"The Vaquero is my most popular and sought after model."
James R. Cook
(Master Bladesmith)


The "Vaquero" (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 will also get to build one of the master's top models, learning many of his design secrets along the way.

The Vaquero is one of James' most popular knife models for a reason. This 10.187 inch overall length fixed blade design with slipover finger guard has incredible grind lines and visual appeal. Sporting a 4.75-inch long blade shape, culminating in a modern-styled spear point at the tip, not only does the Vaquero offer that "wow factor" that every knife lover seeks, but it won’t take you long to notice how balanced and well-intentioned this knife design is, the trademark of a master’s experience. 

The handle on this the Vaquero is skeletonized for weight reduction and balance. This model includes (2) 0.125-inch tang holes for handle attachment. Stainless steel pinstock is included in this offer for basic handle attachment.

As part of our exclusive Master Series, the Vaquero's 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 Vaquero features the blade, slip over guard, guard pin, and handle pinstock for basic handle construction. This version is perfect for builders who already have their own handle material.


Model: Vaquero
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: 8.187 Inches
Blade Length: 4.75 Inches
Cutting Edge: 4.75 Inches
Thickness 0.165 thick (thickest point)
Tang Holes: (2) 0.125 Inch
Handle Pinstock Included = Yes
Weight: 4.7 oz / 133 gm
Guard/Pin Included = Yes
Handle Material Included = No

Gift Boxed = Yes


Manufacturer: CKK Industries

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