This knife is designed to be an improved version of the famous bull nose skinner used by George Washington Sears on his numerous expeditions for the Forrest and Stream Magazine publications in the 1880’s, which he authored under the pen name “Nessmuck.” My version of his bull nose skinner is a little taller to provide improved knuckle clearance when using it to double as a camp kitchen knife. This knife has a squared spine to aid in scraping flesh off of skins and a thin grind to provide a very sharp blade that slices through meat and hides with ease. This knife has a slight forward balance to aid in chopping and wood and fire preparation. This model can be made in a thinner stock with a Scandinavian grind or thicker steel with a flat, saber, or hollow grind upon request. My Nessmuck has an overall length of 9″ and a blade length of 4 1/4″.
$250 is the base price for for a Nessmuck with simple pins, a 1/4″ lanyard tube, and bead blasted canvas micarta handles. Upgrades are available at the costs listed.
- Tapered Tang $75
- Handle Material Upgrade $25+, depending on the cost of the materials
- Bolster $25 labor, plus the cost of materials
- Loveless/Corby Bolts $5 each
- Mosaic Pins $10 each
- Mosaic Lanyard Tube $20
- Thin Liners $10 each
- 1/8″ Thick Liners $15 each