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″.

Nessmuck Pricing

$375 is the base price for for a Nessmuck with a tapered tang, simple hardware, and G10 or Micarta handles.  Upgrades are available at the costs listed.

Knife Upgrades

  • Metal Finishes Availible
  • Handle Material Upgrade $25+, depending on the cost of the materials
  • Bolster $50 labor, plus the cost of materials
  • Loveless/Corby Bolts $10 each
  • 1/8″ Mosaic Pins $30 per design
  • 1/4″ Mosaic Pins $40 per design
  • EDM Pins $60 per design
  • 3/8″ Mosaic Lanyard Tube $40
  • Liners $15 each


All of my knives come with a basic Kydex sheath.  A leather sheath or additional features may be added to the basic Kydex sheath upon request.  Information and pricing schedules regarding sheaths can be found on my pages for Leather Sheaths and Kydex Sheaths.