When it comes to tactical knives, it's hard to find a more committed designer than Master Smith, Daniel Winkler. A seasoned veteran of knifemaking, Winkler's reputation for soundly designed knives has even earned him the privilege of designing knives for the US Navy SEALs and other special operations groups. With the Blue Ridge Hunter, a knife designed specifically for hunters and military personnel, Winkler continues to demonstrate how deserving he is of his reputation among knife makers. The Blue Ridge Hunting knife has a full, skeletonized tang. The Blue Ridge Hunter is a serious tool with many appreciable features.
This Blue Ridge Hunter Knife's 4" 80CRV2 Carbon Steel blade sports a black Caswell finish that both protects the knife from the elements and reduces glare. The knife's handle is constructed from a tough black sculpted canvas laminate, an industrial-grade composite material that is sure to stand the test of time and last through repeated uses. Winkler is diligent when it comes to his decisions about what materials to use in his designs, the result is his knives are some of the highest quality products available. The filed thumb rest on the spine of the blade adds a dimension of safety and ease of use, allowing your grip on the knife to be secure and precise.
Measuring in at a total of " and 5.9 oz., the Winkler Blue Ride Hunter is a powerful piece of craftsmanship. The Winker II knife comes with a custom-made leather, Kydex, and felt-lined sheath for safe and stylish carrying. The sheath is layered, from outside in - leather, molded Kydex, felt. Additionally, the Blue Ridge Hunting Knife is equipped with a lanyard hole at the base of the handle as a safe and easy carry option when used in conjunction with the sheath. It's hard to go wrong with Daniel Winkler's products, and the Blue Ridge Hunter with Sculpted Micarta and Caswell Finish from KnifeArt.com is no exception.
Purchased as a gift for my brother after he and I had a talk about all things truly necessary in this world- according to us ;)… we’re both huge fans of these knives and axes- but the price point makes it hard to justify when so many options exist at a much lower rate - that said, this was a gift and meant to be special - it hit the mark on that point as my brother couldn’t believe it when he saw it… great knife and great history behind it
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