There are a few names and associated blade designs that everyone interested in wilderness survival knows – George W. Sears and his Nessmuk pen name/knife design, Ray Mears and his influential Woodlore Bushcraft Knife, and Horace Kephart with his iconic “Kephart” knife design. In spite of how well these men and their knife designs are known, modern versions of their designs have been mostly only available from custom knife makers. This is especially true of the Kephart design until now.
ESEE will be releasing a new knife called the PR4, a Kephart inspired design by Patrick Rollins in their Camp-Lore line. The PR4 has a decidedly modern appearance with its textured micarta scales and black wash finish.
However, the soul of a Kephart design still shows through that modern look. The handle is mostly straight with a rounded pommel and small, rounded guard. The edge comes close to the handle and runs straight to provide plenty of useable cutting edge for leverage cuts and fine work. The blade ends up in a well rounded spear point that is unmistakably Kephart.
- Overall Length: 8.90”
- Blade Overall Length: 4.19”
- Cutting Edge Length: 4.0”
- Thickness: .125”
- Weight (without sheath): 6.3 oz.
- Steel: 1095 Carbon, 55-57 Rc.
- Blade Finish: Tumbled Black Oxide
- Handles: Sculptured Micarta
- Sheath: Leather Pouch
Check out the ESEE PR4 product page at ESEEKnives.com.