EXPLOREMY LIBRARY
Hunting & Fishing
Knives Illustrated

Knives Illustrated January - February 2018

Your guide to the best knives -- hunting, chef's, tactical, outdoor, collectibles, and more.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Engaged Media
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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in this issue

2 min.
bush craft

“... thriving in the natural environment, and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so. Bushcraft skills include ... shelter-building, navigation by natural means, the use of tools such as knives and axes ... ” -Wikipedia 01 FOX CUTLERY BF-710 VESUVIUS OVERALL LENGTH: 8.66 inches BLADE LENGTH: 4.13 inches BLADE MATERIAL: Stainless steel 440 C BLADE THICKNESS: 0.2 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: G-10 WEIGHT: 8.47 ounces MSRP: $107.95 WEBSITE: FoxCutlery.com 02 FIDDLEBACK FORGE BUSHFINGER OVERALL LENGTH: 8.87 inches BLADE LENGTH: 4 inches BLADE MATERIAL: Varies by build BLADE THICKNESS: 0.12 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Varies by build WEIGHT: 5.8 ounces MSRP: $315.00 WEBSITE: FiddlebackForge.com 03 ESEE CAMP-LORE PR4 OVERALL LENGTH: 8.9 inches BLADE LENGTH: 4.19 inches BLADE MATERIAL: 1095 Carbon, 55-57 RC BLADE THICKNESS: 0.13 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Micarta WEIGHT: 6.3 ounces MSRP: $190.64 WEBSITE: EseeKnives.com 04 TOPS WIND RUNNER XL SRE OVERALL LENGTH: 9.69 inches BLADE LENGTH: 5.25 inches BLADE MATERIAL: 1095 RC 56-58 BLADE THICKNESS: 0.19 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Canvas Micarta WEIGHT: 9.5 ounces NOTE: Also appropriate…

3 min.
survivval

“ Survival knives are knives intended for survival purposes in a wilderness environment, often in an emergency when the user has lost most of his/her main equipment. ”—Wikipedia 01 RUIKE HORNET F815 OVERALL LENGTH: 7.48 inches BLADE LENGTH: 3.35 inches BLADE MATERIAL: 14C28N BLADE THICKNESS: 0.14 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: G-10 WEIGHT: 3.7 ounces MSRP: $46.95 WEBSITE: RuikeKnives.com 02 GEAR AID BURI-BK OVERALL LENGTH: 8.06 inches BLADE LENGTH: 3.07 inches BLADE MATERIAL: 420 stainless steel BLADE THICKNESS: 0.12 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Acetal WEIGHT: 3.6 ounces MSRP: $29.95 WEBSITE: GearAid.com 03 GEAR AID BURI-OR OVERALL LENGTH: 8.06 inches BLADE LENGTH: 3.07 inches BLADE MATERIAL: 420 stainless steel BLADE THICKNESS: 0.12 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Acetal WEIGHT: 3.6 ounces MSRP: $29.95 WEBSITE: GearAid.com 04 FIRST EDGE TACTICAL SKINNER OVERALL LENGTH: 9.25 inches BLADE LENGTH: 4.37 inches BLADE MATERIAL: Elmax BLADE THICKNESS: 0.17 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: G-10 WEIGHT: 9.3 ounces MSRP: $199.99 WEBSITE: FirstEdgeUSA.com 05 UTICA CUTLERY COMPANY 11-UTKS4M OVERALL LENGTH: 9.5 inches BLADE LENGTH: 4.62 inches BLADE MATERIAL: 1095 steel 55-57RC BLADE THICKNESS: 0.17 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Canvas Micarta WEIGHT: 9.9 ounces MSRP:…

3 min.
hunting

“ A hunting knife ACTUAL is a knife used during hunting 1:1 SIZE for preparing the game to be used as food: skinning the animal and cutting up the meat. Hunting knives are traditionally designed for cutting rather than stabbing and usually have a single sharpened edge. ” —Wikipedia 01 BROWNING SECOND CHANCE OVERALL LENGTH: 6.75 inches BLADE LENGTH: 3 inches BLADE MATERIAL: Damascus BLADE THICKNESS: 0.11 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Ebonywood WEIGHT: 3.2 ounces MSRP: $79.99 WEBSITE: Browning.com 02 BROWNING BUCKMARK HUNTER OVERALL LENGTH: 7 inches BLADE LENGTH: 3.1 inches BLADE MATERIAL: 8Cr13MoV BLADE THICKNESS: 0.15 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: 2-tone hardwoods WEIGHT: 4.2 ounces MSRP: $34.99 WEBSITE: Browning.com 03 A.G. RUSSELL KNIVES PERSONAL HUNTER SATIN OVERALL LENGTH: 7.1 inches BLADE LENGTH: 3.4 inches BLADE MATERIAL: D2 BLADE THICKNESS: 0.12 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: G-10 WEIGHT: 3.5 ounces MSRP: $85.00 WEBSITE: AGRussell.com 04 CAMILLUS FK-7.5 FOLDING KNIFE OVERALL LENGTH: 7.5 inches BLADE LENGTH: 3 inches BLADE MATERIAL: AUS8 stainless steel BLADE THICKNESS: 0.12 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Zytel WEIGHT: 4.5 ounces MSRP:…

9 min.
razor sharp

The year was 1962. I had just seen “The Iron Mistress,” and the movie changed my life. You could say the story of Jim Bowie hooked and reeled me in like a salmon on a line. From that day forward, I was obsessed with knives. I have bought hundreds of knives since then and have traded, made, altered and everything else except stolen knives to sate my mania. Being a prolific purchaser of cutlery, I have come to my own conclusions about buying knives. In the following story, I have made 10 suggestions about what you ought to know before you buy a knife. 01 GRINDS When deciding to buy a knife, consider what tasks the knife is expected to perform. If you need a knife for the kitchen, a thin blade that…

2 min.
gener al purpose

“ Knife-like tools were used at least two-and-a-half million years ago, as evidenced by the Oldowan tools. Originally made of rock, bone, flint, and obsidian, knives have evolved in construction as technology has, with blades being made from bronze, copper, iron, steel, ceramics and titanium. ”—Wikipedia 01 CAMILLUS TIGERSHARP OVERALL LENGTH: 7.25 inches BLADE LENGTH: 2.85 inches BLADE MATERIAL: Titanium bond BLADE THICKNESS: 0.11 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Glass/nylon WEIGHT: 3.5 ounces MSRP: $29.98 WEBSITE: CamillusKnives.com 02 FLEXCUT TOOLS JKN88 WHITTLIN’ JACK OVERALL LENGTH: 6.25 inches BLADE LENGTH: 2 inches BLADE MATERIAL: High-carbon steel BLADE THICKNESS: 0.6 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Aluminium frame and veneer inlay WEIGHT: 2.9 ounces MSRP: $56.95 WEBSITE: Flexcut.com 03 FLEXCUT TOOLS JKN95 TRI-JACK PRO OVERALL LENGTH: 6.12 inches BLADE LENGTH: 1.87 inches BLADE MATERIAL: High-carbon steel BLADE THICKNESS: 0.6 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Aluminum frame, cherry inlay WEIGHT: 4.1 ounces MSRP: $95.95 WEBSITE: Flexcut.com 04 FLEXCUT TOOLS JKN91 RIGHT-HANDED CARVIN' JACK OVERALL LENGTH: 5.87 inches BLADE LENGTH: 1.75 inches BLADE MATERIAL: High-carbon steel BLADE…

6 min.
urban

“The urban knife is extremely versatile and useful for everyday life. Urban 1” knives are convenient, compact knives with an impeccably thoughtful and modern design.”-Steel Will Knives 01 BROWNING WHEELHOUSE OVERALL LENGTH: 8.1 inches BLADE LENGTH: 3.5 inches BLADE MATERIAL: 7CR17MOV BLADE THICKNESS: 0.11 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: G-10 WEIGHT: 3.8 ounces MSRP: $29.99 WEBSITE: Browning.com 02 BEAR & SON CUTLERY 61100 OVERALL LENGTH: 7.7 inches BLADE LENGTH: 3 3/8 inches BLADE MATERIAL: 440 stainless steel BLADE THICKNESS: 0.13 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: G-10 WEIGHT: 4.3 ounces MSRP: $39.99 WEBSITE: BearAndSonCutlery.com 03 TOPS MSF 4.0 3-11 OVERALL LENGTH: 7.5 inches BLADE LENGTH: 3.25 inches BLADE MATERIAL: N690Co . BLADE THICKNESS: 0.13 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Tan canvas Micarta WEIGHT: 4.5 ounces MSRP: TBD WEBSITE: TopsKnives.com 04 KERSHAW AGILE 1558 OVERALL LENGTH: 6.25 inches BLADE LENGTH: 2.75 inches BLADE MATERIAL: 8CR13MoV BLADE THICKNESS: 0.12 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Stainless steel WEIGHT: 3.9 ounces MSRP: $49.99 WEBSITE: Kershaw.KAIUSALTD.com 05 D ROCKET DESIGN KATANA-X OVERALL LENGTH: 5.25 inches BLADE LENGTH: 2.25 inches BLADE MATERIAL: Damasteel BLADE THICKNESS: 0.11 inch HANDLE MATERIAL: Titanium, carbon fiber WEIGHT:…