Wilderness Companion High Carbon Steel Camping Bushcraft Skinning Hunting Backpacking Knife 4" Blade Custom Handmade Fire Creek Forge

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Preparation takes 3-4 weeks
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Made in Troy, Idaho

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This is a full tang knife with a 4 inch blade. It is optimally designed for wilderness and bushcraft tasks. This is the smallest of our Wilderness line. It is built from 1/8" 1095 high carbon steel. The blade has a high flat grind that gives it excellent cutting clearance while retaining the blade strength. The blade is heat treated for edge holding capability and toughness.

The handle scales are made from micarta, with solid brass rivets.

I can finish the micarta handles with a rough surface for even better grip in all conditions. The pictured knife has a smooth finished handle.

All my knives are built from scratch. I begin construction with a blank bar of steel, blocks or sheets of handle material, and any other raw materials needed for the knife. I hand build and hand stitch the leather sheaths.

I've been using knives for years. I'm always thinking of improvements to make a better blade. Because of this, I have come up with several of my own designs. The custom blades shown represent years of knife use and tweaking to put all of the best features together.

Average review
Slight difference from the original knife I have but in a positive direction. I still love mine and this new one is going to someone as a gift. A very nice gift that will last a lifetime. Thanks Williams Built for another great knife!
Sep 20, 2017 by tgs323
Chatted with Mr. Williams a few times via email and he pretty much steered me in the right direction. I could not be happier, very nice well made knife. I will be buying anouther one from him in the future.
Apr 29, 2017 by rcrob625
Apr 19, 2017 by Kaela Plyler
Excellent quality across the board. This is my first time purchasing a hand-made knife and I can tell you its even better looking in real life. Great balance and razor sharp! Thanks!
Apr 13, 2016 by Jesse Street
Outstanding Craftsmanship! Well built and sturdy knife
Mar 17, 2016 by jake03066

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Warranty, Refund, Warnings, and Proper Use - Please Read:

Note: "FCF" = Fire Creek Forge

-All knives are shipped razor sharp! Please exercise due caution.

-If your Williams Built Blades knife breaks or fails due to faulty workmanship or defective materials, I will replace it free of charge. This does not include normal wear, abuse, lack of maintenance, or unintended use of the knife.

-I do not accept returns on knives, except I will consider on a case by case basis knives that have not been used and are in the same condition, within seven business days from the date of purchase. (THIS WILL NOT APPLY TO CUSTOM DESIGN ORDERS.) If I decide to accept a knife back under these circumstances, I may require some proof of the condition of the knife. If I receive the knife back and it is not in the condition agreed on, your refund amount will be adjusted accordingly at my discretion, up to and including no refund at all, and your knife being shipped back to you. As much as it would be nice to offer refunds at the drop of a hat, I am not able to do that. Each knife has a lot of time into it. Once purchased, the money is a part of the minimal funds to re purchase supplies and operating costs, as well as feed my family. I cannot currently accommodate refunding monies in that manner.

-Even "stainless steel" is sometimes prone to corrosion or rust, but non-stainless steels (such as high carbon and tool steels) require attention to cleaning, drying and oiling as needed. If you intend to use the knife in extreme conditions (i.e.: salt water climates, rain forest, etc.) extra care will likely be required to maintain your carbon steel knife.

-Carbon and tool steels acquire a colored finish or patina with use over time. This can help inhibit rust, but is not a substitute for regular care.

-Natural handle materials are more prone to wear and the elements than synthetic materials. If you have a wood handled knife it may need maintenance from time to time. Boiled linseed oil is recommended for this. Clean the wood, rub oil on generously and let set overnight. Repeat if needed.

-Knives should not be stored in leather sheaths as this can encourage corrosion. If your sheath becomes damp, it should be dried thoroughly as soon as possible before further use.

Use With Ferrocerium Rods:
There is a reason (most) ferro rods com with a separate striker, and it is preferred that you use that or another striker such as a section of hacksaw blade. The cutting edge should never be used to strike any type of flint or ferro rod on any knife.
The spine (back) of the knife can be used as a striker in a pinch and most FCF knives are capable of this.
However, this will leave evidence on the spine of your knife, including possible small nicks in the steel of the knife. Done properly, this will never result in structural damage to your knife. Aesthetic damage resulting from this kind of use is not covered by the WilliamsBuilt warranty.

Additional policies

WilliamsBuiltBlades and Fire Creek Forge are copyrighted names. All copyrights are retained on past and current images and logos.

All images are originated and copyrighted by Elijah Williams and WilliamsBuiltBlades© / Fire Creek Forge and may not be used or reproduced without permission. The WilliamsBuilt© name and logo (W compass B) are copyrights of Elijah Williams and WilliamsBuilt© and may not be used or reproduced without permission. The Fire Creek Forge logo, compass points with the letters F, C, F, nestled in betwee the points, is copyrighted.

I am not liable for irresponsible or illegal use of knives I sell. If you are stupid or are a criminal, go away. If you are going to cut your arm off, (not recommended) make sure you have a good health insurance policy. If you don't know how to safely use a knife, seek professional training. By purchasing a WilliamsBuilt© knife or Fire Creek Forge knife you are asserting that you are legally able to possess said knife. It is your responsibility to make sure you are complying with all applicable laws where you are when it comes to knives, blades, daggers, and such.

Otherwise, enjoy your WilliamsBuilt© blade and Fire Creek Forge Knife!

Tax Information:
WilliamsBuiltBlades, and Fire Creek Forge is an enterprise of Williams Cabin Supply. WilliamsCabinSupply collects Idaho sales tax (6%) on sales to Idaho residents. Permit Number: 004664740