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White River Knives Backpacker Fixed 3.25" S30V Blade, Camo Paracord Handle, Kydex Sheath - WRBP-CA

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Part Number: WTWRBPCA
Manufacturer: White River Knives
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We have carried White River Knives at the Knifecenter since 2012 and have been impressed with their products from the start. This company has access to very advanced machinery and experience in manufacturing precision tools that few companies, even large knife manufacturers, can match. They have come up with products that are really second to none we have seen in terms of quality of fit, finish, and materials. White River Knives has models that seem faintly similar to other knives from around the world because they take the best qualities of modern tactical knives, Finnish Puuko knives, various Fillet knives and put their own unique stamp of American design on it. Then they produce them out of the most modern and top quality materials. These are not bargain basement items, but quality items rarely are and White River Knives are all a good value. If you own a White River product, you have one of the finest knives produced anywhere and you should be able to own it, use it and pass it on to future generations just as you would other great knives of the world.
The BackPacker is an extremely versatile, tough (S30V) and light weight knife. A 'cross over' knife, it is well suited for hiking, hunting, tactical and more. The handle is wrapped in paracord for lightweight comfort and grip. Popularized by U.S. troops, paracord is strong, durable and mildew resistant which makes it an excellent choice for a knife handle. Comes standard with black paracord handle but several colors are available at no extra charge. Comes with a custom molded Kydex sheath for up, down or sideways carry. 

Kydex is an extremely durable material that stands up to the toughest use without gouging or scratching. It's easy to clean up without damaging the surface or compromising the sheath. The Backpacker sheath design allows you to wear it on a belt in two ways, with the knife handle pointed up or parallel to your belt. It can be fixed for both a right and left hand grab. You can also string cord through the sheath and hang the knife from your neck without worrying the knife will slip out.
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Cutting Edge: 3"
  • Blade Steel: S30V Stainless, 58-60HRC
  • Blade Thickness: 0.096"
  • Overall Length: 7"
  • Handle: S30V with Camo Paracord Wrap
  • Sheath Material: Kydex
  • Weight: 2.4 oz.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 017007

S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Jul 27, 2013
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I think the White River Backpacker design is ideal. The deep index finger cutout provides ultimate control of the edge and tip, and keeps your fingers off the blade as well. The handle shape fits perfectly in the palm of the hand. The lateral slot enables a very slim and tactile cord wrapped handle. 1/8" stock provides a sturdy yet slim and efficient cutting tool. The first time I held it in my hand, I felt like it was the most perfect small utility knife I'd ever owned. I rate it an equal or better design than my previous favorites, the Fred Perrin La Griffe and Street Bowie. I vastly prefer it to the Izula, better steel for typical utility use, and a better primary grind with a thinner and more efficient cutting edge. This knife will be a regular companion of mine around the house and on the trail while hiking. Pros: excellent design and blade grind, great handle concept for a neck knife, thin and tactile, good steel, nice production quality and finish. Nice belt loop design on the sheath allows for multiple carry positions. Cons: Thumb jimping on spine will probably cause more grief than it prevents. It was a little hard to re-insert knife into the sheath.
4 out of 5
Apr 26, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
For the weight conscious backpackers out there, this is a great neck-knife sized fixed blade. Mine weighs 72grams wrapped, 130 grams including sheath. Blade seems very very solid, and I personally like that it is a bit thinner than for example the Esee Izula, while still being rock solid with the S30V steel. The size is great, blade itself just a bit bigger than a Spyderco Delica, but smaller than a Swiss Army OHT, with a good grip that makes it feel bigger than it is. I was a bit hesitant about a cord wrapped grip, but have to say it feels really good and solid in the hand. Better than any other knife I own. Sharp out of the box (although my Spyderco Delica is slightly sharper still) it shaves the hair of your arm without a problem. My only gripe is for me the sheath is a tad big, wish it would be a bit smaller, lighter and thinner, and I worry about dulling the blade when going in and out of the sheath. Perhaps I should loosen it up ever so slightly. All in all an incredibly beautiful knife, with solid craftsmanship - truly a pleasure to hold and behold.
5 out of 5
John H C
Sep 27, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
It is a great little knife. The excelent chiol keeps your finger away from the blade and the jimping on the spine gives good control. The handle is comfortable. It is one of the best neck knives ever. I go between this and the Scrapivore. The sheath is great once I heated up its mouth and made it easier to take out the knife. It was set to release so hard that I broke the bead chain I was wearing it on. My neck healed up ok. ;)
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