Hiker's Companion with Canvas Micarta
Product Description for Hiker's Companion with Canvas Micarta
Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98257
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 6.50 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.68 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.11 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 9.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.6 oz.
Blade: 154CM stainless steel, Hrc 59-60
Handle: Canvas micarta set on a full tang
Sheath: Hand tooled 10-11 oz leather sheath
Description: Journeyman Smith Jim Arbuckle resides in Yorktown, VA. He started making knives in 1979 and has been forging knives since 1996. Growing up in Washington State, he spent most weekends hunting and fishing and has a great understanding of what features make a knife perform. This handmade camp knife really shows off Jim's experience as a knifemaker and knife user.
If you enjoy hiking or any other activity which takes you off the beaten path, you'll find a use for this knife by Journeyman Smith Jim Arbuckle. It is a perfect companion: big enough to set up camp, sharp enough to shave with, light enough to carry comfortably, and mean enough to discourage any critter wandering into camp.
The knife features a 154CM stainless steel blade which has been hardened and triple tempered to HRC 59-60. The blade has a nice distal taper, ensuring a perfect balance. A hand rubbed stain finish adds refinement. The edges of the spine are meticulously rounded for a comfortable grip. The spine has been torch annealed to reduce hardness and improve toughness.
The grips are contoured from natural Micarta to fit the hand and all edges have been rounded to ensure they don't bite. The ergonomics of the knife really locks your hand in. This is a knife you won't want to put down! The tang extends past the handle that allows paracord to be added for a secure grip when chopping.
The knife is accompanied by a hand tooled leather sheath.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days