The 4-1/4″ blade is .10″ thick O-1 Tool Steel, with a convex saber-grind to a zero-edge. Blade is selectively hardened and oil-quenched. The handle is curly maple and antler. There is a brass staple at the tip of the handle for a lanyard. The pouch sheath is 8-9 oz. top-grain vegetable-tanned leather, natural with a hand-rubbed Carnauba Wax finish. The belt loop will accept belts up to 2-1/2″ wide.
Every so often I get an odd idea- like what if William Scagel had the thought to make a ‘bush-craft’ knife in the modern idiom? Features like the convex saber-grind to a zero-edge, natural materials for the simple handle, pouch sheath etc. I don’t know if tis exactly what he’d have come up with, but it’s what came to my mind.
Hunting, camping, cooking or just knocking around in the woods, this knife would be a fine and useful companion.
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The 7-7/8″ long 5160 spring-steel blade is flat-ground to a zero-edge and selectively hardened. The blade is 1/4 inch thick at the spine.
The handle is curly maple capped with a brass plate and a stout staple for a lanyard or fealty ring.
The leather scabbard in 8-9 oz. top-grain vegetable-tanned leather. It is oil-dyed British Tan and Tooled with designs adapted from an original scabbard. Two leather laces suspend the sheath horizontally. Scabbard is finished with Carnauba Wax.
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The blued-steel selectively-hardened 5160 spring-steel is 4-5/8″ blade is 1/4″ thick at the base. The handle is 4-1/2″ long and features a full-profile tang that has a full-length taper to 1/8″ at the tip. This balances the knife at the forefinger-groove. The handle-scales are natural-finish spalted maple.
There’s something special about natural wood and blued steel. This is a very stout multi-purpose outdoor knife with curves, character and looks. The knife is provided without a sheath, but one can be provided at a modest additional cost.
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