M3 Mississippi

M3 with varied grind, od green linen scales, 1/8" black micarta spacers

M3 with varied grind, od green linen scales, 1/8" black micarta spacers

M3 with half height grind, od camo g10 scales, Thunderstorm micarta reverse bolsters, thin black spacers, stainless bolts

M3 with half height grind, od camo g10 scales, Thunderstorm micarta reverse bolsters, thin black spacers, stainless bolts

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The Model 3 started 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 top of the blank and made it my own. I dropped the point and edge a whole bunch, did away with the “guard” and squared up the pommel. What came out was the Mississippi. 
    When I completed it originally I 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 up. 
     As for purpose: The Mississippi 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 or for people who have large hands. 
Blade length: @ 6 5/8"
Handle length: @ 5"
Thickness available: 3/16" or 1/4” 

Available in 5160 spring steel or o-1 tool steel depending on thickness
           

Full tang base price: $475

Hidden tang base price: $550     
 

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