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R. Murphy Skinning Knife 4-1/4" 1095 Carbon Steel Blade, Zebrawood Handle - RMSKINNER

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Part Number: RMSKINNER
Manufacturer: R. Murphy Knives
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RMSKINNER: R. Murphy Skinning Knife: 4-1/2" 1095 Carbon Blade, Zebrawood Handle
R. Murphy Knives
Skinning Knife with 12 gauge (2.8 mm) 4-1/2" blade made from 1095 high carbon steel available in a variety of richly grained exotic hardwoods. These scales are oiled Zebrawood and attached with three brass rivets. Top grain leather sheath included. Made in the U.S.A.
  • Blade Length: 4-1/2"
  • Blade Steel: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Overall Length: 8-1/2"
  • Handle Material: Zebrawood
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 000000168991

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
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.
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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5 out of 5
Sep 23, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Good food cutter
This really is the best all around kitchen knife I own. There isn't anything I can do with it, and it stays sharp enough for kitchen work for a couple weeks before I need to strop it. It slices roast beef into sandwich meat every bit as well as a filet knife, even though it's an eighth inch thick. I did use it to cut up the meat from an entire doe to put in the pressure canner, and we only stropped it once, but still we could've finished the job just fine without stropping. Glad to see this knife getting good reviews.
5 out of 5
Jun 29, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Sharp like silk
Last autumn, my Murphy skinner cleaned 20 squirrels in one sitting without doing a thing to the edge. Then I stropped it on my ceramic and cleaned an armadillo that evening, and some of the blade still would shave. I'm buying one for all of my kids. The wife keeps borrowing mine. Guess she gets one too. Oh yes. On the blade: it will get very rusty after the first use. This is good. Let it rust on purpose for three days. Then, take it to the sink, and using a steel scrubber with plain dish soap under cold water, scrub the rust until the blade is grey with no trace of red rust. This will put a protective coating on the blade that will last the life of the knife.
5 out of 5
May 13, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Pack Horse
This knife was a good purchase. 1095 really is a great blade material if it's tempered right and you keep it oiled. This knife is cryo-tempered, and I can really tell the difference between it and my Old Hickories. Out of the box it was sharp, but not SHARP. I had to do a little re-profiling to remove the secondary bevel, as it was a tad blunt. But man, did it get sharp after that! Hair popping? Not sharp enough. This thing got so sharp that it wipes hair away with no resistance. So this tells me the grain structure is very fine, for a simple steel. And like most simple steels, it loses that shaving edge relatively quickly, but only slightly; then it settles into an aggressive, toothy, very sharp utility edge rather indefinitely. It is about the perfect knife as a bush companion. It is a much thicker knife than my Mora #2, and I must say that the way the handle meets the blade leaves vast room for maneuvering inside a body cavity, or between tight branches in a tree, or roots in a burrow; this makes the Murphy skinner so much more utilitarian than any other bushcraft knife I own that this is now officially my walkabout knife. Now, as for durability, every day I cut around thirty, thumb sized bamboo stalks with it for my goats, and it hasn't needed sharpening in weeks. The edge is hard and snaps right through the bamboo with no resistance. A custom O-1 wharncliffe I have (which is 62 Rockwell) performs comparably. I think the cryo-tempering has given this knife quite an advantage over most 1095 knives. I'll say this, that to get a knife of only somewhat higher quality, you're going to have to add $100 to the price tag.
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