Because it is awful small, but could be full of fight, if needed : )
When I designed my Whitetail Skinner, I designed it with the intent to be a dedicated hunting knife. However, due to the wide steel, flat grind, and comfortable handle, I just could not stop using it for EVERYTHING. It is one cool cutting knife, and I wanted it everywhere with me.
But, I felt it was a touch too large to have on my belt all the time, everywhere I go. So, I started playing with a similar, but more compact version.
First, the blade shape is basically the same, but has been shortened. It contains the same 1/8” stock and high flat grind.
Next, was the handle. If I put my normal “two swell” handle on this knife, I would have had to lengthen the butt to go beyond the hand. In order to keep it compact, I stopped that butt right at the hand. In order to keep it comfortable, I kept the forward swell (and guard) and made a bulb-like rear portion of the handle.
It works out very well, and I am very happy with it. It is a mean cutter, capable of a lot of work, yet is very compact in size. I can’t ask for much more than that.
Blade Length: 2 5/8”
Overall Length: 6 3/8”
Grind: Full Flat grind, with polish convex secondary bevel.
More Badger pictures (shown with flat ground bushcrafter)
Pricing and Options:
Base Knife Price: $290.00
1/8″ – $0
5/32″ – $5
01 – $0
Flat – $0 (Default) (Default finish for flat grinds is a belt finish unless hand finish is specified)
Green Canvas – $0
Black Canvas – $0
Natural Canvas – $0
Red Linen – $0
G10 – $0
Maroon Linen – $10
Cocobolo – $20
Bocote – $20
African Blackwood – $25
Stabilized Curly Birch – $90
Desert Ironwood – $40
Desert Ironwood Burl – $65
Curly Maple – $25
Maple – $20
Cherry – $20
Walnut – $20
Something else in mind? I can do almost anything you want. Contact us for pricing.
Stainless (default on micarta and G10) - $0
Brass (default on woods) – $0
Mosaic – $20 (see this link for styles)
Blue – $5
1/8″ Black Paper Linen – $10 (see this link for example)
Normal Foldover sheath – $0
No Sheath – (subtract $20)
Matching Firesteel (Army Sized Light My Fire Blank) – $25