Picture yourself somewhere in the wilderness with everything you need for survival on your person or in a backpack. Besides your weapon, food and water you’ll have a knife for various chores.
Unless you are carrying multiple knives, the size and style of the single knife you are carrying is very important. You’ll want a knife that is big enough to build a shelter or butcher an elk, yet small enough to clean a trout or dress a rabbit for your dinner. You won’t be needing a knife big enough to cut down a tree or split the skull of a Grizzly. A knife like that is great to own but it’s not practical for the normal woods chores.
Our goal here was to make a knife that can do every job it’s called on to do. That’s not an easy task, but I think this knife is one that will shine in every situation.
The Mountain Knife is 11″ overall with a hand forged 6″ blade of 1075 high carbon steel that is almost 1 1/2″ wide and just about 5/32″ thick. Each handle will be either polished aged bone or stag, and comes with a Mountain Man style sheath. These sheaths are often carried far back on the belt, sometimes even in the small of your back. You’ll hardly know you’ve got it, yet it will be there when you need it. Most importantly, it will be very capable for the job it’s called upon to do.
– Ron LaClair
- Knife material: 1075 high carbon steel
- Handle material: Elkhorn
- Blade length: 6″
- Handle length: 5″
- Blade width: 1 1/2″
- Thickness blade: 5/32″