Boker Savannah Fixed Hunting Knife 5" N690BO Blade with Micarta Handles - 120620
Boker describes this item as follows:
This professional hunting and outdoor knife has an impressive blade and elegant flowing lines in its design. The concept of this piece, by Armin Stütz (from the Austrian Knife Forge “Steirer Eisen”), was created due to experiences with big game hunting in Africa and in cooperation with professional rangers, and was approved under these harsh conditions. The massive blade features an attractive two-tone finish, and is made of N690B0 steel, which is a special alloy containing cobalt, exclusively created in a collaboration between Austrian steel manufacturer Böhler and Böker. This high performance steel can handle any cutting task, and the full tang design of this piece provides extraordinary strength and stability. The elaborately grooved canvas micarta scales provide not only a characteristic look but also an extremely secure grip, even when wearing gloves or in wet conditions. A red fiber underlay enhances its unique design. Stainless steel bolsters and a lanyard hole complete this high class knife. A reliable and powerful companion for all outdoor activities. High quality leather sheath included. Blade thickness: 3/8”. Overall length: 9 3/8”. Blade length: 5”. Weight: 7.8 oz.
N690 is an Austrian steel with adequate hardness and superb corrosion resistant properties makes this a great steel for use around marine environments.
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
The original steel Capital of the World: Solingen, Germany produces some of the best Kitchen knives and straight razors money can buy.
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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