The Boot Shark fixed blade knife kit is a modern boot-knife-inspired combination design. It will work well as a skinner knife with an upscale handle, or as a classic boot knife with a tactical handle treatment. This boot knife blank model is 7.5 inches in overall length with a 2-5/8" inch blade. The blade thickness is .175 inches. This skinning boot knife kit design feels great in the hand. The dual stainless bolsters are already attached. This version is the combo kit. It comes with blade, pre-pinned guard and pre-machined Curly Maple handle material to simplify the completion process. Add the handle pins of your choice, together with a touch of proper finishing and you will create a fabulous knife that you'll be proud to carry and own for years.
Our pre-machined knife handle scales are slightly thicker and larger in diameter than the handle tang they are designed for. This allows for proper sanding, shaping and artistic embellishment. They are also undrilled to allow the builder precise placement control and to maximize fastening options. You can use standard pins, mosaic pins or a number of handle fasteners. The choice is up to you. If you do not have a scroll saw to use for creating the required handle shape, or you just want to begin from an easier starting point, using these pre-machined scales will help you insure that your kit completion will be smooth and successful. The Boot Shark blade is made from AUS8 stainless steel and is flat ground. This design features (2) .200" handle holes and includes a pre-drilled ¼ inch thong hole. Both handle pins are included with this model.
General Kit Specifications
Skill Rating: Level II
Blade Steel: AUS8 stainless steel (RC = 56-58)
(Heat Treated/Cryo-Treated for Optimum Blade Performance)
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Length: 2-5/8" Inches
Overall Length: 7-1/2" Inches
Blade Width: 1”
Gift Boxed = Yes
Handle Material: Curly Maple (pre-machined)
Handle Pins: Included