Knives
  All knives here are knapped by Michael McGrath and assembled by him with real
deer sinew, hide glue, and his own special recipe for pine pitch glue.  If you are looking
for an accurate replica of what was likely used by the Indians of old, than you need not
look any further than this page.  There are a lot of knives out there for sale, and 90%
of them are knapped from obsidian slabs fixed in stone or antler handles with modern
epoxy glue.  Many of these knives are for art shops, gun shows, and high end
collectors.  Those who knap slabs have mastered a special art, but Mike's blades are all
knapped by percussion just like the ancient ones were.  He tries to keep to authenticity
more than grand showmanship, but if you desire a flashy modern looking blade &
handle I'm sure he can do that too.  His knives are priced to sell and intended for
display purposes only.  If you would like a knife made for hunting uses, please contact
Mike so that he can make it to fit your durability and sharpness needs.  Mike and
Susquehanna Woodland Designs are not responsible for misuse of knives you purchase
or injuries from normal use, and by purchasing the knife you agree to this.  
   
   If you desire a knife that you do not see here, please contact Mike for a special order
at mike@susquehanna-wd.com.
K07-02
Hardin Knife
Here is one of the nicest knives I've ever made.  It's 4 1/2 inch Hardin
point hafted onto the leg bone of a deer with pine pitch glue, hide glue, and
deer sinew.  Everything about this knife is just so archaic looking.  The
Hardin point is made out of Edwards Plateau chert from Texas.  This knife
I can easily see sheathed on an Archaic hunter back around 4,000 B.C.


                              
                                                
$40.00

        
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K07-01
This is one sharp knife.  I made this as a replica for an Indian
reenactor in the 400th Anniversary of the Jamestown
settlement that happened this year.  The blade is made out of
Kentucky Hornstone with a wood handle, hafted with pine
pitch glue, hide glue, and real deer sinew.  This is my ideal
model for a skinning knife for a deer hunter.  This would get
the job done twice as fast as steel.

                                     
$45.00
        
Adena Knife
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K07-03
Here's a nice Dovetail point made out of Mook Jasper from
Australia that's hafted into a deer antler handle with pine
pitch glue, hide glue, and real deer sinew.  The color in the
blade is super with purples, yellows, and reds.  This one nice
looking knife.

                                      
$35.00
Dovetail Knife
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K07-04
Dovetail Knife
This is without a doubt the most fantastic knife I've ever
made.  The blade is a Dovetail made from the highest quality
of Flint Ridge Chert, and the handle is made from a most
unique deer antler that had two small brow tines that allows
the knife to stand on it's own for display purposes.  Of course
the blade is secured in the antler handle with my own pine
pitch glue, hide glue, and real deer sinew.

                                   
$75.00
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Here's a beautiful deer antler handled knife that measures 8
1/2 inches long.  The point is made from Texas Root Beer
flint  & is flawless.  The blade was secured in the antler
handle with my own pine pitch glue, hide glue, and deer
sinew.  This is a great knife that has translucent qualities
when held up to a bright light

                                   
$60.00
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Pictured here is a knife from my personal collection.  This knife was too large and great to let out of my hands!!!  At over 11 3/4 inches
long this knife makes a bold statement.  The blade is made out of our native Esopus Chert from eastern New York State.  I knapped
this massive blade while at
Ken Wallace's shop in Castile, 2008 and knew right away that I wanted to make a huge knife out of it.  The
handle is made from a bovine leg bone and has replica Innuit scrimshaw on the handle.  Since this first scrimshaw attempt, many have
requested it when ordering a knife from me.  Of course, the blade is secured in the handle with my own pine pitch glue, and deer
sinew. The butt of the knife has a deer antler base secured in it with my pine pitch glue.  I included a picture of this knife here so that
people could see an example of my scrimshaw work.

                               If I were to sell a similiar knife it would be
$200.00  THIS KNIFE IS NOT FOR SALE
Pictured here is one of the finest knives I've ever made.  The Dovetail blade is made out of a rare red veined piece of Peoria
Burlington Chert and measures approximately 5 inches in length.  The handle is of course whitetail deer and is scrimshawed with
Innuit type scrimshaw depicting a caribou hunting scene.  The blade is hafted to the handle with my own pine pitch glue and whitetail
deer sinew.  This piece was flawless and was a special order for an Alaskan Police officer.  I can't make a knife better than this one.
                              
                                                                                              
$130.00
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K09-03
Mayan Eccentric
This is a very unique knife.  Mayan Eccentric knives were often
made similiar to the one here with all the serrations and odd
notchings.  The handle is a deer leg bone and I've scrimshawed
Mayan symbols into the body of the handle on both sides.  The
blade is secured with my own pine pitch glue recipe.  Total length
is 5 3/4 inches with a blade length of 3 inches.  This is an awesome
knife that I may keep if it doesn't sell.

                                     
$45.00
        
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K09-04
Hardin Scrimshaw
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work
This is a very awesome knife.  The Hardin Point blade is 4 1/2 inches and
made from Burlington Chert.  The deer leg bone handle is scrimshawed with
atlatl hunters shooting caribou with darts.  This knife is destined to become
someone's heirloom piece.  The point is hafted with deer sinew, my own pine
pitch glue, and hide glue.  The knifes total length is 10 inches.
                                    
                                                    
$75.00
        
K09-01
Scrimshaw Woodland Knife
Since I've had so many offers on the other scrimshawed knife that is featured on this page, I decided to make a similiar one for sale.  
The blade is a flawless, 5 inches long, and made from high quality Georgetown Flint from Texas.  It's hafted into a bovine bone with
hide glue, my own pine pitch glue, and deer sinew.  The scrimshaw is of ancient bow hunters hunting and killing caribou.  This style of
scrimshaw is modeled after actual artifacts found from the Innuit Indians in Alaska.  The hand carved butt cap is made from maple
and accented with deer sinew.  The total length of this knife is 10 1/2 inches.  This is an extremely fine knife and a one of a kind.  You
will not find work like this from any other flintknapper.  This knife is a must have for any knife collector.
                                    
                                                                                              
$135.00
        
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side + close-ups of the scrimshaw
work
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side + close-ups of the scrimshaw
work
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