In an effort to make this a full featured hunting knife, I knew that it needed a gut hook for expedient field stripping of your game but I opted against putting it on the spine of the knife for a few reasons; first - the blade geometry and angle of the grip would have made this option difficult to use, second - my intended use of the index finger to guide the blade into tight areas would be dangerous with a gut hook in the way and three - spine oriented gut hooks tend to tear coats, clothing and sheaths when pulled out. So for these reasons I spent some time trying to come up with some different options, when I decided on a parasite gut hook. This keeps the gut hook shrouded when not in use and is safer when it is in use, because you sheath the blade to use it. The ovulated grip was designed to fit the ergonomics of the hand, again allowing for extended use with minimal fatigue and with the tightening at the hilt you can achieve a firm purchase of the grip with maximum control when pulling the blade through your cut. The Backwoods Skinner was designed for everything from large game hunting down to wilderness survival small game hunting/trapping and light bushcrafting in mind. Enjoy and happy hunting. - Joshua Swanagon
- Overall Length: 6 3/4"
- Blade Length: 3"
- Blade Material: 1095 High Carbon Steel, 58 HRC
- Blade Thickness: 3/16"
- Blade Type: Plain Edge Skinner
- Blade Finish: Coyote Tan
- Handle Length: 3 3/4"
- Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta
- Carry System: Black Leather Sheath
- Weight: 6.3 Oz.
- Guthook: 2 3/4"
- Hand Made in the USA
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