We have partnered with Forseti Steel to bring some of their unique knives to our Staghead gift collection. All Forseti Steel knives are made by hand and are painstakingly crafted, one at a time.

"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 looks appeal 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. 

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. 



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

Returns & Exchanges

We do accept returns and exchanges as long as the knife is returned within 30 days of receiving it, and is returned in perfect condition. Please email us for instructions on sending the knife in!

Custom knives are final sale and may not be returned for any portion of a refund or store credit. “Custom” means altering the knife in any way from the listing you purchased it from including changing the materials, adding a custom knife engraving, etc.

Completed services such as knife engravings, rushes, etc. will not be refunded or credited.

*Staghead Designs reserves the rights to any design created for a client and may post or share that design publicly as well as list the knife on our website for purchase*


Please note that because we use natural materials in our knives (such as wood, antler, etc.) there WILL be variation in how the color and grain of the materials in your knife turn out. No two knives will look the same!

Click here to view our full policies on returns, exchanges, and production times.

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