Model: Big Dog Total Length: 7 1/4" Blade Length: 3 1/2" Weight of Knife: 3/4 oz. Weight of Sheath: 1/4 oz.
Ultralight Titanium Knife for Backpackers
This is my biggest knife so far. It features a wider blade for those looking for a beefier yet still ultralight blade. I will be offering a version with carbon fiber scales in the future, but even in this skeleton version, the knife has an exceptional grip. I designed and produced this knife with ultralight backpackers in mind, but it could prove useful to anyone looking for a super lightweight blade. It is water-jetted from 1/16” thick 6Al-4V titanium alloy sheet. The result is a strong, sharp and functional knife which weighs practically nothing. In addition to weighing half as much as steel with very nearly the same strength, titanium is more flexible, non-magnetic, and will never rust, even if exposed to salt water. Titanium alloy is somewhat softer than steel, and therefore will not hold an edge as long as steel, but it is very easy to touch up with whatever sharpener you prefer. In order to increase the durability of the sharpened edge, I have given this knife a one-sided grind, welding a thin layer of tungsten carbide on the other side. As the softer titanium edge wears away, it exposes a sharp edge of tungsten carbide. I have been making and using these knives for the last five years, and am quite happy with the result. While mostly intended for food prep, these knives are suitable for all but the toughest jobs. Comes with ultralight sheath. Payment cheerfully refunded if not satisfied. Contact me within 14 days, to arrange return of the undamaged knife. By bidding on this item, you declare your age to be eighteen years or older. Knives are inherently dangerous, and must be used and handled safely and properly. By bidding on this item you release the seller from all liability for injury or damage caused by this knife. See my other auctions. I don't believe you will find a similar knife for this price, especially one that was made in the USA.
A very well made, ultra light knife that fits my requirements perfectly. I will use this knife for hiking and only hiking. I have an every day carry knife, but it is much much heavier. I also wanted a fixed blade knife.
This is a great knife for ultralight activities. I'm very happy with my purchase. THANKS!