Custom hunting knives from Rocky Bob’s Fly Fishing Rods are a beautiful blend of function and form – serving both as an effective tool and as an heirloom knife that can be passed down from generation to generation.
Rocky Bob’s magnificent custom hunting knives allow hunters to efficiently and effectively harvest meat during the field dressing process. They’re also ideal for campers, for people who get in a jam in the wilderness, and for anyone who appreciates a great blade.
Rocky Bob is an avid outdoorsman, with 45+ years of experience hunting, fishing, and as an outdoorsman. He hand crafts custom hunting knives, one at a time on his work bench. What’s more, Rocky Bob’s custom knives typically are completed in 45 days or less, and for half the price of custom knives sold through well-known outdoor/sportsman retail chains.
Custom Hunting Knives: Options for Blade Materials & Lengths
The blades for Rocky Bob’s custom hunting knives have a rating of 62 on the Rockwell scale. (The Rockwell scale determines a blade’s hardness and durability.) Most knives are rated 50 and below. This means custom hunting knives from Rocky Bob are stronger, harder, and stay sharp longer.
In addition, custom hunting knives from Rocky Bob are cryo-tempered. This means the blades are frozen to temperatures of minus 300 degrees, resulting in a custom knife with a super-durable blade that keeps going and going.
Available Blade Lengths: Blade lengths are available 3 inches, 4 inches, and 5.75 inches.
Rocky Bob offers two choices for blade materials:
- Stainless Steel Blade: Available in satin silver. Some models also are available in stone-washed gray.
- Damascus-style Steel Blade: Damascus-style steel incorporates multiple types of steel. The forging process results in beautiful patterns and swirls in the metal blade, and a superior, stronger knife blade. Through our research, we have found a superior Damascus-style steel that is one of the best and most durable in the world. An added plus, the Damascus-style steel that we use for our custom hunting knives is made in the United States of America.
Custom Hunting Knives: Options for the Handle
Rocky Bob crafts offers a wide variety of choices for the handle of his custom hunting knives. Options for the handle include:
- Fiddleback Maple (the wood used most for building violins)
- Curly Koa
- Desert Ironwood (one of the hardest woods on the planet)
- Claro Walnut
- Other Woods
- Synthetic Ivory & Macedon Bone
- Mother of Pearl (black or white)
Limited Edition Custom Hunting Knife
Limited Edition, All-purpose Custom Knife
Blade: 2 5/8-inch Damascus Blade with choice of Handle Material & Leather Sheath
This compact custom hunting knife has a 2 5/8-inch blade and an overall length of 6 inches. This is a beautiful, functional, all-purpose knife for fish, bird & game, as well as camping and hiking. The synthetic ivory handle has the look and feel of real ivory. The patented material used for the handle is manufactured so that it has the molecular construction of real ivory, while saving elephants. The Damascus-style steel blade features beautiful swirls and patterns, with more than 400 layers and a Rockwell hardness rating of 60. This makes the blade beautiful, functional, and extremely sharp. A heavy-duty, 6- to 8-ounce pouch-style leather sheath is included. This all-purpose custom knife offers the quality found in knives that cost twice as much. This limited-edition knife is built to last and be passed down to future generations, making it an ideal gift for Father’s Day, or any day. Only 30 of these knives are being built.
Stainless Steel Custom Hunting Knives
Blade: 3-inch 440C Stainless Blade with choice of Handle Material & Leather Sheath
The Stainless Sportsman ia a perfect knife for its size, and it’s a great trout & bird or small game knife. (However, I have a friend who says he could dress an elk with this knife.) The Stainless Sportsman 3-inch is super strong from the Cryo-tempering. It’s easy to sharpen and stays sharp longer than store-bought knives. The Stainless Sportsman 3-inch knife comes with a fitted 8-9 oz. leather pouch sheath. Both will last through generations.
Blade: A 5.75-inch 440C Stainless Flexible with choice of Handle Material & Leather Sheath
The Stainless Sportsman Bird knife is the best Duck, Pheasant, Goose & Turkey knife you can buy. It’s got a long, flexible, super sharp blade perfect for breasting out birds, or filleting a bass or other fish. This custom hunting knife comes with a heavy duty 8-9 oz. pouch sheath.
Damascus Steel Custom Hunting Knives
Blade: Damascus Steel 3-Inch Blade with choice of Handle Material & Leather Sheath
The Damascus steel blade on this custom knife is a mosaic of beautiful, swirling patterns that tell a story of strength and hard work. Using a blend of modern steel, this knife achieves a sharpness for which Damascus-style blades are known. This knife is made to handle all of the needs of any outdoor sortie: clean a trout, cut a burger, or skin a deer. This knife handles tasks with the grace and balance of a surgeon’s scalpel. With both beauty and a keen edge, this knife will be the envy of all your outdoor buddies. You will be proud to pass this knife down. Hand sharpened with a hand-fitted, heavy-duty 8-9 ounce leather pouch sheath.
Blade: Damascus Steel 4-Inch Blade with choice of Handle Material and Leather Sheath
Damascus steel blades have been the Holy Grail for sportsman’s knives for a long time. Most lesser-grade Damascus steel blades are made from just two, low-grade steels. In contrast, the Damascus-style steel blades on Rocky Bob’s custom hunting knives are made from many modern steels blended together to create the magnificent swirl and waves seen in Damascus-style steel knife blades. You’ll never worry about rusting with this steel: the entire full-tang knife is made from this high-tech steel. This custom hunting knife is designed to be your primary big game tool. It’s also nimble enough to handle bird and fishing chores as well. With both beauty and a keen edge, this knife will be the envy of all your outdoor buddies. You will be proud to pass this knife down. This custom knife is hand sharpened with a hand-fitted heavy 8-9 oz. leather pouch sheath.
Blade: Damascus Steel 5 Inch Blade with choice of Handle Material and Leather Sheath
If you could only have one Damascus steel knife, this is the knife you want. It features a heavy-duty full tang. This knife is so well balanced, it’s pure joy to use. The Damascus Big Game custom hunting knife can be used for everything from cleaning a trout to dressing out an elk or moose. (In the right hands, you could also use it to build a small log shelter.) This custom knife is the ultimate sportsman gift that will last several lifetimes. Damascus Steel has both the “romance” of old time woodmen’s traditions along with the rugged sharpness and functionality that you require in the modern age. Hand sharpened with a hand fitted heavy 8-9 oz. leather pouch sheath.
Our Process of Buying A Custom Hunting Knife
Rocky Bob’s custom hunting knives feature a money-back guarantee. To order a custom knife, contact Rocky Bob , or call 720.810.9763 in Colorado USA. We will discuss the style and options you want, and then invoice you. Once payment is made, we will craft and ship the custom hunting knife of your dreams.
About The Knife Maker
Rocky Bob Knowles has more than 45 years of experience as an outdoorsman (fishing & hunting). He has been making custom hunting knives for 30 years and handcrafts them one at a time on his work bench. He makes full tang, fixed-blade knives. “It is my opinion that knife crafting is both a science and an art,” he said. “I believe that a knife is beautiful as well as providing function for hunters, fishermen, and outdoorsmen. Each knife is carefully balanced, and I enjoy crafting knives for men and for women.”
Rocky Bob’s Guarantee
Rocky Bob’s custom knives are carefully crafted by hand, on a workbench. If you’re not happy with one of my custom knives, send it back within 2 weeks and we will offer you a complete refund.