This unusually shaped Knives of Alaska Muskrat Fixed Blade Skinning Knife is unbelievably effective for skinning and fleshing. The razor sharp edge extends completely along the rounded tip and top side for 1 inch. This allows the user to skin very quickly with the knife by cutting in both directions with a quick flick of the wrist. The rounded point is also much less likely to accidentally cut through the skin of a valuable cape than is a very sharp pointed blade. This is especially important for a professional outfitter, a guide, or a hunter who wants to keep the skin or cape for tanning or mounting.
The thin 1/8 thick blade is D-2 tool steel and holds an incredible edge. Total length of this full-tang knife is 6-1/2. Each knife comes with an oiled leather sheath and is available in black rubberized Suregrip handles.
- Steel: D2
- Rockwell Hardness: 58-59
- Bevel: 18º-20º
- Knife Length: 6-1/2 inches
- Blade Length: 2-1/4 inches
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!