Nesmuk Skinner with Orange and Black Burlap Micarta

Product Description for Nesmuk Skinner with Orange and Black Burlap Micarta

Maker: Neels van den Berg, M.S. (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102156
Blade length: 4.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.90 in.
Total length: 8.30 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.37 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 8 oz.
Blade: N690 stainless steel with a differential finish
Handle: Orange and black burlap Micarta set on a full tang
Sheath: OD green Kydex
Description: This Nesmuk was made by Black Dragon Forge, led by South African knifemaker Neels van den Berg. Neels is a full-time bladesmith and knifemaker with a passion for learning and teaching. After taking a knifemaking course in 2007, van den Berg knew he had stumbled upon his passion. Neels forges his own steel and strives to make practical, high-quality, no-nonsense knives and tools. He expects his knives to be used and used hard.
Explorer George Washington Sears, who was born in 1821, lived with Nipmuc Indians and learned skills of wilderness living. He is best known for his writings under the pen name of "Nessmuk", which dated from 1880 - 1890. During this time, he developed the knife pattern which would later bear his name. This pattern is believed by many woodsman to be the perfect knife, even today. The deep belly allows it to be an excellent skinning knife, with the weight brought toward the tip.
The blade is made from Bohler N690 stainless steel and features textured flats and satin finished grinds. Jimping on the spine provides an excellent thumb purchase. The spine has been nicely rounded for comfort during skinning tasks.
The handle is made from orange and black burlap Micarta secured to a full tang for strength and durability. The large choil accomadates many grip styles adding versatility. A lanyard can be added to the back of the knife if desired.
To keep the knife close at hand, an OD green kydex sheath is included.

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