is a knife! The Nessmuk knife is based on the design of famous 19th century outdoorsman George Washington Sears, who wrote magazine articles using the pen name "Nessmuk." He designed this to be the one knife that you would need for anything: gutting, skinning, chopping firewood, building a canoe, or building a shelter. It features a very impressive full-tang blade with a distinctive profile, with sandwiching layers of curly birch wood forming a good, stout handle. The sheath has an interesting dual-carry option: a second belt loop is attached with a metal ring to the primary belt loop which is stitched onto the sheath. This allows for carrying the sheath firmly attached to your belt with the primary loop, or swinging more freely using the second loop.
This is an updated version of the traditional Nessmuk, with a huge, heavy blade which at more than 17" is almost twice the length of the original. The blade is extra thick, and is one of the thickest knife blades that we carry. At more than a full pound in weight, this beast can chop through almost anything. What a fantastic creation from Brisa!
Below are the detailed measurements of this knife. One important note: for best comfort and grip, the length of your middle finger should be similar to the circumference of the handle.
- Blade Material: high carbon steel (80CrV2)
- Knife Length: 15.75 inches (40 cm)
- Blade Length: 9.5 inches (24.1 cm)
- Blade Width: 1.75 inches (4.4 cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.16 inches (4.1 mm)
- Knife Weight: 17.25 ounces (489 grams)
- Handle Length: 6.25 inches (15.9 cm)
- Pommel: full tang end
- Handle Circumference: 4 inches (10.2 cm)
- Handle Material: stabilized curly birch wood
- Sheathed Weight: 22.5 ounces (638 grams)
- Sheathed Length: 16.25 inches (41.3 cm)
- Belt Loop Width: 2 inches (5.1 cm)