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  1. Mark Knapp

    Stocking up

    74 skinners and 74 drop point hunters getting ready to go to the heat treater.
  2. Mark Knapp

    A hunter and an ulu

    I have two to show you, one is obviously a professional shot by Jim Cooper at Sharp By Coop. The other is obviously not a professional shot. This is a drop point hunter with mammoth ivory and musk ox horn. The engraving and the sheath are also by me. Overall length about 9 1/2 inches. Next...
  3. Mark Knapp

    I found the link to my tutorial on laminating abalone shell

    People were asking for this. https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/kind-of-a-persian-fighter-build-final-pictures-for-now.1251478/
  4. Mark Knapp

    I thought you might like to see this

    A medium sized cow mammoth tusk I just finished.
  5. Mark Knapp

    Blue Amber and Abalone

    My latest build is a Blue Amber and Abalone Camp Knife. The blade is heat blued 1095 and 15N20. Blade length is 5 1/2 and the overall length is 10 inches.
  6. Mark Knapp

    T'is that time of year

    Santa's been working late getting 1911 Combat Survivors ready to be shipped out for Christmas. Santa sharpens as the CNC mill engraves the blades. Lots of colors for all the good little boys and girls. The Tormek puts a razor edge on the 154 CM blades. The magazine compartments are all...
  7. Mark Knapp

    Just finished restoring this tusk

    I just finished restoring this tusk. It's owner is picking it up this week. Thought you'd like to see it before it goes.
  8. Mark Knapp

    My youngest apprentice

    Warner my youngest apprentice, 15 yrs old, started on the canister damascus for his third knife today. He wanted to do gears. The outline of the gears are nickle, and he is using three colors of powder metal. Here's some pictures. Next week, we forge weld the billet.
  9. Mark Knapp

    Latest from me, Damascus, snakewood and engraving.

    Hi everybody, it's nice to be back home. Just before I left on a month long hunt, (I guided for moose, grizzly and caribou) I finished a knife and got the images back from Coop. I didn't have time to post then so here it is now. Great job again Coop. This drop point hunter is about 9 inches...
  10. Mark Knapp

    A new one from me

    I haven't posted in a while, I thought you might like to see this new one. It will be on it's way to it's owner soon. This drop point hunter with a 4 1/2 inch damascus blade and wrought iron guard, engraved by me, has a mosaic handle of lace wood, bubinga, died sycamore and sheep horn. The...
  11. Mark Knapp

    Cholla, Turquoise, Ironwood and Nickle Silver

    Lately, I have started engraving my knives, this is the second one. Engraving is a pretty satisfying thing for me. I can lock myself away in my engraving room and let the world do it's thing outside the doors. This hunter is about 9 inches long, overall. It has cholla cactus handles with...
  12. Mark Knapp

    Some of the nicest mammoth ivory we will get this year

    Here are some very nice mammoth ivory scales, some of the best we will see this year. They have cured for over a year. I am happy to answer any questions about the stuff or working with it. It is guaranteed to be legal, (except in California, New York, New Jersey and Hawaii) and naturally...
  13. Mark Knapp

    Images leaked from Santa's secret knife shop.

    Christmas is coming and Santa is getting lots of Christmas lists with knives on them. These unauthorized images were taken at a secret, undisclosed location way up north. They show Santa and one of his best elves busily making Christmas wishes come true. 14 year old elf Warner getting...
  14. Mark Knapp

    A couple of fully restored mammoth tusks

    Lots of people ask me what mammoth tusks look like when I get them. Most of the ivory I buy is in small pieces of bark or tusk sections. Those get made into scales for knife making or sold as scrap to jewelry makers. A small percentage of it is in good enough shape to restore the tusks into...
  15. Mark Knapp

    Some very nice, very reasonably priced fossil walrus ivory

    Here are some nice fossil walrus ivory tusk sections for hidden tang knives. It is best to let them acclimate to your area for a little while, some well known makers will hold them for a year. I am happy to answer any questions about the stuff or working with it. It is guaranteed to be legal...
  16. Mark Knapp

    Some really nice black and blue mammoth ivory scales

    I am sorry, these are all sold. Here are some very nice mammoth ivory scales, some of the best we will see this year. They have cured for over a year. I am happy to answer any questions about the stuff or working with it. It is guaranteed to be legal, (except in California, New York, New Jersey...
  17. Mark Knapp

    Some black, blue and grey fossil walrus ivory

    Here are some nice fossil walrus ivory tusk sections for hidden tang knives. It is best to let them acclimate to your area for a little while, some well known makers will hold them for a year. I am happy to answer any questions about the stuff or working with it. It is guaranteed to be legal...
  18. Mark Knapp

    Some new, very nice fossil walrus ivory

    Here are some nice fossil walrus ivory tusk sections for hidden tang knives. It is best to let them acclimate to your area for a little while, some well known makers will hold them for a year. I am happy to answer any questions about the stuff or working with it. It is guaranteed to be legal...
  19. Mark Knapp

    Some more really nice fossil walrus ivory tusk sections.

    Here are some nice fossil walrus ivory tusk sections for hidden tang knives. It is best to let them acclimate to your area for a little while, some well known makers will hold them for a year. I am happy to answer any questions about the stuff or working with it. It is guaranteed to be legal...
  20. Mark Knapp

    Really nice fossil walrus ivory tusk sections

    Here are some nice fossil walrus ivory tusk sections for hidden tang knives. It is best to let them acclimate to your area for a little while, some well known makers will hold them for a year. I am happy to answer any questions about the stuff or working with it. It is guaranteed to be legal...
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