|Posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM|
Base price: $270.00 with micarta handle
Blade length: @ 6 1/2"
Handle length: @ 4 3/4"
Thickness available: 3/16” to ¼”
The Model 3 started out life in an unusual way, at least it was unusual for me. A generous friend of mine asked if I'd like a piece of 5160 that he had laying around, I said "sure, I'll use it". He told me that it was already in the shape of a knife blank and to do with it what I liked. When it got here it had a big finger guard, a very straight blade and a funky lanyard hole at the pommel.
So I drew my template on the pattern and made it my own. I dropped the point considerably, did away with the "guard" and the squared pommel. What came out was the Mississippi.
When I completed it I originally thought I'd only make it the one time but I had enough interest in the knife that I made it part of the regular line. As for purpose: The Model 3 fits in between the Green river and the Missouri in size. It works well for people who like bigger knives for their main woods knife.
**note this knife will be going through a slight design change in 2013, please see the website
in the next few months for the updated version**
Options available: Pretty much anything. A hidden tang version is also available.
You can see a gallery of finished knives here