"When I got my Celilo knife in that mail, it was the sharpest knife I have ever handled. Truly. After hiking with it and also working with it (it had taken the place of my regular sheath knife), I can honestly say this is the finest knife I have ever owned. The edge this tool takes continually amazes me and with its shape, size, and balance, the knife is a perpetual joy to use."
Sincerely, P.B. Florida, USA
The Celilo is the product of Mike's research and testing over the last ten years in his effort to create the perfect bushcraft blade. It replaces the BCNW-O1 as our signature knife, and we sincerely believe it is the best anywhere for any price. The design is sleek with the cutting power of a much larger knife due to the blade and handle geometry. The modified spearpoint blade results in the point being slightly below the centerline of the knife. This arrangement drives the edge into the wood instead of falling away which results in optimal transfer of power and efficiency while maintaining a beautiful carving edge. The ricasso area functions as a small guard without getting in the way and lets you know when your finger is close to the edge. The handle was designed to melt securely into the hand and feel comfortable in all popular bushcraft, carving, and slicing grips. We are now using a new style of micarta that is made without the use of toxic binders that is both beautiful and environmentally friendly.
This material looks similar to tortoise shell and coupled with the bright orange liner makes a spectacular package for the 2017 edition. The entire knife is finished with a high polish which not only gives the
blade a custom look but also dramatically increases the corrosion
resistance of the O1 tool steel.
While most sheaths these days are made from six ounce or thinner hides, the Celilo comes standard with a handmade sheath of ten ounce leather made by Moss Custom Leather
that looks and feels like a fitted gun holster. The firesteel loop will hold both Army size models as well as the Exotac FireRod. Both knife and sheath are completely handmade and carry a Lifetime Guarantee to the original owner.
In addition to leather, we also offer a kydex option. These sheaths are made for us by Matt Townsend of Valhalla Custom Kydex. They are of the highest standard possible and include a nylon belt loop attachment which can be removed and replaced with other common carry styles.
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD TO ORDER THIS PRODUCT.
NEW 2017 CELILO SPECIFICATIONS:
- 3 1/2" (9cm) Scandi grind blade
- 3/16" (4.75mm) O1 High Carbon Tool Steel
- 7.75"(20cm) overall length
- 6.5 ounces
- Full tang construction
- Ergonomic handle
- New Micarta handle scales with bright orange liners
- High polish on entire knife adds both beauty and corrosion resistance
- Includes a handmade kydex or leather sheath
- Lifetime Guarantee to the original owner