Shemanese (The Long Knife) built by LT Wright Handcrafted Knives

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Inspired by the early American colonial long hunters, where bushcraft, woodsmanship and survival were not a pastime, but a way of life in the hostile, untamed, virgin colonial landscape.  Trusted by the hands who carried it and feared by enemies that encountered it.  This design was tested and tried by men of renown such as Simon Kenton, Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark and Lewis Wetzel, who placed their lives upon its dependability and capability. These men were known as the "long knives" in the English language, and Shemanese by the Shawnee.  

This knife was designed by Craig Caudill after nearly 50 years of wilderness experiences and built by LT Wright Handcrafted Knives. This knife has proven to be capable of handling any task that proper woodsmanship can throw at it.  Step back into history alongside the great frontiersman of old, with updated materials and craftsmanship, and purchase your very own tool to pass down through the generations. 

Please note that all purchasers of a Shemanese are will also receive a series of several videos detailing topics such as sharpening, field care, sheath options, forming leather, how NOT to use the Shemanese and more.  These videos are available only to purchasers as a thank you for your support. 

Watch this video for more details.

Blade Specifications*: 

  • Overall Length:  12 inches
  • Blade Length:  6 3/4 inches
  • Blade Thickness: 1/8 inches
  • Grind:  Sabre
  • Blade Steel:  AEB-L
  • Handle Type:  Burlap Micarta
  • Knife Weight (w/o Sheath):  8.5 ounces
  • Leath Sheath option:  JRE Industries leather sheath with ferro rod holder and removable dangler. 
  • Kydex sheath option:  Custome built by LTWK to perfectly match each individual handmade knife.  It comes with no belt attachments.  You can pick up various attachments such as soft loops, Tek Lok, or Utili Clip.  (each of those links take you to Armatus carry, but feel free to find your own supplier).   

*Please note that these are handcrafted knives and exact specifications may vary, but only slightly.  

If you would like to purchase a set with both kydex and leather then purchase the knife and kydex combo here then pick up a leather sheath from this link.  

All purchasers of the blade are welcome to attend, at no extra charge, our Longhunter Rendevous gathering/course.