Whether it’s fighting wildfires, protecting water quality, managing forestland, responding to natural disasters, or educating our kids about the environment, forest rangers do it all and do it well. The Ranger is the first knife I designed and produced and I wanted to embody this do-it-all nature.
The drop point shape makes this a great hunting knife and the high saber grind means it’s equally at home performing food preparation tasks. The wide blade, thick stock, and tough steel make this knife rugged enough for heavier camp/survival chores. The Ranger has good ergonomics, something that most knives lack. The blade is angled forward of the handle which reduces fatigue and the handle is contoured to reduce blisters. The handle provides a secure grip, even when wet with its integral guard and wider butt. I build these knives with small snag free sharpening choils. Most manufacturers don’t do this which can make it difficult to sharpen the edge where it meets the ricasso/guard. There is a lanyard hole in the extended tang. The tang extension can be ground into a glass breaking butt or the handle scales can be extended to cover the entire tang.
- Blade Length: 4″
- Overall Length: 8.8″
- Blade Thickness: 0.172″
- Blade Width: 1.25″
- Blade Material: CPM 3V tool steel (60 HRC)
- Handle Material: Black canvas micarta with 0.25″ stainless Corby style bolts (other materials are optional)
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