Charles Sinclair - Puma Ulna neck knives
Puma is another word for Mountain Lion or Cougar. Ulna is their longer leg bone; Charles uses it all in his creations! And he makes it functional working knies, as well. They look amazing and they work just as hard!
Each will come with it's own card detailing the materials used.
As of June 26, there are 4 of these, each distinctly different. Three are designed as neck knives ... with a lanyard for carrying. The last is a belt loop carry but can be modified as a neck carry.
The Damascus steel blades are American made with American steel, using 1095 (high carbon) and 15N20 (high nickel) steels forged together for a plywood like strength.
A: Glass Indian Corn beads, brain tanned deerhide and deer rawhide, puma toe bone hand made beads, too. Rose copper ship nails forged into rings. Copper jingle cones
B: Old Padre trade beads; mountail lion (puma) toe bone beads (handmade), Copper roseheaded ships nails; Indian corn glass beads around the edge and above the copper hand made jingle cones. Brain tanned deer hide and deer rawhide.
C: Firestorm Chevron trade beeds with true Sleeping Beauty mine turquoise chip (turned into beads by Charles ... each hole is hand drilled. Hand rolled copper jingle cones, Indian corn beading on the edge and above the cones. Sheath is Brain tanned deer and deer rawhide sheath neck. Traditional Squaw Wrap for comfort behind the neck.
D. This one is nutz even for Charles. Sturgeon rawhide (untanned skin) overcoated in a lifetime two-part epoxy, Bison rawhide wrapping. Set up as a belt knife, but can be converted to a neck knife on request.
Charles said the skin comes from farm raised sturgeon in the southern US; it was the stretchiest material he has ever worked with ... and he just absolutely loves this knife and sheath! The white diamonds are actually "dermal scutes" or bony plates that are one of the truly distinct markings/features of sturgeon ... and Charles has captured them on this sheath.
Charles also said that the skin was virtually impossible to tear, even when stitching the sides together. He used a minature awl to puncture the hole, but not one of them tore through no matter how hard he pulled!.