Kappetijn Knives is a South African company which produces very fine handmade knives which are affordable and practical. The Reebok folding knife is a breathtaking fusion of highly skilled Damascus craftsmanship and a modern style liner-lock folder. The blade and the bolster are made from Damascus steel, with the handle in this version made from dark tan Micarta.
The Reebock is a heavy set, back-lock folding knife with a pronounced sweep. This knife is especially designed for skinning tasks of small to Medium size game. The short 3" blade is very practical and easy to work with, while the full size 4.5" handle provides secure and comfortable grip.
The gut-hook on the spine of the blade is fairly narrow and is designed for thin skin animals. It is also designed this way in order to minimise the risk of it getting cought onto things when using the knife for general tasks. In the traditions of Kappetijn knives the liner and the spine of the knife have been beautifully file finished for that classic look and feel.
- Damascus steel Manufactured from 4340 High Nickel Steel and 1075 High Carbon Steel
- Triple tempered to reduce residual stresses resulting from quenching
- 256 Layers of Damascus Steel
- Handle made from Rosewood
- Damascus Bolster and end-cap
- Full leather pouch (Belt loop)
Blade Length: 75 mm (3")
Blade Width: 30 mm
Blade Thickness: 3.1 mm
Knife Length: 190 mm (7.5")
Made in the Republic of South Africa
All Damascus blades are manufactured from 4340 High Nickel Steel and 1075 High Carbon Steel. Typically the knives are manufactured from hot-forged damascus billets featuring 256 layers of steel in a number of patterns: Naughts-&- Crosses, Raindrop, Ladder & Twist. Blade Hardness is typically 58-59 HRC. All blades are triple tempered to reduce residual stresses resulting from quenching to as little as possible
Care Instruction for Carbon/Damascus Steel Knives:
Storage - lightly oil and store in tightly wrapped plastic sandwich bag in sheath.
Carry - Ensure knife remains dry and lightly oil regularly. Wipe of excess oil.
Slaughter/food preparation - ensure that the knife is cleaned and dried properly after