"Jim Baker" was a legend among mountain men. Friends with the likes of Kit Carson and Jim Bridger, Baker was said to be brave and loyal to a fault. Baker also led a life of adventure. From battling with Native American Indians to scouting for a railroad survey party in Salt Lake to rescuing the daughter of a Shoshone chief. Jim Baker’s stories and adventures go on and on. This is the reason we have named this handmade Damascus steel skinner after him.

Don’t let the compact form of this knife fool you. Weighing in at 8 ounces, this is definitely a man's man knife. Full tang with just over a 4” blade, this knife has the perfect weight for a skinning knife and has been built for utility and function. The flat belly and skinner tip makes this knife very easy to control and the large handle gives you plenty of leverage. A brass bolster with a finger guard gives you plenty of control over the knife while protecting your fingers as well. We like to think that Jim Baker would be very pleased to have this knife named after him and would have loved to have this knife accompany him through his many adventures. 

Made of 1095 and 15n20 sheets of steel, the high carbon content of 1095 gives this knife an extremely sharp and durable edge and makes it the ideal choice for a skinning knife. We also have a more compact skinner called the Colter with a Walnut Handle if the natural wood look appeals to you.


  • Overall Length: 8.25"

  • Handle Length: 4.125"

  • Blade Length: 4.125"

  • Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20

  • Blade thickness: 4mm

  • Damascus pattern: Twist

  • Tang: full tang

  • Number of layers: 264

  • Grind: Secondary bevel

  • Handle Material: Paka Wood

  • Includes a full-grain leather sheath, a wood presentation box, and 3ml. bottle of premium knife oil with dropper

Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials. There will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern, and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured but may differ slightly in appearance.


1095 steel is high-carbon steel and will rust if not dried and oiled after use. Hand-wash only with soap and hot water. Dry completely before oiling.


Please note that this knife cannot be cancelled after 5 days. Please allow 4 weeks for the knives to be completed. They will ship soon after that. 

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