fixed blade knives
Once upon a time I hand ground each and every blade. This makes for an expensive knife. So in order to make a superior knife at a reasonable price, I developed a network of vendors in Europe capable of machine grinding blades of the highest quality. Most of the fixed blades I now offer are machine ground, however an awful lot of old fashioned handwork still goes into every knife that leaves my workshop.
Because Using Knives are what I like best, I developed a new category of fixed blade I call Crossover Knives which are as at home in the kitchen as they are on the belt for hiking, hunting or camping. Three current models are crossover designs, the Ryback Bushcrafter, Mytuko Mini and Steakout!
For military or field operations I designed the Basic Military Field Knife while The Thorn Series has been in constant development for the last decade. My Ryback Series of kitchen cutlery combines functional design, rational manufacturing and attention to detail to offer top quality knives for daily use and enjoyment.
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Both of these knives belong to the category I call Crossover Knives. They work as well in the kitchen as they do in the field. The top knife is the Ryback Bushcrafter, below it is the Mytuko Mini.
The Steakout! is the newest addition to fixed blade lineup. Viktor Baerwald here in Germany makes an excellent slip sheath to let you carry these knives wherever you'd like to take 'em.
The Ryback Series 2 kitchen knife is the flagship of my kitchen lineup. The example shown has a Hammer Polished Becut stainless blade and black Micarta grips.
I've done Mytuko Minis with a variety of grips. These are machined from solid Titanium and have a bronze flame anodized finish. Each Mytuko Mini now includes a hand braided lanyard free of charge.
The Mini Thorn Tactical is another versatile design I offer with a variety of grips scales – here we see ranger Green G10.
The Mini Thorn Classic is hand ground from 1.2519 carbon tool steel. These knives were ground by Richard Spitzl in Bavaria. Two finishes are available: a hand satin finish done in my shop or matt, stonewashed. A leather sheath is included.
The HTevolution is robust fixed blade machine ground from 1.2379 (D2) tool steel. Grips may be in a variety of materials, shown here is basic black Micarta.
A fixed blade knife usually needs a sheath and if it needs a sheath, it needs a good sheath. Most of my leather sheaths are individually hand made in Franken by Viktor Baerwald. You will be impressed!