Etched Utility Knife

Regular price $1,390.00

The Etched Utility Knife is forged by renowned metalsmith Cary Thomas in the mountains of northern Idaho.

Thomas recycles premium steel from Idaho lumber mills, repurposing ancient saw blades into knife art. His handles are one-of-a-kind, custom designed for balance and strength, and his hand-tooled sheaths are themselves singular work of art.

A beautiful, well-balanced knife with a firm and comfortable grip, the Etched Utility Knife is ideal for work such as cutting cordage, scraping hides, and cleaning fish.

Custom knives are undeniably superior to factory-made clones that inevitably wear out and depreciate. Crafted by a true master, the Etched Utility Knife is designed to be used for a lifetime and then passed on as a treasured heirloom.


  • 8670 etched steel blade; forged from 1/8th-inch lumber mill saw steel
  • wenge wood handle; complemented with turquoise and copper
  • American leather sheath; hand-tooled and customized for fit
  • vertical-carry; right hand draw
  • overall length of 9 inches; cutting edge of 5 inches
  • full tang for superior strength

All C Thomas custom knives are hand-made in the USA

  • 8670 etched steel, a premium steel used in professional-grade saw blades for durability and edge holding
  • wenge wood handle with turquoise and copper
  • overall length: 9 inches; cutting edge: 5 inches
  • vertical carry
  • saddle-grade American leather