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Mutz Knives
Custom Handmade Knives

8210 Rancheria Drive Unit 7 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (909) 931-9829 www.jmutzknives.com jmutzknives@hotmail.com

Hello Friends, Im Jeff Mutz and I want to thank you for taking an interest in my knives. I strive everyday to make the finest quality cutlery I possibly can. I am constantly learning and refining my knifemaking skills but you can be assured that whether you bought my first knife or my latest, you have a quality piece of cutlery that will last for generations when properly cared for. Knifemaking is a passion for me and I focus that passion into every knife I make. My knives are completely made by my hands from beginning to end. I heat treat my own blades and have done extensive testing on them to make sure you receive a tough knife that will hold an edge. New steels are being introduced to the knifemaking community on a regular basis and I do my best to stay on top of these steels and their heat treating processes. My designs may change from time to time and your comments and ideas are welcome. If you have a knife design you would like built, please contact me for a free estimate. I hope you enjoy your visit through this catalog and find as much beauty in a hand made knife as I do.

Sincerely, Jeff Mutz

Jeff Mutz has been making handmade knives since 1998. He resides in Rancho Cucamonga, CA where he designs and creates his custom knives. He makes knives by both methods, forging and stock removal. Jeff then heat-treats and tempers his knives to a Rockwell hardness of 57-61c depending on what the knife will be used for. A cryogenic freeze between tempering cycles is part of the process on most of the steels he uses. On all Jeff's knives, the cutting edge is hardened and the spine and tang are drawn to a spring hardness for maximum strength and toughness. Most of his knives are made from high carbon tool steels but he also works with stainless steels such as 440C, CPM154, ATS34, S30V, BG-42. Jeff is currently forging his own Damascus in the "Random" pattern using 1095 and 15N20 steel. His handle materials include Bone, Hardwoods, Horn, Mother of Pearl, Ivory and many other rare and exotic materials. He has recently teamed up with scrimshander Howard Thomas to bring you some of the most beautiful scrimshawed knives in the industry. These knives will soon be available on his website and in a few select knife stores in Southern California. Jeff will also take orders to custom make any knife to his customers specifications. You may call, e-mail or send a letter to the address found at the back of this catalog to have a custom knife made.

Folding Knives

Canoe
The Canoe first appeared sometime between 1900 and 1915. It is classified as a double end jack knife that was given its name because it is shaped like a Canoe. The spear main blade is used for general purpose cutting and is also great for skinning. This pattern is a favorite with collectors as well as the person wanting a good every-day-carry knife. Jeff makes this pattern in a single bladed gentleman's knife and as the traditional double end two bladed version. Jeff's Canoe pattern has a flat ground blade with a variety of blade steels and finishes to choose from. The blade has a half stop and is available with either a long pull or nail nick and also an optional swedge. The length of this knife is 3-5/8 inches closed with a 2-1/4 inch blade and can be handled in any material you wish. Bolsters, pins and liners are available in stainless steel, nickel-silver or brass. Decorative filework and bar shield are also available. Here are a few examples of knives Jeff has made in this pattern:

Cotton Sampler
Cotton Samplers were used by cotton buyers for cutting samples out of bales. These knives were advertised in the late 1800's as folding skinning knives and were usually handled in wood with curved jack handles. They have been discontinued by most knife manufacturers and are becoming very rare. Jeff's Cotton Sampler pattern has a flat ground blade with a variety of blade steels and finishes to choose from. The blade has a half stop and is available with either a long pull or nail nick and also an optional swedge. The length of this knife is 4-1/8 inches closed with a 2-1/4 inch blade and can be handled in any material you wish. Bolsters, pins and liners are available in stainless steel, nickel-silver or brass. Decorative filework and bar shield are also available. Here are a few examples of knives Jeff has made in this pattern:

Friction Folder
The Friction Folder is a lever operated folding knife that uses friction to hold the blade into position. It is reminiscent of the "penny knives" used in the 17th and 18th centuries although this pattern has been modified by Jeff to give it a more modern look. One hand operation makes this a very useful tool in many professions. Jeff's Friction Folder pattern comes with a flat ground or hollow ground blade with a variety of blade steels and finishes to choose from. The length of this knife is 4 inches closed with a 2-1/2 inch blade and can be handled in any material you wish. Pins and spacer are available in stainless steel, nickel-silver or brass. Decorative filework and bar shield are also available. Here are a few examples of knives Jeff has made in this pattern:

Shark
The Shark is Jeff's own design for someone that wants a simple, lightweight pocketknife for everyday carry. Jeff originally built this style of knife for his son Dylon but it has grown in popularity so Jeff has decided to add this model to his line of knives for production. Jeff's Shark pattern comes with a flat or hollow ground blade with a variety of blade steels and finishes to choose from. The blade has a half stop and is available with either a long pull or nail nick and also an optional swedge. The length of this knife is 3 inches closed with a 2-1/16 inch blade and can be handled in any material you wish. Bolsters, pins and liners are available in stainless steel, nickel-silver or brass. Decorative filework and bar shield are also available. Here are a few examples of knives Jeff has made in this pattern:

Sway Back Congress Jack


The Sway Back Congress Jack, which is also known as the "Sway Back Jack", was very popular in the 19th century but had pretty much gone out of production by 1910. Jeff builds this model as either a single blade gentleman's knife or as the traditional two bladed jack knife. Jeff's Sway Back Congress Jack pattern has a flat ground blade with a variety of blade steels and finishes to choose from. The blade has a half stop and is available with either a long pull or nail nick and also an optional swedge. The length of this knife is 4-1/8 inches closed with a 2-5/8 inch blade and can be handled in any material you wish. Bolsters, pins and liners are available in stainless steel, nickel-silver or brass. Decorative filework and bar shield are also available. Here are a few examples of knives Jeff has made in this pattern:

Swell Center Hunter


The Swell Center Hunter was the standard American folding hunting knife in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Because of its shape this knife has picked up the nickname of "Coke Bottle". This knife is made by Jeff in both a locking and non-locking version. Jeff's Swell Center Hunter pattern has a flat ground blade with a variety of blade steels and finishes to choose from. The blade has a half stop and is available with either a long pull or nail nick and also an optional swedge. The length of this knife is 5-1/8 inches closed with a 3-1/2 inch blade and can be handled in any material you wish. Bolsters, pins and liners are available in stainless steel, nickel-silver or brass. Decorative filework and bar shield are also available. Here are a few examples of knives Jeff has made in this pattern: