Please note this is not a copy of the Skookum, or even what Mors described in his first book (which was a Mora). What it is, is my interpretation of the blades seen to be made by Mors on various videos which he would hand out to those without an appropriate blade. Mine however are made with far better blade steel and a few other build improvements. To this end my knives have:
A blade 4 fingers long
An edge which curves continually along its length
The edge comes close to the handle so no wasted blade
A point which is between the spine and the center point for 'drilling' holes
A fine sharp edge and point primarily for working wood (it must be able to carve a netting needle and spindle and make a try stick)
Carbon steel so it can be used as a steel in fire lighting
The scales are made of seasoned ash, a wood used for hockey stick and other handles as per MK`s
A handle which is 'full length'
Handle is more oblong than oval for grip
The improvements I have made to the original build included
2mm 01 steel. The blades are given my special heat treatment resulting in an RC of 59 to 60 for a great edge, whilst remaining an easy to sharpen
Blade’s hand sanded to 600g for a working finish, a nod to Mors unpolished blades
26-degree 'Scandi' grind for durability and 90deg spine for scraping a ferrocerium rod and other materials
Full tang construction to improve strength and balance
Scales are glued in place with G-flex resin to increase durability and prevent water ingress. 3 stainless steel tubes are fitted, rather than pins, for either a lanyard cord and or lashing to a pole. This increases reach and improves effectiveness when gathering materials such as thatching, not to make a spear!
Handles are smoothed rather than polished and sealed with 3 layers of Danish oil
Whilst my version is full tang it would not be described as unbreakable as Mors said of his idea of a 'survival' knife. These blades are designed for working wood to produce useful items or for kitchen duties whilst making short work of guttin n gillin duties.
I am happy to do light battening to produce kindling or truncate pieces of timber with this knife but is not made to be beaten thorough a large piece of well-seasoned knotty oak or bashed in-to a tree and stood on! If you want to do this use an axe or buy 1 of my survival blades.
Please note there are 3 options for the standard knife:
Knife only as Mors would have handed out his blades
With a custom made neck carry sheath
With the addition of a Scandinavian belt dangler to allow belt carry.
Also available as an optional extra:
3mm stock or 4mm stock can also be utilised to provide a virtually indestructible survival knife.
Micarta or g10 scales and G10 liners of various colour i.e., again virtually indestructible.
Loveless or Corby bolts
Blade hand rubbed to 1200 grit and edge polished to a mirror edge
Please note this would require relevant wait time as with my other knives as this would make it a custom build.
Blade length 90mm handle 100mm. Please note measurements are approximate, and adjustable, as all work is carried out by hand and eye.