The Utility Hunter knife making kit is a great working fixed blade knife kit. It is designed to fit well in the hand, where the butt can be held freely in the palm to do precision cutting work by applying the forefinger to the serrated top spine edge. The blade blank is made from 440A and the pre-attached guard is made from 420 Stainless. This version is the combo kit. It comes with blade, pre-pinned guard and pre-machined Padauk handle scales 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 own and carry for years.
Our pre-machined 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, the combo kit with pre-machined scales will help you insure that your kit completion will be smooth and successful.
The blade length on the Utility Hunter is 3.00 inches and the thickness is .130 inches. It comes hollow ground, satin finished and has a pre-pinned stainless steel finger guard attached. The tang has (2) pre-drilled .187 (3/16") holes in it.
General Kit Specifications
Skill Rating: Level II
Blade Steel: 440A stainless steel
RC = 54-56 (Heat Treated)
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Length: 3 inches
Blade Width: .875"
Overall Length: 6-7/8"
Guard: 420 Stainless Steel
Handle Material: Padauk (pre-machined)