This design is over 100 years old ~ the knife itself is from my personal Ruana collection. At one time I had accumulated more than 80 Ruana knives, I have decided to offer my collection here for those that appreciate history and Rudy’s work as one of the Founding Fathers of American Custom Knife making.
Fort Henry Custom Knives
This is Ruana’s Flagship Model ~ a Design created by Rudy and used on most all Ruana Advertising for Decades. I purchased this knife new from Vic Hangas at the Ruana Shop approximately 15 years ago.
This knife has never been used, it is still in Mint / New Condition. The blade was Hand Forged and Hand Ground on the same equipment that Rudy used throughout his life. This example has a 6″ Blade that was Discontinued from the Ruana Catalog more than a Decade ago!
This knife also has a the Ruana – Bonner Montana Stamp. The Thick Elk Antler Inserts on this knife have dark Gnarly grain and they have been comfortably contoured. Still tight in the handle.
The wide Skinning blade is 1 1/2″ wide with a Forged Custom Shape. Never cleaned or altered, just an honest Original Ruana made by Rudy’s descendants.
Complete with the Original, Smooth Back, Right Hand Leather Belt Sheath. This one has a Stone Pouch on the Front (also a Discontinued Option) with the Grey Crystalon Stone.