The Knives of Alaska Jaeger Boning Knife has many people asking: What's a Jaeger? For starters, it's the German word for hunter, but the knife was actually named after the hawk-like bird named jaeger that nests near the Alaska hunting and fishing lodge and is incredibly sleek and streamlined-just like our knife. The name is fitting when applied either from the German language perspective or in honor of the bird. This is possibly the most beautiful and sleekest knife we have ever made. Designed as a premier boning and caping knife, this is lightweight and easy to carry but incredibly versatile and strong, with a 0.118 inch thick blade. The non-slip ridges on the back of the blade will give you a comfortable platform on which to place either your forefinger or thumb. Also, the individual finger grooves and deep front choil provide a comfortable and positive grip. The sheath is made from 100% American split grain cowhide, vegetable tanned then oiled. It hangs at a 45 degree angle for added comfort.
Most Knives of Alaska products are fixed blade knives. This means the blade does not fold, like a pocket knife, but is kept in a sheath. Some other companies make fixed blade knives with a peg that fits into the handle, but Knives of Alaska fixed blade knives are full tang - the knife steel is part of the entire handle. This makes a knife much stronger and more dependable, and that's what Knives of Alaska is about!