This custom fixed blade skinning knife is featured on the cover of Blade Magazine – May 2017 issue! I am so excited to have been given this opportunity and it is
The Kephart knife was named after the knife carried by outdoorsman and author, Horace Kephart.
Kephart was most well known for his two books: Camping and Woodcraft and Our Southern Highlands. He’s a legend in the Smoky Mountain region and was instrumental in the creation of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Kephart from Camping and Woodcraft: “A camper has use for a common-sense sheath-knife, sometimes for dressing big game, but oftener for such homely work as cutting sticks, slicing bacon, and frying “spuds.” For such purposes a rather thin, broadpointed blade is required, and it need not be over four or five inches long. Nothing is gained by a longer blade, and it would be in one’s way every time he sat down.”
Kephart knives make for very good camping, outdoors, bushcraft knives.