The Western Skinner is a high quality bolstered skinning knife design. It is 7-1/4" inches overall in length and has a very nice feel in the hand. It is designed with a 3" inch long blade that is 1-1/4" inch wide and .145" inch thick. This pattern also has multiple options for handle treatment, including (3) .165 diameter holes for optional pins in the middle of the handle. It offers additionally, (2) 7/32" handle holes and (1) 7/32" thong hole.
The Western Skinner comes in AUS8 Stainless Steel, is hollow-ground and satin finished. It comes standard with 416 stainless steel semi-radiused bolsters with matching pins. This is an excellent design for a dress or working skinner. It is also relatively easy to build and is a really fun project.
For handle construction use (3) (.156) pins/handle bolts, or use (2) 7/32" pins/handle bolts in the optional configuration. Also see "Mosaic pins" for more options. The thong hole is pre-drilled and is 7/32" in diameter.
General Kit Specifications
Skill Rating: Level II
Blade Steel: AUS8 stainless steel
(Heat Treated/Cryo-Treated for Optimum Blade Performance)
Blade Finish: High Polish
Blade Length: 3" Inches
Overall Length: 7-1/4 Inches
Blade Width: 1.25"
Thickness: .145" thick
Comes with (1) Blade, (2) Bolsters and (3) Bolster Pins