Email me at rayrant@aol.com for more detailed and additional views of knives you are interested in.

All knives include a hand-stitched, wet formed sheath.  All of these are ready for delivery. Go to ebay and search the name Rantanen for knives I have on sale not on my web site. Mailing in the US is normally $12 for insured postage-inquire for outside the US

I make my own Damascus and every part of the knife-including the sheath

 

 

 

 

CONTENTS

About Ray Rantanen

About Damascus

Current Damascus Knives

Current Carbon Steel Knives

Current Railroad Spike Knives

Throwing Hawks

Horseshoe Knives

Kitchen Knives

Knife Styles For Ordering

Totem Poles

Misc. Items

Knife Maintenance

Customer Comments

Where To Order


 

Current Damascus Knives

 

 

 

 

Knife 1.   This blade is a ladder pattern.  The blade is 3 3/8 inches and the knife is 8 inches overall. A perfect using size. The handle is coyote canine teeth in a black resin. The butt cap and guard are brass. A great all around knife. $595. Request more pictures of this knife to get a true feel for its beauty. Free postage and insurance for shipping in the US.


SOLD

Knife 2. This is a great knife for all uses.  The blade is 4 1/4 inches long and the knife is 8 3/4 inches overall. The blade pattern is a forward sweep. The guard and butt cap are brass. The handle is made of 25 to 50,000 year old fossilized mammoth ivory with malachite composite spacers and gemsbok antelope horn. The knife is well balanced. A really nice knife for any chore.  Looks great and feels great. $625.00. Free postage and insurance-ask for more pictures of this one!!


 

 

Knife 3. This is a great knife for all uses.  The blade is 4 inches long and the knife is 8 1/2 inches overall. The guard and butt cap are brass. The handle is gemsbok antelope horn and a springbok horn end to the handle. The knife is well balanced. The blade has a depression on top to place your forefinger for controlled cutting or skinning. A really nice knife for any chore.  Looks great and feels great. $725.00. Free postage and insurance-ask for more pictures of his one!!


Knife 4. This is an outstanding knife with the 448 layer Damascus blade. The blade  is 8 inches long and the knife is 12 5/8 inches overall. Really a beauty and sturdy- Excellent for carving, slicing or general use. The handle is gemsbok antelope horn-very tough. The blade shape is a slight sweep point style with a beautiful ladder pattern. . The blade is 448 layers of Damascus instead of my usual 224 layers. I have had trouble with the 448 layers making a good looking blade- but this one turned out great-should stay sharp for a long time.  The guard and butt Cap are brass. A perfectly balanced knife. Ask for more pictures of this one. $859. Free postage and insurance.


Knife 5. This knife is a great size knife for any chores. Excellent hunting knife The knife is a beautiful sweep point with a ladder pattern.. The blade is 5 inches and the knife is  9 1/2 inches overall. The handle is red toned mammoth tooth with brass, red/black fiber spacers. The center section between the scales is ebony hardwood.. Ask for more pictures of this one  - Very unique.-a beauty . $750.


 

Knife 6. This is really a nice knife-great blade and beautiful handle. The blade is 3 5/8 inches and the knife is 8 1/8 inches overall.  The blade is a forward sweep pattern. The handle is badger claws in a black resin-makes a ghostly , subtle, effect- very unique. The guard and butt cap are brass. The knife feels fantastic-looks great. Ask for more pictures of this one. Great for use as an everyday knife. $549.  Free postage and insurance.


Knife 7. This is a great knife with the 25 to 50,000 year old mammoth ivory insert in the handle.. It has a 3 1/2  inch blade, and is 8 1/2 inches overall. It has a rayburst pattern on the blade. The handle is white mammoth ivory, springbok antelope with jade composite spacers.  Really looks and feels great in the hand. Ask for more pictures of this one-free postage $650


 

 

 

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Knife 8. This is a great, outstanding dagger. The blade is 5 1/8 inches and the knife is 10 inches overall. The blade has a beautiful tight ladder pattern. The Damascus blade is 448 layers. It is serrated on both edges on opposite sides-It is made to cut-very deadly The handle gemsbok antelope horn with black and white spacers.  The guard and but cap are brass.  The sheath has a clip so it can be worn in the pocket, on a belt or boot. A very elegant dagger. Ask for more pictures of this one.  Free postage in the U.S. $675


Knife 9. This is an outstanding Big knife with a 5 1/2 inch blade with a fantastic rayburst pattern and is 11 ¼  overall. The handle is blesbok antelope horn with brass spacers-outstanding appearance. The guard and butt cap are brass.  It really feels and looks great!Ask for more pictures of this one! $750 Free postage and insurance


    

Knife 10. A great knife for carving, meat cutting,survival and a joy to own. The knife has a 5 3/4 inch blade and 10 3/8 inches overall. The blade is a beautiful, ladder  pattern.  The handle is elk antler tine with ebony spacers. Brass and black spacers between each handle piece really set it off. The guard is stainless and the butt cap is micarta to help perfectly balance the knife. Feels great. A real beauty comes with a sheath.  $595 Free postage and insurance. Ask for more pics of this one!


 

 

Knife 11. This is a beautiful  knife with a handle of 25 to 50,000 year old mammoth ivory. The ivory is from the very end of a mammoth tusk. When I polished it the small cracks (ivory is like layers of a tree) showed as dark lines from the polishing compound. I couldn’t just give up on it so I soaked it in chocolate leather dye.  The result was amazing as it soaked it in differently over parts of the tip. I sealed the cracks with super glue and polished it -very unique- one of  kind. It has a 3 1/8 inch blade and is 6 7/8 inches from end to end.    The blade is a beautiful forward sweep pattern. The back of the blade is file worked. Has a great feel to it in the hand.  An ideal skinning knife. Ask for more pictures of this one!  $629- Free postage and insurance


 

knife 12. WOW!!!This is one beautiful knife.  The blade is  3 1/2 inches and the knife is 7 3/4 inches overall. The blade is a ladder pattern.  The handle is made from pieces of mammoth ivory cast in a black resin- very tough and beautiful!  The top of the blade has a slight depression for placing your forefinger for close work and is file worked. A solid knife with a good grip to it.  The guard and butt cap are brass. Ask for more pictures of this one!! Free postage in the U.S. $725


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Knife 13. What a beauty! This is a great knife for filleting, carving and boning. The handle is  gemsbok antelope horn with a turquoise composite spacer. The blade is 7 inches long and the knife is 12 ¼ overall. The blade is a beautiful ladder pattern.  The guard and butt cap are brass . Really feels good. Ask for more pictures of this one - $775- free postage and insurance


 

 
 

 

Knife 14. This is an absolutely beautiful knife.  The blade is 4 1/8 inches and the knife is 8 5/8 inches overall.  The blade pattern is a beautiful twist pattern. The handle is an outstanding set of cross cut leopard wood that matches the pattern in the blade. Turquoise composite and brass spacers set off the handle pieces. . Feels fantastic. The back of the blade is file worked in front of the guard for controlled cutting. . A great all around knife. Ask for more pictures of this beauty.$695. Free postage and insurance.


 

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Knife 15.  This is an absolutely beautiful knife. The handle is made from a solid piece of black/white ebony and brass spacer with a blesbok  antelope horn end piece. The grip is fantastic. The blade is a 4 3/16 inch beautiful forward sweep  and the knife is 9 inches overall. Ask for more pictures of this one.  An exceptional knife.  $539 Free postage and insurance


 

 

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Knife 16. This is a great knife. The blade is 3 7/8 inches long and the knife is 8 1/8 inches overall. The blade pattern is a rayburst pattern. The blade is 448 layers of Damascus instead of my usual 224 layers. I have had trouble with the 448 layers making a good looking blade- but this one turned out great. And should stay sharper longer and easier to sharpen. The handle is 25 to 50,000 year old red toned mammoth tooth sliced from molars that are stabilized. The center section of the handle is laminated bamboo-very attractive. The guard and butt cap are brass. A classy, impressive knife. Ask for more pictures of this one. - $659 Free postage and insurance


 

 

 
 

Knife 17. This is an awesome knife with mammoth tooth scales (25 to 50,000 years old) and blesbok antelope horn . The blade is 3 1/2 inches and the knife is 8 inches overall. The blade is a forward sweep pattern. The blade is 224 layers . The center section of the handle with the red mammoth tooth part is ebony. The guard and butt cap are brass.  Ask for more pictures of this one. $589  Free postage and insurance


 

 
 

Knife 18. This is a great knife. The blade is 4 ½  inches and the knife is 9   inches overall. The blade is a beautiful rayburst pattern. The handle is 25 to 50,000 year old, fossilized mammoth ivory with an ebony wood center and brass and blesbok antelope horn with a turquoise composite spacer . The guard and butt cap are brass. A real looker. $659


  

Knife 19. This is  an outstanding  knife.  The blade is 5 inches and the knife is 10 1/4  inches overall. The handle is 25 to 50,000 year old blue colored mammoth tooth and blesbok antelope horn. The blade is a great ladder pattern.  An absolute beauty. The guard and butt cap are brass. The butt cap has a lanyard hole. Ask for more pictures of this one.  $649. Free postage and insurance.


 

Knife 20. This is a great knife. The handle is solid and made from hundreds of pieces of various color mammoth ivory bark cast in a black resin- -really nice effect.. The blade is 4 inches long and the knife is 8 1/2 inches overall.  The blade pattern is a bold forward sweep pattern and the blade style is a slight sweep point. The guard and butt cap are brass.  A beautiful one of a kind knife. Feels fantastic in the hand.  $675 free shipping and insurance

 

 

 

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