Very nice. One photo, the top one, looks similar to a knife I bought at a yard sale for 99 cents. A Henckels chef knife, broken and a little rusty. I ground it down and made a first class skinning knife out of it. The rust came off with a little elbow grease. Had it until the flood. The sheath was Tandy 7 oz. to 8 oz. leather I made, a taco style that rode fairly high on the belt. Used six stitches per inch four prong tool to punch the leather and saddle stitch thread. It was oil tanned. The knife was a real swift cutter for removal of hide. Simple design knives that fit the hand with good balance and quality high carbon steel, are worth their weight in gold. I notice that the Smith knife, appears to be oil blued. Nice and traditional.
By Steve Hanner
Prior to calling Lacy Smith of Smith Knives, I took the time to make a pot of coffee and I am sure glad I did. Our phone conversation went almost an hour and the cough/ cold congestion I am fighting left me gasping for air and gulps of coffee helped keep my throat from drying up completely.
Lacy Smith is an interesting person, he’s been making knives, first as a hobby and then full time and would sell you one of his custom knives along with sharing his personal faith in a wonderful one,two presentation.
For many years he designed and made automotive parts with contracts and a thriving business. When his industry suffered a downturn in 2008. Lacy found himself looking for other opportunities. Smith spent a lot of time praying, asking for guidance. It wasn’t long before his hobby of making knives opened up to…
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