J. MUTZ KNIVES Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Maker of Custom Handmade Knives

"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: