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

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The knives listed here are IN STOCK and ready to ship.   If you are waiting on a Shemanese it is most likely a Burlap and we are still waiting on those to arrive. 

As Featured in Knives Illustrated Buyer's Guide.  

"Worth the wait! It's nothing short of beautiful! So well balanced... feels warm & alive in hand. Scales thoughtfully contoured... hair shaving sharp. Feathers sticks & starts a divot very nicely. Also, throws great sparks. Thanks again for a what I know is going to be a keeper." - T.M.

See notes on the bottom of this listing for pre-order details.  

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 English and Shemanese by the Shawnee.  

This knife was designed by Craig Caudill after nearly 50 years of wilderness experience and built by LT Wright Handcrafted Knives. This knife has proven to handle 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 will receive 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 the video below for more details.

Blade Specifications (two design options)*: 


  • Overall Length:  12 inches
  • Blade Length:  6 3/4 inches
  • Blade Thickness: 1/8 inches
  • Grind:  Sabre
  • Blade Steel:  AEB-L
  • Handle Type:  Burlap matte, Black matte, Natural or Green Micarta
  • HRC:  57-59
  • Knife Weight (w/o Sheath):  8.5 ounces


  • Overall Length:  12 inches
  • Blade Length:  6 3/4 inches
  • Blade Thickness: 5/32 inches
  • Grind:  Flat
  • Blade Steel:  A2
  • Handle Type:  Burlap, Black matte, or Green Micarta, Natural
  • HRC:  57-59
  • Knife Weight (w/o Sheath):  9.0 ounces

 Details can be seen in this video of the different options.  

The price listed here DOES NOT include a sheath.  Purchase sheaths for these blades on our store at this link.

  • Leather Sheath option:  JRE Industries leather sheath with Ferro rod holder and removable dangler. 
  • Kydex sheath option:  Custom built by LTWK to perfectly match each 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 takes you to Armatus carry, but feel free to find your supplier).