Feathered Skinner


Hi, I took a linerlock class with Bill Burke and Dave Lisch a few months ago and have used my lockdown time wisely, making folders.
This one is of my own design, and crushed Ws feathered 1084/15n20 damascus. Liners are Ti. Scales are local elk on bronze spacer.. Rick Dunkerly and Tracy’s videos were a big help. The knife has a fully opened spine for easy cleaning of flesh and fur. Let me know what you think of the design.


Dennis Morland

Very interesting but I really like different. I can honestly say, I do not think I have seen a similar knife. Very cool!
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John Wilson

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^^^ I’m with those two! Talk about unique! The feather damascus is amazing to begin with. Then you add the bolster and that gorgeous handle- killer combination.

What I really respect is that you know this knife won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but for a whole lot of people that is exactly why they will go ga-ga for it. This knife would be the centerpiece of a collection.


Thanks guys. Validation of a design is huge for me. I spent 18 years in Kodiak and hunted alot. Hunting light, and ease of movement through the brush was important enough for me that I hunted the last 9 years handgun only. I was good with a 44 and a cross chest carry never got hung up in the alders. That being said, I never carried a folding knife due to its limitations, but mostly because it got too gunked up when dressing an animal or two, or five! This design is what I would want to carry on a hunt. Gotta design a good carry sheath now, or just go to Paul! Any sheath ideas for a big folder would be appreciated.