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G. Wiseman Handmade Pocket Knife (Black)


This classic pocket knife is a sharp, straight-talking combination of rust-resistant steel with a black micarta handle that will last through the ages. Brass pins hold the simple, compact knife together. Whether the knife is folded or open, every joint aligns seamlessly.

This is handmade by knifemaker Gene Wiseman to custom specifications exclusively for Kaufmann Mercantile.

There was a time when every man carried a knife—not for fear of being robbed, but for fear of being rendered useless by a piece of twine, a stick, or a cardboard box. This knife is small and elegant, tough as the country and smart as the city, and designed to be carried with you everywhere. A sodbuster is a simple, single-bladed knife—not too big, and not too small—named for farmers and made to be useful for just about any ordinary job.

The blade tucks cleanly into the handle, and is secure but easy to open. We worked with Wiseman to make a knife that is useful and pleasant to carry and own. Wiseman makes each of these knives one at a time, somewhere in the back-wooded border region of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The canvas micarta handle is very hard, will last forever, and won’t be affected by impact or moisture. The pivot pin is stainless steel with a brass washer, giving the pin a subtle, two-toned bullseye. The surface is smooth but not slippery—there's just enough traction to give your fingers something to grip onto.
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