Our knives are one of a kind. No where in the world will you find our style knives. RechaSmiths are the creators of the Original Recha Blade inlay design and leaf knife design.
All of our knives are forged in homemade hardwood charcoal and sometimes in soft coal. I don't really want to support the modern mining practices. All of our knives are hammered by hand and lightly touched with a sharpening stone. Some knives have more time put into the sharpening than others. Sharpening time affects the look of the knife. For example, it will show less of a hammer/forged finish. The uniqueness of these knives is that they're made from one solid piece of high carbon steel and the shape is derived by hand not technology. Our knives are also attached to the handle with the original RechaSmiths vine wraps. At times we might use hot rivets.
We harvest the wood for our handles ourselves from dead limbs and downed trees. Our favorite wood to work with is Osage orange, also known as hedge. This is one of the hardest hardwoods found in North America. It was praised by the Native Americans for making stick bows. It turns from a yellow to a dark orange in time, almost a cherry type color. All of our handles are carved by hand.
All of our knives come stamped, carved or chiseled with a Recha "R". In some rare cases we have used an "X" or an " A". If we use silver, it's .999 fine silver and is stamped with a .999 FS. Our knives can come dated or personalized with your initials. For example we could carve your initials in the wood, the blade or within the iron work on the handle.
All of our sheaths are made by hand using leather that we tanned ourselves the native way, using no toxins. We use buckskin, buffalo, cowhide and wood. Not all of our knives come with sheaths, if they do, it will be in the description. If you'd like one made, contact us.
Our Recha Knives come razor sharp. To sharpen, you can gently strop it on a piece of leather or for that matter, even on a pair of your favorite jeans. Be careful not to cut yourself. In time you will need to use a stone, we suggest using fine grit and just a couple strokes.
We suggest that you dry your knife thoroughly after use. Periodically you can coat the whole knife with some olive oil and in time if you wish, you can lightly sand the knife with a light sand paper and re-oil.