Nessmuk knives are named after the famous sportswriter George W. Sears who wrote for the Forest and Stream magazine in 1880s and was keen on the view that spending time in natural surroundings and indulging in activities like canoeing, and camping is beneficial for people of all body type since he himself was a frail man. Perkins has got to offer Nessmuk knives that are exactly the same in design as they were in Sears’ ‘Woodcraft’ book. The Nessmuk knife offered by perkins is made of the very beautiful and robust damascus steel having wavy pattern on the surface. The length of the blade is 5 inches and the handle, made of Burl wood is of 4.5 inches. The knife comes with a handmade leather sheath.
What is Nessmuk Knife?
Nessmuk knife origin can be traced back to the last decades of 1800s, made by a sportswriter writer of the Forest and Stream magazine, George W. Sears who used the pen name Nessmuk and hence the name of the knife. This knife was one of the three instruments which he designed himself for his adventurous expeditions. There is no valid proof of the existence of this knife before Nessmuk and it finds its first mention in his own book about camping, ‘Woodcraft’. The knife is a multipurpose knife which can prove to be helpful in tough conditions. Over the years the knife has seen modifications but it has managed to retain its usefulness and popularity.
Nessmuk Knives Feature:
Nessmuk knife was used by its creator George W. Sears as a part of his travelling kit which he got specially made and designed himself. It’s first picture was printed in his book Woodcraft. Nessmuk knife is still used for the same purpose and is a part of survival kit as a kind of hunting knife. The knives have a striking feature and that is the hump of the blade which makes the knife multipurpose. It gives the knife a more robust tip, can be used as a primitive spoon or even as a draw knife. Perkins also offers a hunting Nessmuk knife made of damascus steel. The blade is of 5 inches, the handle made of Burl wood and it is also accompanied by a handmade leather sheath.