It’s that time of year when we’re all scrambling to find the perfect gift for the fisherman or huntress in our life. We all have different budgets and our loved ones have different tastes but some things are the same for all of us – we want to buy quality gifts that are unique. Right on cue for my Christmas posts, I heard from Miles Sims over at

Miles is the the founder of HuntCrafted – a dedicated online marketplace for high quality, handmade outdoor, fishing and camping gear. Miles tells me “We like to think of ourselves as the Etsy for those who love to fish and hunt since we provide a platform for sellers to create a shop where they can list and sell their handmade items. Our goal is to provide a platform for craftsmen to create and sell quality products that will be handed down from generation to generation. We have hundreds of unique products on the site that would make the perfect gift for the fishing enthusiast, but some of our most popular items include our fishing tackle and hunting knives. Most of our products are handmade and made-to-order, making them unique and hard to find at the big sporting goods stores.”

Sure enough, I perused the site and they have some real cool stuff.

Check out this Handmade Juniper Wood Fishing Lure

This handmade fishing lure is made from juniper. All lures are made with high pitch glass rattles embedded within the lure, stainless steel eyes, and Gamakatsu hooks. Made by a fisherman and made to fish. Afraid to get it wet? No worries – a custom stand to display your lure is available as well. These are not wooden blanks turned out in a factory somewhere.

For the duck hunter in your life, consider the Kingwood and Blackwood Single Reed Duck Call

Maybe the hunter in your life could use a new knife? Consider this beautiful, handmade Woodsman Custom Bushcraft Knife

The Woodsman is the quintessential hunting knife. Modeled after tradition bushcraft blades, this knife incorporates modern design elements that enable it to excel in a broad range of cutting tasks from deer processing to setting up camp. If you’re a hunter, or looking for a classic looking EDC knife, this one’s for you.

All DF Custom Knives ship in an individually molded Kydex sheath, to protect you and your knife in the field.

The Details

Blade Length: 4″

Total Length: 8″

Blade Steel: 440C Stainless

Blade Thickness: 5/32

Handle Material: Wood stack (Blackwood, Walnut, Tamarind, Bloodwood, Paduak, Maple)

Whether it’s a gift for Christmas or another special occasion, or a treat for yourself – I would highly encourage you to visit

From their website:

Our passion at HuntCrafted is to offer unique, high quality, and functional hunting gear. We strive to create the best products at a reasonable price that get the job done in the field.

For so many of us our love of the outdoors began in a similar fashion; we were handed-down a treasured rifle or shotgun from our father, grandfather or friend that helped instill in us our love for chasing wild things in wild spaces. Our goal is to create products that will be handed down from generation to generation, bringing a smile to the faces of those who will answer the call to tell the story of your unique hunting heritage.