The Maverick Hunter is an excellent fixed blade knife kit project. It comes in a satin finish, is hollow-ground and made of 440C stainless steel. It also has finger grooves to increase fine cutting control. This design has terrific edge holding properties and comes with stainless bolsters and bolster pins. Properly finished, the Maverick Hunter will compete with custom knives 4-5 times its price. This version is the combo kit. It comes with blade, bolsters, bolster pins and pre-machined Blue Dyed/Stabilized Curly Maple handle material to simplify the completion process. The Maverick Hunter is a great kit knife design for serious builders.
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.
For handle construction, use any of our .250" diameter rod. Also see "Mosaic pins" for additional handle fastening ideas. The thong hole is pre-drilled and is .275” in diameter.
General Kit Specifications
Skill Rating: Level III
Blade Steel: 440C stainless steel
RC = 56-58 (Heat Treated for Optimum Blade Performance)
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Length: 4.5 Inches
Overall Length: 9.75 Inches
Blade Width: 1-3/8”
Thickness: 3/16” thick
Bolster Pins: Stainless
Handle Material: Curly Maple (blue dyed/stabilized)(pre-machined)