Citadel KC4017 Vannak III Fixed 3" DNH7 Blade, Palisander Wood Handles
CIKC4017: KC4017 Vannak III
Hunter, Utility, Outdoor, Fixed EDC - whichever you call it the Vannak III is up to the task.
This is one of those 'just right' knife designs, no more and no less. Just enough blade length to get the job done and stay sharp doing it. A handle at just the right length with a small lower guard big enough to keep your hand in place but small enough not to get in the way. The Palisander wood scales are contoured to fit the hand just so for long-term use with no fatigue. It's a working knife that just happens to look and feel like a high-end custom.
The blade is hand forged from high carbon DNH7 and differentially hardened showing a distinct temper line or hamon. The forge scale on the flats is left in place while the primary bevel is highly polished. The full convex edge is shaving sharp and likes to stay that way.
A full grain leather belt sheath is included. As DNH7 is a high-carbon steel the knife should not be stored in the leather sheath for a long period of time; a nylon zipper storage pouch with embroidered Citadel logo is included for long-term storage instead.
- Differentially Hardened Blade
- Palisander Wood Scales
- High Quality Leather Sheath
- Overall: 7-1/8"
- Blade Length: 3"
- Handle Length: 4"
- Blade Thickness: 0.15"
- Handle Thickness: 0.82"
- Blade Steel: DNH7 High Carbon Steel
- Handle Material: Palisander Wood
- Weight: 4.7
- Made in Cambodia
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.
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.