"The Blue Duck is a hefty frontier-style knife that's up to any challenge."
James R. Cook
The "Blue Duck" (by Master Bladesmith & Arkansas Living Treasure, James R. Cook) is part of our Master Series knife kit line and represents the very best in fit, finish, and quality in DIY knife making. Not only will kit builders enjoy the knife making process this knife kit project provides, but they'll also get to build one of the master's top models, learning many of his design secrets along the way.
The Blue Duck is a tapered tang fixed blade design and is 8.375 inches in overall length. It features a 4.0 inch blade length that measures 1.125 inches at its widest point. The blade on the Blue Duck is 0.240 inches in thickness at the widest point. The blade and handle on the Blue Duck are both tapered, and the handle is skeletonized, for weight reduction and balance. This design includes (2) 0.125 tang holes for handle attachment (stainless steel pinstock included).
As part of our exclusive Master Series, the Blue Duck knife kit blade and components feature flawless attention to production detail. The blade on this model offers precision grinds and features uncompromising fit-and-finish. As a builder, you will enjoy the fine attention to detail this exclusive knife kit offers.
This version of the Blue Duck is the combo kit. It comes with the Blue Duck tapered tang blade plus Curly Maple handle making scales and 0.125 inch stainless steel pinstock to simplify the completion process. This is a great project for a weekend knife making session. Spend some quality workshop time with this knife kit and enjoy the fun of making an awesome knife.
Model: Blue Duck
Designer: James R. Cook (Master Bladesmith)
Blade Steel: 9Cr13CoMoV (Equivalent SUS440C)
(HRC 58-60)(Heat Treated/Cryo-Treated for Optimum Blade Performance)
Blade Finish: Satin
Overall Length: 8.375 Inches
Blade Length: 4.00 Inches
Cutting Edge: 4.00 Inches
Thickness 0.240 thick (thickest point)
Tang Holes: (2) 0.125 Inch
Handle Pinstock Included = Yes
Weight: 4.7 oz / 133 gm
Handle Material Included = Curly Maple (2)(5.0 x 1.5 x 0.25) Inches
Gift Boxed = Yes