Special Edition Drop Point


A recent custom order placed by a neighbor just down the road from my shop introduced me to the beautiful, rich-colored  wood of the Hedge Apple tree commonly found in our area of Indiana.  Finding it to be an absolute joy to work with, I decided to offer this same knife for a limited time to others. A key feature of this special edition drop point is a set of my own design, handcrafted mosaic pins.  Each order also includes a 12 inch leather cord and custom-designed sheath handcrafted by Jeremy Taylor, a local leather smith.  (Black Palm also available for a limited time only.)


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Special Limited-Time Offer:  Order two or more knives (any style–mix or match) and automatically receive a free Quaker Paring Knife with your purchase.

Knife Features:  With its  3/16 inch thick blade, this special edition survival-style knife will serve its owner well for many generations to come.  Distinction features include my own design mosaic pins (made in-house) and (for a limited time) a choice of Hedge Apple or Black Palm wood handle.

Blade:  1095 High-Carbon Steel (Forge and Hammered Finish). Each Special Edition 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.

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.  The Special Edition Drop Point is fastened together using a set of mosaic pins (my own design made in-house) and, as a final step, secured with  a 2,000 lb. epoxy resin.

Wood Selection:  Two options are available (for a limited time only).

Hedge Apple:  Often considered a “pest” by folks in our local community, the wood of a Hedge Apple tree is extremely hard, heavy, durable and shrinks or swells very little when compared with other trees.  Because of its inherent water-resistant qualities, it is often used by local farmers for fence posts.  It is also highly prized by bow hunters and craftsmen who make selfbows (a type of long bow). My current supply of aged Hedge Apple wood was given to me by a neighbor which I used to make the Special Edition Drop Point displayed here.

Black Palm:  The wood from a Black Palm tree is best described as “a bundle of small, fibrous straws”.  The wood is extremely durable and hard with the black fibers densely packed together and surrounded by lighter colored less dense material.  Unlike most species, no growth rings are visible in the wood.

The densest of all palm species in the world, unique color patterns and contrasting black with rich golden brown colors make for a very unique knife handle!

Delivery:  All knives are carefully wrapped and shipped by Priority Mail.  Please allow 14 days for delivery.



Handcrafted Mosaic Pins


Black Palm, Hedge Apple