WOODEN HANDLES FOR HIDDEN TANG KNIVES
These wooden handles are collected by Jim in the deserts of Utah and Colorado.
Only the very twisted pieces are gathered to make unique knife handles.
After curing, they are stabilized with a polymer to retain color and maintain the polished luster.
The two basic colors of the FOGwood (found on ground) are light and dark.
The light FOGwood ranges in color from cream to dark browns.
The dark FOGwood colors are tan to black, with the major colors being on the darker side.
ANTLER HANDLES FOR HIDDEN TANG KNIVES
Elk and deer antlers have been used for knife handles as long as knives have been made.
The biggest reason for this is because they hold up well in the rigors of the outdoors.
Naturally cast or shed each year by the deer and elk, they are collected for many uses including knife handles.
Elk antler handles range in shape from almost straight to very curved. They usually have a bit of taper to them that makes a great feeling handle. These are completed with a brass butt cap to give a "finished" look to the knife. This also helps to balance the knife.
Deer antler "crowns" or "burs" are the only part of the horn that is used for handles.
The crown is the part of the antler that is next to the skull on the animal.
Each one of these is different, with no two being exactly alike. This is what makes this type of handle so desireable.
(OLD SAW BLADES)
A good share of the knives made by Siggma are made from old saw blades.
This steel is a tough, high carbon tool steel. Because of its superior edge holding qualities, it has been used for over 100 years to make sawblades. After it has served a lifetime of use in the mill, the blades are retired .
Siggma, they are recycled and made into new knives to be used by sportsmen
the world over. Many of these knives still bare the scars and pitting
from when they were saws. These scars are left to add to the old
petina look, unique to Siggma L-6 knives.
440-C STAINLESS STEEL
All of the 440-C stainless steel is purchased in either bar stock or plates.
It is then plasma cut at Siggma to insure quality and consistent blade shapes.
Every stainless knife that is made at Siggma is polished to a mirror finish.
This has become one of the "trademarks" of a Siggma Custom Knife.
All sheaths included with Siggma knives are custom made in Utah.
There are two types of sheaths: STANDARD and DELUXE.
STANDARDsheaths are constructed from one piece of heavy duty leather and come with all L-6 knives.
DELUXE sheaths are made with a finely tooled exterior, and the interior lined with suede.
Each 440-C knife includes a DELUXE sheath.