Hunting season is rapidly approaching. Designed by hunters for hunters, Knives of Alaska has a tried and true reputation in not only the hunting community, but among all outdoorsmen. The Knives of Alaska Brown Bear cleaver was the first knife developed by professional outfitter, hunter, and outdoors-man Charles Allen. It won Knife of the Year for the Most Innovative American Made Design at the 1994 Blade Show.
Built to be a large game processing tool, this perfectly designed giant hunk of steel performs its job exquisitely. The whopping 0.25” thick spine and full tang construction ensure it will withstand a ton of hard use.
This 6.5″, D2 tool steel skinning cleaver has an incredibly long cutting edge. It runs from the bottom of the knife all the way around the large curved tip. The lack of a point on this knife ensures you will never accidentally puncture your game, and the thicker body of the knife helps decrease the potential for suction while processing game. Additionally, the angle of the blade in relation to the handle makes for a comfortable and expedient slice.
The contoured, slip resistant SureGrip handles feel fantastic in the hand. There’s a significant amount of jimping on the blade, a generously sized finger hole in the blade near the grip, and an oversized choil. All this allows you to change your grip in a variety of ways without sacrificing comfort, utility, or safety.
Finally, this knife comes with an American made, split grain cowhide sheath with a belt loop attachment. This traditional style sheath has been vegetable tanned and oiled.
- D2 Tool Steel
- 6.5” Ulu Style Skinning Cleaver
- 55-57 HRC
- Full Tang
- SureGrip Handles
- Lanyard Tube
- US Made Leather Sheath with Belt Loop Attachment
- 10.25” Overall
- USA Made
- 17.7 Ounces
The Knives of Alaska Brown Bear cleaver is a perfectly designed knife that would do well on just about any hunting trip. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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