Kephart Prototype: Stabilized Cherry & Red Liners

Made to order.  Please allow 7-14 business days before shipment. Photos are a representation of the knife you will receive; figure may vary.

After almost a decade of requests to do my take on a Horace Kephart themed knife, here we are.  I made two prototypes, and this is the scandi one, with a squared off spine and a lanyard tube and no swell in the front handle contour.  I tried to keep the curves quite similar to the original Kephart knife, and followed it's relatively slim, flat handle contour, which is actually quite comfortable.  The originals came with a 4 inch or 5 inch blade option.  This one has a 4-3/4", somewhere between the two, and a 4-3/4" handle as well, keeping it looking and feeling quite symmetrical.

Someone once said that the Kephart model is everything you need in a knife, and nothing that you don't.  I would say that I agree.

Model: Kephart [Prototype]
Cutting Edge Length: 4-3/4 inches
Overall Length: 9-1/4 inches
Steel Type: O1
Steel Thickness:  1/8
Edge Grind: scandi
Handle Material: stabilized cherry
Handle Liners: thin brown linen
Hardware: brass loveless bolts & tubing
Handle Thickness: 4/5