O/A Length: 6 3/4"w/Gut Hook
Blade Length: 3"
Steel: 1095 High Carbon Steel
Handle: Green Canvas Micarta
Blade Finish: Coyote Tan Coating
Weight: 5.4 oz
Weight with Gut Hook: 6.3oz
Designed by: Joshua Swanagon
1/4? Gut Hook
O/A Length: 2 ??
Weight: 0.9 oz
Made in the Rocky Mountains USA
Description and specs:
"Years ago, while I was a teenager, a friend of mine
showed me an authentic Alaskan Ulu that he had received from a friend of his. I
had never seen anything like it and immediately saw the benefits for skinning,
food prep and light bushcrafting. I have been a big fan of the Ulu since and as
a hunter, when I was designing the Backwoods Skinner I couldn?t think of any
blade geometry that fit my purpose for this knife like the Ulu.
I decided to use the same deep belly of the Ulu for
skinning purposes, but opted for a smaller blade and a rear oriented grip for
getting into tighter areas and the ability to do finer skinning work. I went
with the straight clip point so that it would allow for the index finger to run
up the spine to the tip, allowing you to guide the Backwoods Skinner into
tighter spots with greater control. I decided to angle the grip away from the
blade in an effort to allow for a natural break to the wrist for better
ergonomics and to prevent fatigue in the wrist when working with it for extended
periods of time.
In an effort to make this a full featured hunting knife,
I knew that it needed a gut hook for expedient field stripping of your game but
I opted against putting it on the spine of the knife for a few reasons; first -
the blade geometry and angle of the grip would have made this option difficult
to use, second ? my intended use of the index finger to guide the blade into
tight areas would be dangerous with a gut hook in the way and three ? spine
oriented gut hooks tend to tear coats, clothing and sheaths when pulled out. So
for these reasons I spent some time trying to come up with some different
options, when I decided on a parasite gut hook. This keeps the gut hook
shrouded when not in use and is safer when it is in use, because you sheath the
blade to use it.
The ovulated grip was designed to fit the ergonomics of
the hand, again allowing for extended use with minimal fatigue and with the
tightening at the hilt you can achieve a firm purchase of the grip with maximum
control when pulling the blade through your cut.
The Backwoods Skinner was designed for everything from
large game hunting down to wilderness survival small game hunting/trapping,
fishing and light bushcrafting in mind. Enjoy and happy hunting."