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RAY MEARS BUSHCRAFT KNIFE
A famous and much sought after British knife, hand made in a limited quantity, and hand finished by a famous British company
TOTALLY UNAVAILABLE SINCE 2005!
Your world-famous Bushcraft Knife was designed by Ray Mears. It was made by Wilkinson Sword at its specialist sword-making division, which produced swords and knives for the UK Ministry of Defence for supply to the Armed Forces. This same factory made the swords for the Household Cavalry. Sadly, in 2005, MOD awarded the contract overseas and the factory was forced to close. Twelve skilled craftsmen lost their jobs and another piece of British manufacturing history disappeared. When the factory closed, production of this knife ceased.
This is your rare opportunity to obtain what must be the highest acclaimed knife in Bushcraft, the Ray Mears knife!
RAY MEARS BUSHCRAFT KNIFE – DESCRIPTION. Your Bushcraft knife has gained a huge following, not only because it is the favoured knife of the world-famous survival and bushcraft expert Ray Mears, but mainly because it is an excellent cutting tool. Your Ray Mears Bushcraft knife has Birds Eye Maple Handle Slabs. It has been hand-made and hand-finished by one of the Wilkinson Sword craftsmen. It sharpens very well using water stones, it is extremely strong with a full-length tang, and is a good length for bushcraft wood carving. It splits wood easily when used with a batten. It has good handle symmetry, feels comfortable in the hand, and will not rub or chafe your skin, even after extended use. The blade is made of 01 high carbon tool steel, which is resilient, very tough, and – unlike other steels used in cheaper knives - easy to sharpen outdoors. Crucially for bushcraft use, the blade has good hardness, good toughness, and robust wear resistance.
This knife is in Unused condition. It has not been sharpened since it left the Wilkinson Sword factory. It is at least 12 years old and does bear some marks on the sides of the blade. These may polish out.
Blade Length and Type: 4.17” (10.6cm) full tang blade with single bevel. Overall Length: 8.66” (22cm). Blade Steel: 01 high carbon tool steel. Overall Weight (Blade): 186g. Blade Thickness: 4mm. Handle material: Bird's Eye Maple with a hand-carved grip.