The Crusader came about once again from my buddy with 3rd group Special forces. He was in the higher elevations on his last deployment and needed a light yet tough knife, so I came up with the Model 12. The Crusader comes standard in 1/8” thickness with a full height grind and no pommel plate to keep it as light as possible. The blade has the severe drop characteristics of the Gasconade family, you can check out the reasons for that by reading more about the model 1 Gasconade river.
The Kunar has a bull nose tip for strength which is still enough tip for drilling and gutting game.
The light version comes with thinner than normal scales but if you’d like it slightly more comfortable for long use I can put on standard thickness scales instead. Just let me know.
Blade length: @ 3 3/4”
Handle length: @4 3/8”
Thickness available: 1/8” or 5/32"
Grind: Full height or near full height (only on 5/32")
Hidden tang version available only in 5/32” thick. This is the lightest version available.
Available in tool steel or stainless steel.