Belt Knife with Elk Antler and Damascus
Product Description for Belt Knife with Elk Antler and Damascus
Maker: Winkler II (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 94863
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.50 in.
Total length: 9.20 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.60 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.16 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.10 in.
Item weight: 7.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 19 oz.
Blade: Damascus forged from carbon steels
Bolster: Patterned and antiqued copper ferrule
Handle: Antiqued elk antler
Sheath: Two sheaths: A standard, hard use WKII Kydex and leather sheath and a rawhide covered sheath with tin cones, horse hair and glass beads
Description: Mastersmith Daniel Winkler created the Winkler II line in 2010. It is an alternate approach to an established tradition. Winkler Knives II is the result of processes Daniel Winkler developed over the past few years in order to provide axes and knives to teams within United States Army Special Operations and US Naval Special Warfare. Each piece in this collection bears the Winkler Knives II touchmark.
I am very excited to display the WKII Traditions Series, which have the robustness of Daniel's Winker II line, but with the timeless elegance of his Hand Forged line.
The WKII Traditions Belt Knife is based on the standard issue model Daniel Winkler is currently providing to active duty operators within the Naval Special Warfare Unit. The blade is formed from damascus steel, forged from carbon steels. The flats are forge textured. The 3/16" thick blade provides a resilient, long lasting edge. The spine is fileworked for a secure thumb purchase and fine control while choking up.
Antiqued elk antler scales are set on a distal tapered full tang. A distal taper to both blade and tang ensures perfect balance. The handle is completed with a patterned copper ferrule and leather wrap.
The knife is accompanied by two sheaths. One is the WKII ambidextrous, MOLLE compatible leather covered Kydex sheath that comes with Daniel's standard WKII models. The other is a premium rawhide covered belt sheath. Tin cones, glass beads and horsehair are used as decoration. By including both sheaths, Daniel has made it possible to carry this hard use, yet elegant knife without fear of damaging the dramatic, traditional sheath.
The knife pictured is the actual knife you will receive.
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