Kephart knives have quickly become one of my favorite knife styles.
Kephart knives are named after famous American author, explorer and travel writer, Horace Kephart. He carried a knife similar to this and said abotu such knife: “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.””
I’m working on a couple of Kephart style knives that vary quite a bit in size. One is a micro (sub 3″) and one is a full size – around 9″ overall length. The micro is for my oldest son to carry in his pocket. I’ll make a little pocket sheath for it.
What I like about the Kephart style knife is the beautiful simplicity of the knife. Simple styling and natural handle materials make it a popular camp and bushcraft knife.