Guide's Camp Knife
Product Description for Guide's Camp Knife
Maker: Jim Arbuckle, J.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98259
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 6.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 5.75 in.
Total length: 11.60 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.57 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.12 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 8.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.0 oz.
Blade: Hand forged 5160 carbon steel with a hand rubbed satin finish
Handle: Contoured Brazilian walnut 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 want a knife that can handle anything you encounter when off the beaten path, this just might be the one!
Jim forged the blade from 5160 carbon steel which combines high tougness and edge holding. The blade was then hardened and double tempered to Hrc 58 to increase strength. The spine was then torch annealed to provide support. A meticulous hand rubbed satin finish adds a heirloom quality to this utilitarian knife. A false edge lightens the blade and provides a detail-oriented tip.
The handle is made from curly Brazilian walnut that has been nicely contoured to provide a very comfortable grip. 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.
A leather sheath hand tooled and hand stitched by Arbuckle is included to keep the knife close at hand.
Excellent work throughout!
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days