Wenerstrom Forge Lightweight Fieldknife


The Lightweight Fieldknife is a general-purpose work and camp knife designed and forged exclusively for the Ranchlands Mercantile by Max Wenerstrom. Featuring a full tang and a thicker spine, the Lightweight Fieldknife is forged for durability, balance, and ergonomics—even when wearing heavy work gloves. Comes with your choice of pancake or single slot leather belt sheath.

Cowbone, Natural Micarta Liners, Stainless Steel Pins

All Wenerstrom Forge knives boast a three-layer steel composite known as san mai. The Hitatchi White #1 core provides the strength and sharpness of the cutting edge, while the 410 stainless steel jacket protects the core from the elements.

Hitatchi White steel #1 is an exclusive, imported steel from Yasuki City, Japan. To preserve their reputation, the producer will only export their raw steel to craftsmen they trust to uphold the highest standards of Japanese bladesmithing tradition. 

Sculpting a knife in the Japanese tradition requires a precise yet nuanced approach to each piece of steel. A low-temperature forge ensures hardness, sharpness, and strength. Proper annealing and heat treating produce knives that take and and retain a sharper edge than mass-produced consumer knives.

Each knife is 100% designed, forged, shaped, sharpened, and polished by Max alone. He maintains an unwavering faithfulness to centuries-old Japanese methods, while producing knives that appeal to purists and casual users alike.

Max began forging at the age of 15 and shifted to knives exclusively shortly thereafter. He is honored to share a special relationship with world-renowned, 17th-generation Yoshimoto bladesmith Murray Carter, who has mentored Max for the last five years. When not forging, Max is learning ranching, regenerative agriculture, and horse care. 

Knife measures 8" long, 8 1/2" long when sheathed.

Pancake sheath measures 3 3/4" wide at widest point.

Single slot sheath measures 2 3/4" wide at widest point.

Belt slots on both sheath styles measure 2" wide.

We stand behind our products 100 percent.

If you purchase an item from us and are unhappy with it for any reason within the first 30 days, you may return your item with a receipt or proof of purchase for a refund or exchange. Items must be returned in salable condition. Non-salable items cannot be returned.

To return an item purchased from us for a refund or exchange, please email us at mercantile@ranchlands.com.

Please be aware that products that have been monogrammed or custom-made may not be returned or exchanged.

Gift-card sales are non-transferable, non-refundable and are not redeemable for cash. In addition, we cannot replace lost or stolen Gift Cards.

Sample sale items are not eligible for returns or exchanges.

Most of our goods are made-to-order, so please allow up to two weeks for your item(s) to ship.

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