Lopez Island Drop Point


The Lopez Island Drop Point makes a wonderful gift for boaters, backpackers, fisherman, hunters, etc.–virtually anyone who enjoys the great outdoors!   One of my most popular styles.  

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Photos: 1) Colonial Era (1700s) American Chestnut with lanyard and Custom-Designed Leather Sheath; Photo by Cody Thompson; 2) From Top: Civil War Era 91850s) Reclaimed Cherry; Colonial Era (1700s) American Chestnut; Early 1900s Reclaimed Walnut; Knife with Custom-Designed Leather Sheath.  Note:  Colonial Era (1700s) American Chestnut is no longer avaible.

Please Note:  The custom-designed sheath (shown in the photos) is no longer available.  A photo of the sheath that will accompany all future orders will be posted in the next few days.

Knife Dimensions: Length 9.2 in. (Blade 4.0 in.); Height (1.56 in.); Width (0.125 in.)

Blade: 1095 High-Carbon Steel (Forge and Hammered Finish).  Each Lopez Island Drop Point  is handcrafted using a 100+ year old Fisher-Norris anvil and decades old hammer.  The process leaves a distinct “finger print” on the blade that is a unique feature of each knife’s personality and design.

Custom Designed Lether Sheath:  Included with purchase.

Handle Construction:  All of my handles are full tang in design and handcrafted “from scratch” starting with a single block of wood or beam of timber.  Each handle is fastened with pins (both treenail and brass options are available) and, as a final step, secured with  a 2,000 lb. Epoxy Resin.

Wood Selection:  Four options are available.

Early 1900s Reclaimed Walnut ($260.00):  My small supply of reclaimed walnut was salvaged from an old Indiana barn several hours from my shop.  Marks from the sawblade used to plane the beams suggest that the barn was constructed in the early 1900s.  This beautiful walnut is an unusually dark “burgundy/purplish” color which makes for a unique and interesting handle.

Civil War Era (1850s) Reclaimed Cherry ($260.00):  After months of searching I recently came across a 8′ long 8″ by 8″ beam of cherry salvaged from a barn built in the 1850s “just up the road” in Randolph County Indiana.  This Civil War Era find is exceedingly rare given that few barns of that era were constructed with cherry beams.  I am excited to be able to offer this option.

100+ Year-Old “Wormy” American Chestnut ($285.00):  “Wormy Chestnut” is the term used for wood salvaged from the more than four billion trees killed off by a blight fungus which brought the American Chestnut to the brink of extinction in the late 1800 and early 1900s.  The small holes that are a defining characteristic of this difficult-to-find wood are the work of beetles and other insects that attacked the dead and dying trees 100+ years ago.

Pin Options;

Treenail  Pins: I prefer to construct my knife handles using handcrafted hardwood pegs for two pragmatic reasons. First, as experienced woodworkers will tell you, hardwood joinery results in a stronger and longer-lasting bond than when using metal (such as nails, screws and brass pins). Second, I like the unique look of treenail pins and the fact that they enable me to make a one-of-a-kind knife that can be used daily and also handed down to future generations.

Standard Brass Pins: While the use of treenails in the construction of my knives is a signature feature of my work, I also offer the more traditional option of standard brass pins.  

20% off on orders of $495 or more. Enter coupon code 20HFK24 when placing order.

Delivery Schedule:  Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.



Brass Pins, Brass pins and brass tube with leather cord, Treenail Pins, Treenail pins and brass tube with leather cord


100+ Year-Old “Wormy” Chestnut, Civil War Era (1850s) Reclaimed Cherry, Colonial Era (1700s) American Chestnut, Mid 1800s Reclaimed Walnut