I was looking for a production blade to add to our lineup that would be less expensive alternative to our handmade knives but still possess all the qualities of a great bushcraft knife. The Hawthorne Explorer is my favorite choice out there, by a long way. Made by one of the most well known names in wood carving tools, this 8.38" overall, 3.88" black oxide coated 1095HC
steel blade cuts like a razor and is very comfortable in the hand. The Zebra wood handle looks great too, and adds a beautiful look to the package. Features a full extended tang, lanyard hole, and (unlike many of the so-called "bushcraft" knives out there) a properly executed Scandi grind blade with no secondary bevel. Black leather belt sheath. Wooden gift box. Made by Flexcut in the USA.