Ray Rogers Handcrafted Knives








Mt. Baker Mountain Knife - Style 2145

I call this big boy a "mountain knife" because I designed it for use while hiking in the mountains. To carry a knife this size (about 13 inches overall length) while carrying a large backpack the knife had to be light weight so the front and rear guards and the butt cap are made from aircraft aluminum. The knife rides in a waxed leather sheath low on the right thigh. This keeps it clear of heavy coats, backpack harness, etc while ensuring that the knife will stay with me if the pack takes off down the river or gets carried away by a bear.

The rear guard helps make up for the light weight when chopping by allowing a secure grip at the very end of the handle. This gives you a longer chopping arc and increases angular momentum.

Naturally, since the butt cap is also aluminum it shouldn't be used for heavy pounding except in an emergency.

The 7 1/2 inch blade is 3/16ths thick and the handle is made from extremely durable green canvas micarta.





Mt. Baker Mountain Knife - Style 2145

This one has a Black Linen Micarta(R) handle and is shown with the sturdy leather sheath that I make for this model.





Mt. Baker Mountain Knife - Style 2445

BG-42 blade with Desert Ironwood handle and a turquoise spacer.




Mt. Baker Mountain Knife - Style 2445

Another slightly fancy knife. Again a Stabilized Redwood handle but this time bead blasted fittings. The blade is BG-42 and Rockwells at 61.




Presentation Grade Mt. Baker Mountain Knife - Style 2445

This knife represents one of my rare excursions into the realm of art knives. To date, it is the most difficult and expensive knife I have made.

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