Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Mitch Jenkins custom knives.
I attended a Knife Show recently and though there were many makers present I can tell you the highlight of the show for me was meeting a humble gentleman from Manti, (pronounced MAN -TIE), Utah named Mitch Jenkins. As I spoke with him and viewed his knives I new immediately knew that this was a Maker destined for greatness. As if to prove my thoughts Mitch won the Rising Star award for Best New Maker at that Show.
A friend and student of S. R. (Steve) Johnson and John Young. You may not know that Steve Johnson was a young man in Gil Hibben’s Scout troop when he made his first knife. Years later, young Mitch was in Steve Johnson’s Scout troop when he recreated history and made his first knife. Mitch has dedicated himself to creating impeccable knives just like his mentor and his friend.
This is Mitch’s Short Drop Hunter.
It has a Mirror polished blade, Tapered Tang, Red Fiber Liners, Lined Thong hole and the Soldering of the Tang (which many Makers do not attempt) is so well done that it appears to be one piece of steel.
Beautiful and well matched Premium Desert Ironwood handles. A very unqiue grip and blade grind. The handles have been thinned near the front and a nice swell left in the rear make this a nice comfortable handle.
Also, note the forward finger cutout on the blade spine, ridges for the forefinger or the thumb make this an ideal skinner.
Mitch also makes his own Hand Stitched heavy leather belt sheath.