Bark River Knives Hudson Bay Trade Knife Fixed 5.5" A2 Tool Steel Blade, Black Canvas Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath - BA09112MBC
BAR09112MBC: Hudson Bay Trade Knife, Black Canvas Micarta
Bark River Knives
Bark River specializes in cutting tools for outdoorsmen and others who need real performance in the field. They use a blend of traditional/contemporary designs and styles to get a product that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also ultra-functional.
The Hudson Bay Trade Knife is a reproduction of one of the knives made and sold here in North America during the pioneer/mountain man period. Belt knives like this were essential and the pattern of this blade is actually called a roach belly. The roots of this pattern show more of the French influence than English and was very popular because of its ability to skin game very quickly and efficiently. The shallow saber grind gave a very sharp edge and still allowed for splitting wood quickly for camp fires.
- Fixed Blade
- Lanyard Hole
- Full Tang Construction
- Blade Length: 5.50" (13.97 cm)
- Blade Width: 1.70" (4.32 cm)
- Cutting Edge: 5.0" (12.70 cm)
- Overall Length: 9.0" (22.86 cm)
- Blade Material: A2 Tool Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.140" (3.50 mm)
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Roach Belly
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta
- Sheath Material: Leather
- Weight: 5.675 oz.
- Made in the USA
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
This product is USA born and raised.