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River Traders Medium Courer de Bois Knife

Medium Courer de Bois

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The Courer de Bois trade knife is named after the French "woods runners" who were prevalent in Colonial North America.  The blade has a slight drop-point profile and is suitable for dressing game, light skinning, or as an all-around utility knife.  Rather than a belt loop, the sheath for this knife features a long leather cord so that this knife can be carried around the neck.

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: 1095 carbon steel (0.95%)
  • Knife Length: 6.25 inches (15.9 cm)
  • Blade Length: 3.25 inches (8.3 cm)
  • Blade Width: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.05 inches (1.3 mm)
  • Knife Weight: 1.8 ounces (51 grams)
  • Handle Length: 3 inches (7.6 cm)
  • Pommel: rounded wood
  • Handle Circumference: 2.5 inches (6.4 cm)
  • Handle Material: stained and polished maple
  • Sheathed Weight: 2.7 ounces (77 grams)
  • Sheathed Length: 7.25 inches (18.4 cm)
  • Belt Loop Width: 18 inches (45.7 cm)