Colter Skinner Damascus Steel Knife
John Colter was a fur trapper, mountain man, and frontier explorer picked for the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804. While returning from the expedition in 1806, Colter was given permission to leave the expedition and explore the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers where she spent most of the following year trapping around what is now known as Yellowstone.
Upon returning to St. Louis, Colter sat down with William Clark and provided a detailed description of the area, which Clark turned into a comprehensive map of the Yellowstone and Teton areas. No one believed the stories Colter told of geysers and boiling mud until Clark confirmed their existence.
A skinner knife was a necessity to a trapper and hunter. The ruggedness of the Colter Skinner's blade and short handle make it the perfect tool for its job. This handmade damascus knife is easy to maneuver and allows you to work precisely, even with gloves on. Designed in the manner of its time, the walnut handle makes is the perfect choice for this skinning knife.
— Blade Length: 3
— Blade Material: 1095, 15N20 Damascus Steel
— Blade Thickness: .17"
— Blade Hardness: 56- 60 HRC
— Blade Style: Skinner
— Blade Grind: Secondary Grind
— Blade Type: Fixed
— Blade Finish: Damascus Steel
— Handle Material: Walnut
— Handle Thickness: 0.5"
— Handle Length: 3"
— Tang: Full Tang
— Overall Length: 6"
— Weight (Oz): 7
— Sheath Material: Leather
Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials and may vary slightly in color, Damascus pattern, and overall look. Damascus steel can rust if not cared for properly. Do not keep Damascus steel in a leather sheath for long periods of time, as the leather can cause the steel to rust. Please be aware Damascus steel products will arrive fully coated in a protective, non-toxic mineral oil, which can be easily washed off before use. Damascus steel should be regularly oiled with any household oil over the course of its life to prevent corrosion.
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