J. MUTZ KNIVES Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Maker of Custom Handmade Knives

"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: