Enzo Trapper Knife

When my interest in bushcraft began to occupy my time, I was hugely dissappointed with the vast majority of knives available to consumers. After hours of research and several bad knife purchases I decided that I would build my own custom knife.

I started with a few knife blanks that were hand forged. These proved out, but were not quite what I was looking for when it came to a good field knife as well as holding some utility purposes. I researched folks like Ray Mears, and Mors Kochanski to determine what they considered a good field or bushcraft blade. Additionally, I dug into names from the past like George Washington Sears “Nessmuk”, Calvin Rutstrum, and Horace Kephart to get a better understanding of the role a blade played into these men’s lives.

I can’t say that I am any more qualified than these other individuals in designing the perfect field knife, but I have learned a lot about blade characteristics after field testing what each of the above folks considered a very good quality knife. There are pro’s and con’s to each style and design chosen by the folks above, and I really didn’t feel qualified to improve upon any of these knives.

What I did end up discovering was that there are endless styles of knives, and as we know there is not a single knife that is perfect in every situation. I feel that most knife-makers spend too much time over thinking the issue. So like the folks listed above, I have learned that simplicity is the key to a good knife. Single tang, single beveled edge, and flat spine able to strike firesteel or process bark into a tinder nest, along with an easy to sharpen blade made from quality steel. With these basic requirements I decided on the Enzo Knife blanks as the shape was parallel to common bushcraft knives preferred today.

I started with a single knife for myself, but as my friends kept asking where they could get one, I soon found myself making several tens of these, so I occassionally have an extra one or two for sale here. I do take custom requests, so use the contact form below to request a custom knife.

Enzo Knife Gallery

Enzo Myrtle Burl Knife
Enzo Myrtle Burl
Enzo Burl Ash Knife
Enzo Burl Ash
Enzo Ebony Knife
Enzo Ebony
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Enzo Knives

 

 

 

 

Enzo Lost Coyote Knife
Enzo Lost Coyote
Enzo Mazul Birch Knife
Enzo Mazul Birch

 

 


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