Max hand forges each blade from Hitachi White/410 stainless steel sourced from Japan, meaning superior edge retention despite years of daily use and frequent sharpening. With a length of only 6.75 inches, the classic slim profile makes for a lightweight everyday carry, while the 3-inch cutting edge means enough versatility and power for chores in the field, camp, or in the home. Paired with a snag-free teardrop handle and lanyard for easy indexing and quick cutting, the Piñon is versatile and useful.
Each knife comes in a custom shaped sheath built with durable veg tanned leather. The slotted sheath design has been Duke’s preferred style for many years-- the cross draw design is perfect for riding, yet versatile for everyday carry, as the sheath can be worn 360 degrees around the belt.
Max Wenerstrom grew up on a small farm in Ohio and began making knives under the watchful eye of Murray Carter, a 17th-generation Yoshimoto bladesmith. Max's knives are made from Japanese Hitachi steel which has a higher carbon content making them stronger and easier to sharpen.