Outdoor & EDC Blades
This is a design that took several prototypes to arrive at. The design objective with this blade was to create an EDC design that could be carried and used for many different purposes. The Mako name came about becuse of its sharklike profile. It can also be optioned out in many different ways, from glued up scales to removable scales, full flat grind, high saber grind, with a swedge or without. It can also have the option of a vertical or horizontal carry sheath, as well as a necker kydex sheath or a pocket clip sheath. The most interesting aspect of this model is that it will be the vehicle that I try out new and exotic steels. The first batch is in Bohler M390, but over time I expect to make this particular model in dozens of different steels. It has fast become one of my favorite models to make.
This is the Creely Blades spin on the classic drop point Hunter made famous by Robert Loveless. Again this design was an evolution of several versions of the drop point Hunter and this is where we ended up. A tapered tang is optional on this model and is perfect for general use, and particularly geared towards the kind of animal processing that a Hunter would need out in the field.
The modern bushcrafter is a considerable step up in size from the drop point Hunter, and although this could be used in a hunting setting it is more geared towards a general camp knife or a bushcraft knife. This can be ground in either a high saber grind or a true scandi grind. The tapered tang is also an option on this model.
Many knife makers make their rendition of the Alan Wood woodlore, and this is mine. This is a great and simple design that just does what it's supposed to do. The shape and dimensions of this blade are not identical to the knife that inspired it, but it catches much of that same spirit. The steel choices are a little more limited in this model because the grind style it requires steels with high toughness. This model is available with a tapered tang.
Murray Carter is a 17th Generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith as well as an ABS master smith and has graciously opened up his designs for other blade makers to use. I think his "perfect" model is one of his best. Although I make some of these with traditional carbon steels, as well as some San Mai, but my favorite thing to make these out of is very modern steels. The ones that come from Carter cutlery are made for the most part out of very traditional materials put together in a very traditional way. The Creely blades version departs from the original in regards to modern material usage, and techniques.