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R. Murphy Skinning Knife 4-1/4" 1095 Carbon Steel Blade, Zebrawood Handle - RMSKINNER

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Part Number: RMSKINNER
Manufacturer: R. Murphy Knives
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RMSKINNER: R. Murphy Skinning Knife: 4-1/2" 1095 Carbon Blade, Zebrawood Handle
R. Murphy Knives
Skinning Knife with 12 gauge (2.8 mm) 4-1/2" blade made from 1095 high carbon steel available in a variety of richly grained exotic hardwoods. These scales are oiled Zebrawood and attached with three brass rivets. Top grain leather sheath included. Made in the U.S.A.
  • Blade Length: 4-1/2"
  • Blade Steel: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Overall Length: 8-1/2"
  • Handle Material: Zebrawood
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 000000168991

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
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.
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for it's extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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5 out of 5
May 13, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Pack Horse
This knife was a good purchase. 1095 really is a great blade material if it's tempered right and you keep it oiled. This knife is cryo-tempered, and I can really tell the difference between it and my Old Hickories. Out of the box it was sharp, but not SHARP. I had to do a little re-profiling to remove the secondary bevel, as it was a tad blunt. But man, did it get sharp after that! Hair popping? Not sharp enough. This thing got so sharp that it wipes hair away with no resistance. So this tells me the grain structure is very fine, for a simple steel. And like most simple steels, it loses that shaving edge relatively quickly, but only slightly; then it settles into an aggressive, toothy, very sharp utility edge rather indefinitely. It is about the perfect knife as a bush companion. It is a much thicker knife than my Mora #2, and I must say that the way the handle meets the blade leaves vast room for maneuvering inside a body cavity, or between tight branches in a tree, or roots in a burrow; this makes the Murphy skinner so much more utilitarian than any other bushcraft knife I own that this is now officially my walkabout knife. Now, as for durability, every day I cut around thirty, thumb sized bamboo stalks with it for my goats, and it hasn't needed sharpening in weeks. The edge is hard and snaps right through the bamboo with no resistance. A custom O-1 wharncliffe I have (which is 62 Rockwell) performs comparably. I think the cryo-tempering has given this knife quite an advantage over most 1095 knives. I'll say this, that to get a knife of only somewhat higher quality, you're going to have to add $100 to the price tag.
5 out of 5
John H
Nov 23, 2012
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Excellent skinning knife.
I just skinned a large 10 point buck using this knife and a much more expensive S30V steel skinning knife. S30V is considered to be the best knife steel available today. This 1095 Murphy knife did just as good as the S30V knife. I switched back and forth between knives. For under $40 you can't do better than a good Murphy skinning knife.
4 out of 5
Thomas Rørby Petersen
Oct 15, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Materials, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish
A Great Bushcraft Knife!
The R. Murphy skinning knife is a big knife, disguised as a medium knife! The handle enables you to hold this knife in many different ways and it gives you a lot of control over the blade. I gave the scales a quick sanding, to smoothen up the edges. The grind is kind of a scandi-grind with a secondary bevel. The spine is just over 2 mm. These things ad up to a very efficient and yet sturdy cutter. The blade comes reasonably sharp, and it is 1095 carbon steel, so it will be easy to sharpen. The sheath is a scandi/bushcraft-sheath and is well made. The finish on my knife though, is not fantastic. The tip of the knife has a small imperfection and there is a little space between the wooden scales and the tang. I read a lot about some peoples opinion, that american knives should be made in America. Well, that's fine, but then these finish issues, should be adressed, if you hope to have returning customers. For the money though, this is well worth it, especially since there are not many knives out there, quite like this one. Great service from Knifecenter and iGlobal.
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