3.5" Backcountry Pocket Hunter Fixed Blade
This is a small full-tang fixed blade knife, for when weight and space are at a premium. Designed and made by Freeman Outdoor Gear. I call this one the "Backcountry Pocket Hunter".
The stonewashed CTS-HXP stainless steel 3.5" drop point blade features a main flat grind with a thick secondary swedge for maximum toughness and piercing ability.
Additional material on the blade spine near the tip creates a small thumb rise and provides a secondary indexing surface for extra control during delicate cuts.
The blade is heat treated to a hardness of 60-61 Rc and the cutting edge is ground razor sharp at a 34 degree included angle (17 degrees per side).
The handle scales are CNC machined from tough epoxy laminate G-10 with milled grooves for a secure and comfortable grip. The handle shape provides an ergonomic and balanced grip for use in multiple positions. Stainless steel hardware locks all the components into place. The press-fit lanyard hole tubing through the pommel is sized for the included 1/8" shock cord lanyard and secondary retention method.
The custom Kydex machined and thermo-formed sheath features a secure and tight friction fit with multiple attachment points. Includes two Maxpedition TacTie PJC3 Polymer Joining Clips for belt carry or Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS) attachment methods.
Knife Name: 3.5" Backcountry Pocket Hunter
Designer: Jeff Freeman
Overall Length: 7.0"
Blade Length: 3.5” (per AKTI standards)
Blade Thickness: .170”
Blade Steel: Carpenter Technology CTS-XHP
Blade Hardness: 60-61 HRC
Blade Style: Full-Tang Fixed Blade, Drop Point
Blade Finish: Ceramic media tumbled (aka: Stonewashed)
Handle Material: Machined G-10 synthetic sheet
Overall Thickness (across handles): 1/2"
Sheath Material: Machined and thermoformed Kydex
Knife Weight: 6 oz
Sheath Weight: 2 oz
Knife with Sheath Weight: 8 oz
Note from Jeff: I designed this "no-frills" knife over 8 years ago to be used on long treks through the backcountry while hunting elk. I wanted a blade that was small enough to be carried in a back pocket or mounted unobtrusively on a pack. Something that would be sturdy enough to field dress an elk while minimizing space and weight, while maximizing utility. Over the years, I have made small batches for myself and hunting buddies and have refined the design to the point where I feel it is ready for the market. Another knife made here in Brownsville, Oregon by FOG with all American made materials.