The Boot Skinner knife kit is a very high quality modern boot knife/skinner combo design. This design works well as a compact skinner knife(with traditional handle treatment) or as a concealable boot knife (with a tactical handle treatment). This skinning knife kit model is 6 inches overall with a 2-3/4 inch skinner blade. It comes standard with 420 stainless steel bolsters and matching 420 stainless steel bolster pins. This version is the combo kit. It comes with all of the basic kit parts, plus pre-machined Lacewood handle scales to simplify the completion process. Add a touch of proper finishing, and you will create a fabulous knife that you'll be proud to own and carry.
Our pre-machined handle scales are slightly thicker and larger in diameter than the handle liners that they are designed for. This allows for proper sanding, shaping and artistic embellishment. These are also undrilled to allow for precise placement control and to maximize fastening options. 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, the combo kit with pre-machined scales will help you insure that your kit completion will be smooth and successful.
The blade thickness on the boot skinner knife kit is 0.117 inches (almost 1/8") and feels great in the hand. The blade is constructed from high-performance AUS8 stainless steel and is hollow ground. This skinning knife blank design features (2) .125 inch bolster holes, (2) .156 inch tang holes and a .250 inch thong hole for handle construction options. (Please note: The .156" pins and .250" thong hole tubing are sold separately.)
General Kit Specifications
Skill Rating: Level II-III
Blade Steel: AUS8 stainless steel
RC = 56-58
(Heat Treated/Cryo-Treated for Optimum Blade Performance)
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Length: 2.75 Inches
Overall Length: 6 Inches
Blade Width: 7/8 Inches
Thickness: .115-.117 Inches
Tang Holes: (2) .156" (1) .250"
Handle Material: Lacewood
Bolsters: 420 SS (included w/pins)
Gift Box: Yes