Rudy RUANA 1970th model 14B M-mark Skinner knife, original leather sheath, stag handle. Excellent hand-made vintage Hunter-Skinner in rare UNUSED condition; scarce this nice.
Vintage model 14B Skinner handmade in the 1970th by the famous RUDY H. RUANA (1903-1986) in Boner, Montana. This is an excellent quality scarce hand-made knife in rare unused condition. A superb Hunter-Skinner handmade by the master himself in the 1970th; Ruana Knives was ans still is one of the best makers of hunting knives in the US since the early 1940th.
This beauty is about 9-1/2″ / 24 cm overall; the blade is about 5″ / 12.7 cm long. High-carbon steel blade is hammer-forged, heat treated, and oil quenched to provide a superior edge for years to come; original edge is RAZOR-sharp, the tip is intact. Cast aluminum handle with elk stag scales – Rudy Ruana’s favorite handle materials; the handle is tight; no loose parts. The handle is stamped R.H. Ruana / Bonner / Montana with M mark on the side. Rudy developed this method of casting aluminum handles directly on the semi-finished blade, which eliminated rust-prone gaps between the handle and the blade and produced a solid, almost-indestructible and very practical knife.
This Rudy RUANA 1970th model 14B M-mark Skinner knife comes with original vintage thick brown leather sheath super-embossed with the “buck with the crossed blades ” / RUANA logo on the front. The sheath is hand-signed 14B on the back as it was customary in Rudy’s shop; minor oxidation around copper rivets is noted for accuracy (cleanable). The sheath is of the highest quality; all stitching and rivets are intact; the leather is still soft and supple. With proper care this vintage Ruana will last you a lifetime; you will not be disappointed.
Very cool-looking and Rudy RUANA 1970th model 14B M-mark Skinner knife with original sheath in rare unused condition – this knife will be a great addition to any collection! Please check out our Collectable Blades and Militaria sections for a variety of custom-made and various WW1 and WW2 combat knives.