George Sears, best known as Nessmuk, wrote about this knife style in his book Woodcraft, first published in 1920. Since then, this style of knife has been named after him. He talks about a this knife as being "thin in the blade, and handy for skinning, cutting meat or eating with."
Two different Dan Koster Nessmuk are available on the Working Knives web site (www.workingknives.com).
Both come with a "quick-draw" sheath.
- 9.5” overall
- 5.25” blade
- edge quenched
- scandi grind at 12.5 degrees
- 3/32" stock
- 4.25” handle
- as forged flats
The first has a Curly Maple handle w/brass pins and lanyard tube for $155.
The second has a Natural Canvas handle w/aluminum pins and lanyard tube for $130.
This is the "quick-draw" sheath.
This is a picture of the "quick-draw" sheath with a green canvas Nessmuk.
The knives and sheath are also available separately.
If anyone has one of these and can offer a review, that would be great!
Thanks for looking. Jim