A Full Time Blacksmith, Farrier and Knife Maker for 30 years. Also, a fellow Marine!
Keith Bagley – you may know that Keith is a well known ABS and Knife Makers Guild Member and that he usually creates Damascus knives with unique handle treatments.
However, I wanted to offer something different from Keith, a tough hand forged line professionally made with a historic flair. These knives can be used hard and will still last a lifetime.
Each knife is forged to shape of 5160 steel, leaving the spine 3/16" thick with the forging scale and hammer marks left on the flats and the forward spine. The shape of this particular knife harkens back to Frontier days when every man shot his dinner, rolled his own smokes and he carried only one knife to do it all.
Differential Heat Treat and a proprietary vinegar etch reveal the Temper line and show the edge that Keith has tested to Rc 57.
The Curly Maple handle shows that wonderful three dimensional quality when rotated back and forth but unfortunately that is impossible to capture in photographs.
A 10-12oz thick Tooled Leather sheath will hold this knife and make it ready to ride on the range or just on your belt.