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Categories --> Maker --> Arbuckle, Jim, J.S.

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Hunting Knife with Leopardwood and Mammoth Ivory by Jim Arbuckle, J.S.
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I've carried and used knives of some kind all my life. Growing up in Washington State, I spent most weekends hunting and fishing. I have a fair understanding of what features make a knife usable. I know that stopping to sharpen a knife while dressing out an elk in 20-degree weather on the side of a mountain is frustrating as well as dang inconvenient. I also know that a knife suitable for trout isn't ideal for salmon.

I started making knives on a regular basis in 1979 after reading Sid Latham's book "Knives and Knife Makers". By 1996, my interest had turned into a passion, and had expanded to forging, so I attend the ABS Bladesmithing School (ABS) in Washington, AR. Not only did I learn the art of forging knives but also forged friendships, which I still cherish today. In 2000, I returned to Washington, AR and took the ABS Damascus course with Bill Moran. In June of 2007, I completed all requirements and became a Journeyman Smith in the American Bladesmith Society.

Every knife I make is constructed as if I was making it for myself. My cutting edges are as hard a practical for the type of knife. I do my own heat-treating, and test every knife before it leaves the shop. I make forged and stock removal blades using materials best suited to the task intended for the knife. I prefer exotic hardwoods and natural materials for handles, but use Micarta and stabilized woods where more appropriate. I forge 5160, 1084, 1095 and 52100 carbon steels, I stock remove D2, ATS-34, 440C and O1. I make my own Damascus (pattern welded) steel. My knives are constructed with the idea that whether they are working knives or fantasy knives they are still knives -- and should be able to function as such.

I believe very strongly in sole authorship. I forge, grind, heat treat, finish and embellish all my knives myself. I do most of my own leatherwork. If the knife does not perform, I cannot blame it on anyone else! Most of my knives are "one-of-a-kind working knives with bragging rites". My goal is to make knives so fine that if you pick one up, you would rather part with the money than the knife!

Affiliations:

  • ABS (American Bladesmith Society) Journeyman Smith (2007)
  • ASM (Materials Information Society International)
PREVIOUSLY SOLD ITEMS
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Arbuckle Fine Point Slicer with Rosewood Dymondwood (5 1/3 in.)
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Journeyman Smith Test Knife
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Bocote Skinner
Journeyman Smith Test Knife
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Chef's Utility (4-1/8") with Maple Burl
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Chef's Utility Knife with Black/Silver Dymondwood (4 in)
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Cocobolo Utility
Journeyman Smith Test Knife
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Diamond Wood Utility
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Diamondwood Utility
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EMT Utility Knife (3-3/8 in.) with DymondWood
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EMT Utility with White Micarta (3-1/2 in)
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Fiddle Back Maple Hunter
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Fillet/Boning Knife (6-1/2 in.) with Cocobolo DymondWood
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Fine Point Slicer with Cocobolo (5")
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Hunter with Cocobolo DymondWood
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Hunter with Cocobolo Dymondwood
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Hunting Knife with Dymondwood
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Hunting Knife with Spalted Maple
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Myrtle Wood Humpback Skinner
Journeyman Smith Test Knife
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Neck Knife with Black Linen Micarta
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Neck Knife with Red Snakeskin Sycamore
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Norwegian Influenced Fillet Knife
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Scalpel Desk Knife with Snakeskin Sycamore
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Scalpel Desk Knife with Snakeskin Sycamore
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Skinner with Cocobolo DymondWood
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Skinner with Dymondwood
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Slicer with Cocobolo Dymondwood (5-1/4 inch)
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Slicer with Mallee Burl (5-1/4 in)
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Slicer with Rosewood Dymondwood (7-1/2 inch)
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Stacked Grip Utility/Hunter
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Sway Back Hunter with Cocobolo Dymondwood
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Sway Back Hunter with Rosewood Dymondwood
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Swayback Hunter with Fiji Orange Dymondwood
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Swayback Hunter/Utility
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Upswept Rosewood Hunter
Journeyman Smith Test Knife
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Upswept Skinner with Cocobolo Dymondwood (4-1/2 in.)
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Wharncliffe Chef's Utility Knife (4 in) with Snakeskin Sycamore
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Wharncliffe Chef's Utility Knife (4-1/4 in) with Eucalyptus Burl
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Wharncliffe Parer with Cocobolo Dymondwood (2 3/4 in)
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Wharncliffe Slicer with Orange Dymondwood (4 2/3 in.)
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Wharncliffe Slicer with Rosewood Dymondwood (4 in.)
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