Columbia River Kommer 2-Shot Skinner 3.15" Plain Edge Blade, Orange Micarta Handles
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Russ Kommer comes up with a versatile hunting knife/sheath system.
One of Russ Kommer's favorite custom knife/sheath packages is the 2-Shot™. He has used it daily in the field as a hunting guide in Alaska and around the world. Russ says, "I've always preferred a smaller semi-skinner, even for the biggest of game. You just use the hump near the end of the blade to locate your index finger. And the blade is short enough that you can work inside the animal and feel where you are at all times."
The skinner has a full-tang fixed blade of 12C27 Sandvik stainless steel with stainless steel bolsters, both mirror polished for ease of cleaning. Hand-finished orange G10 handles are fitted with stainless steel pins. Blade length is 3.15".
Russ explains the sheath; "For me, a horizontal sheath makes getting around easier. It doesn't interfere with your rifle or back pack waist strap, and it's not always banging the bush plane, pickup, or fouling the pack horse guide rope. I've been making two-shell custom sheaths for years. I never carry a box of shells out of camp . . . usually just a magazine and the two cartridges in my sheath. They won't rattle around, and the two pockets will handle ammunition from .243 up to .338. No matter what happens, you'll always have those two shells to get you home."
The sheath is convertible for left or right carry.
- 2840: Semi-skinner
- Blade: Length: 3.15” (80 mm)
- Thickness: 0.114” (2.9 mm)
- Steel: 12C27 Sandvik, 59-61 HRC
- Knife: Overall length: 7.30” (185 mm)
- Weight: 3.8 oz. (108 g)
- 2-Shot Sheath (included with knife)
- Sheath: Overall length: 6.0” (152 mm)
- Width: 3.0” (76 mm)
- Weight: 4.9 oz. (139 g)
Russ Kommer of Fargo, North Dakota, has been a commercial hunting guide since 1980. He started making knives when one of his hunter clients brought a custom knife and dressed an entire moose without sharpening it. He began working with noted Alaskan knifemaker John Shore, who took Russ into his shop and showed him how to grind. He began making his own line of knives in 1997, and his custom catalog shows a range of fixed blade knives, including Bowie and Camp Knives, Fillet Knives, Hunters, Fighters and Boot Knives, all available with a variety of exotic handles and with engraving. He is the designer of the CRKT Bear Claw, Big Eddy, hunting knives including our Pro and Signature Hunters, 30-30, and Surf 'N Turf, plus the Kommer Fulcrum and I.F.B. He says, "I set out to make a quality knife that would perform and be comfortable to handle. I have found knifemaking to be my calling, and would like to thank all the people who have helped me along the way!"
Sheath (included with knife)
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.
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.