camp knife in A2 and bushcraft sheath

The first of the big 5″ outdoors knives.
I call this one the “Misty Mountain 5″, but this is not a catalog item… Gotta log the pix somewhere to keep track of ’em, so here they are:
5″x1.5″ blade, 5/32” A2, natural/brownish canvas micarta, kydex and leather ambidextrous bushcraft drop-loop sheath.

(pix were before edge, but it’s sharp now, lemme tell ya)

115% Mountain Knife in O1 and OD micarta

This is the third full-size Mountain Knife in the series.

blade: 3/16″ O1, nominal 4″ (3.9″ actual) length @1000 grit
OD green micarta scales with 3/16″ brass pins at 360grit
Oven foil & oil heat treat, triple tempered

The pommel is ever so slightly crowned in case a little whacking or chiseling (on/with wood, please) needs to be done.
Sheath is 0.09″ kydex with large and small tek-lok compatible holes.

a study in handles

For a brief moment, all three full-size Mountain Knives are here in one place.

The top-most is my personal knife, 110% size. The black-handled one is 115%, and the green also 115%.

The maroon one is different in several respects, but the other pattern is actually my favorite.

Handle material comes spec’d often at 1/4″ or 3/8″, but sometimes is oversize. Oddly, the green handled knife is the slimmest by about 0.075″. I found I like the simple straight smoothing shape the best. The ergo contouring is hit or miss on this handle profile, as on the maroon knife. However it’s a great *thickness* at 0.8″. The black handle is a full 0.9″ thick – very hand-filling and comfortable. I prefer a bit things a bit more slim and slightly lighter.

My personal ideal would be the thickness of the maroon with the contour of the green. Obviously this varies by hand… The green knife is a couple steps short of completion – full post on it when it’s ready.