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Abel's files are filled with stories from anglers (both fly and conventional) who used a knife to get out of trouble: from the guy who stabbed a rogue bear in Canada to the fellow who tripped in a steelhead river and used his blade to cut himself free from loose flyline that had wrapped his feet.
The AbelBlade knife is constructed of the finest components and materials including Made in the USA high carbon, high chrome, 154CM knife grade stainless steel. It has been hardened to 60RC; the handle or frame of the knife is cold finished 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum. For heat treating, we use the world famous Paul Bos System.
While the blades of some knives can collapse, the “liner-lock,” (the blade-locking mechanism) – of fine heat treated spring steel – can’t close until you deliberately move it to the side with your thumb, thus allowing the blade to fold back. It is engineered for quick, single-handed use... vital when you need to hang onto a rod while cutting a snagged anchor rope, cut away brush while float-tubing or cut through a streamside tangle. It’s a must while camping, or on a float trip.
The heavy-duty (removable) spring steel pocket clip has been designed to fit on the outside of your shirt, pants, wading shorts or wader pocket with the knife securely inside.
This is essentially a custom knife that is available with or without a serrated blade. These knives are produced in limited numbers in our shop.
|Overall length (open)||6.7 inches|
|Overall length (closed)||3.8 inches|
|Blade length||2.875 inches|
|Solid Finish (+$50)||$225|
|Fish Graphic Small (+$75)||$300|
|Fish Graphic Large (+$220)||$445|
See custom finishes, here.