Specialty Knife Basics
The world of knives is as wide as it is wonderful, and there are almost endless possibilities out there when it comes to specialty knives that we can create here at SH9 Edge Works.
While I do specialize in a handful of specific specialty knives, which we will explore below, I also like to do custom jobs for customers based on ideas, drawings, or even old photographs or designs of knives that don’t exist anymore. These days, many people have special jobs or hobbies that require specialized equipment, and that’s exactly what specialty knives are designed for.
These days, many people have special jobs or hobbies that require specialized equipment, and that’s exactly what specialty knives are designed for.
This long inwardly curved blade is a traditional knife from Nepal that is still used much like the sickle of Western Europe. It’s a favorite of mine because not only is it a formidable hand to hand weapon, and one the Nepalese Army still uses for that very reason, but because it is extremely utilitarian as well. In fact, the kukri can do anything the machete can do, from clearing brush, to chopping small wood, and looks a lot cooler.
The Custom Hook
A common companion of hunters and fisherman, the hook knife has a pointed hook on the back of the point so that you can dig into gutting and dressing your game or catch. I do custom hook knives for those with specific needs, so that you have the perfect little partner in crime at your side when you are out in the great outdoors tracking your prey.
Survival knives have seen a boom in popularity ever since the Rambo flicks came out in the 1980s. But the truth is they are highly functional tools that are an essential piece of equipment for those who spend a lot of time in the wild. I make a hollow grip survival knife that allows you to store things in the core, as well as several other styles.
Occasionally I get a custom order that doesn’t work out. Or I’m playing with a new design and tinker my way into something cool. These designs end up for sale on my site as unique one-off pieces.
Custom Specialty Knives
This is where the real fun zone is, as the horizon is almost limitless. Come to me with your concrete plans, or your vague daydreams, and let’s turn them into cold hard steel backed reality. The only thing I won’t do is that silly little saw on the back of the blade, but everything else is fair game.