For a USA-made budget friendly fixed blade, you just about can’t beat the OKC Old Hickory Hunter. It’s simple, sturdy, and straightforward. It’s almost everything you need in a fixed blade for about $20.
The OKC 7026 features a satin finished 5.5” 1095 carbon steel clip point blade. It has a blade thickness of about 0.08” hardened to 55-57 HRC. It’s soft enough to take a beating and thin enough to still make an excellent slicer. Additionally, as we all know, you can easily sharpen this knife to shaving sharp and maintain that edge with little effort.
The hardwood handle scales are riveted on the full tang with brass rivets. It has a handle length of about 4.8”. It’s the same handle Old Hickories have had for almost a hundred years. It comes with a leather sheath with a belt loop attachment. Its overall length is 10.3” and it weighs 4.6 ounces.
- 1095 Carbon Steel, Satin Finish
- 5.5” Clip Point
- 0.08” Blade Thickness
- 55-58 HRC
- Full Tang Fixed Blade
- Walnut Handles
- 4.8” Handle Length
- Brass Rivets
- Leather Sheath
- 4.6 Ounces
- 10.3” Overall
- Made in the USA
The OKC Old Hickory Hunter is a fantastic, USA-made knife you can pick up for about $20. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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