife Stone: Approximately 3" x 1¼" x 1/4”, Soft Arkansas Novaculite stone specially grooved to keep your fishing hooks sharper than new.  Instructions included. 

Large Axe Stone: Ideal for sharpening axes, hatchets, machetes and garden tools. 220 grit, round aluminum oxide puck (2½" x 1¼"with finger groove for better handling. Lubricating honing oil recommended. Always sharpen against the cutting edge. Protective stow tin included.

Made in the USA.

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Scrimshaw Knife Kit
Scrimshaw Knife Kit
Scrimshaw Knife Kit
Scrimshaw Knife Kit

Scrimshaw Knife Kit

Regular price $56.00
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2 in stock

Scrimshaw is an early American art form originating from the whaling industry in the late 1700’s. During the many idle hours at sea, a whaler etched drawings of nautical themes on items that were readily available to him such as sperm whale teeth and bones. His primary etching instrument was a sail needle, nail or pocket knife. After he scratched his art work into the surface of the bone, he would rub lamp black or tobacco juice into the scratch to reveal the drawing. As America traveled west, the frontiersmen carried the art form with them, applying it to their powder-horns, knives and other accoutrements.  

You can experience this art form too as you scrimshaw the images of a hunt, big catch or simply the family name on your very own bone-handled pocket knife. This kit includes all you'll need to complete the project and is a perfect starter introduction into scrimshaw.

Choose from knife style:  Trapper (4 1/8” closed) or Lock-back (3 5/8” closed).

Kit Includes:

  • One Natural Bone Handled Pocket Knife (Imported)
  • Steel-point Scribe
  • Honing Stone 
  • 1/2 Dram India Ink
  • Tracing Tool
  • Transfer Paper
  • Fine Steel Wool
  • Ink Applicators
  • Step by Step Instructions and sample graphics

For ages 16 & up.  Kits are assembled in the USA.

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Leather Knife Sheath

Leather Knife Sheath

Regular price $24.00
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3 in stock

These sheaths are custom made by hand for both sizes of Old Bear Knives. Handcrafted by Blaine in our workshop in Upstate New York!
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Floating Fish Knife

Floating Fish Knife

Regular price $34.00
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13 in stock

Refuse to Sink - Classic Italian Float Knife. Sure to be a favorite for the boat dock, tackle box and canoe.  Natural cork handle and rust-resistant metal components.  4" x " x ¾" closed with 2¾" locking stainless steel blade.  

Optional keyring cord clasp extra. 

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Knives for camping, fishing, foraging and more! We have a curated selection of knives and handcrafted leather sheaths made by The Local Branch in our upstate New York workshop.