Mountain Man Era Knives
The Hudson Bay Camp Knife
photo by Gary Kelley
The Hudson Bay Camp Knife (above) 7" blade is forged from 1/4" spring steel. It has a gun barrel browned blade - full tang, walnut handle fastened by brass pins and washers. Knife with 7" blade and full tang handle.
PKA Award Knife '96
Featured in April 2001 Muzzleblast Magazine
article by Butch Winter
photo by BladeGallery.com
This Cumberland Knife (left), named for Cumberland Gap explorers, has a 7" blade, forged from 5160 high-carbon leaf spring steel. It has a full tang and pinned hardwood slab handle with brass trim. The flat ground edge is hardened for strength and tempered to hold a good working edge, yet is easy to sharpen. Knife with 7" blade and full tang handle.
Cumberland Knife featured in Tactical Knives Mag Sept 2007
"The Cumberland is one of those timeless knife patterns that has weathered the test of time from the IRON AGE to the turn of the 20th Century. What Mike Mann creates is that scarce mingling of tradition, aesthetics & function."