The Western Skinner knife making kit is a high quality bolstered skinning knife design. This model is 7.25 inches overall in length and has a very nice, balanced feel in the hand. This model is designed with a 3 inch long blade that is 1.25 inch wide and .145 inches thick. The Western Skinner pattern also has multiple options for handle treatment, including (3) .156 inch diameter holes for the (included) stainless steel pinstock. This knife also offers (2) .250 inch handle holes and (1) .250 inch thong hole for those builders who wish to explore additional handle treatments. This version is the combo kit. It comes with the Western Skinner blade, semi-radiused bolsters, matching bolster pins and .156 inch stainless steel handle pinstock. The Western Skinner blade is made with AUS8 stainless steel (RC 56-58). It is hollow-ground and satin finished. It comes standard with 416 stainless steel semi-radiused bolsters with matching assembly pins. This is an excellent design for a dress or working skinner. It is also relatively easy to build and is a fun project to complete. Add a touch of proper finishing and produce a fabulous skinning knife that you'll be proud to own and carry for years.
For handle construction use (3) .156 inch pins (stainless steel pinstock included), handle bolts, or use (2) .250 inch pins or handle bolts in the optional hole pattern configuration. Also see "Mosaic pins" for more handle fastening options. The thong hole is pre-drilled and is .250 inch in diameter.
General Kit Specifications
Western Skinner Blade Kit
Skill Rating: Level II
Blade Steel: AUS8 stainless steel (RC 56-58)
(Heat Treated/Cryo-Treated for Optimum Blade Performance)
Blade Finish: High Polish
Blade Length: 3.00 inches
Overall Length: 7.25 inches
Blade Width: 1.25 inches
Thickness: .145 inches
Handle Tang Holes: (3) .156" handle fastening holes, (2) .250" handle fastening holes, (1) .250 inch thong hole
Handle Material Included: No
Handle Pinstock Included: Yes (.156 inch diameter - stainless steel)
Handle Thong Hole: (1) .250 inch (tubing not included)