Now here's something a bit special: with a nice range of hunting knives with quick, agile blades already in production, we set out to prove that size and finesse aren't mutually exclusive. To us, nothing says it better than James Black's ageless Arkansas toothpick designs - historically accurate Old West Styled knives with unparalleled reach, while sacrificing nothing in quality, utility and precision.
We took the basic concept and gave it our trademark touch of classic styling and modern durability, with rust resistant materials and tough leather that feels as good as it looks. This isn't a replacement for a crowbar or an axe - it's a purebred heavy duty work knife with the heft to get stuff done and the balance to make that weight all but disappear in your hands when you pick it up. We didn't want to go overboard with cutting edges five inches off the centerline and sharp corners all over the place, opting instead for a classic style that feels like it was molded to your hand and gives a lifetime of dependable use. For a finishing touch, we gave it an extra large, distinctively styled handguard and ricasso that give you real options when required. And when we say extreme, we kinda mean it. With an overall length of a whopping 16 1/4", the next step up would be a short sword.
Delivered with an antique look black-brown scabbard with classic old western style floral pattern, this knife proudly shows off its heritage and won't look out of place on any old west aficionado's wall or as part of a modern hunter's toolkit.
The Outback™ features a forged, dual heat treated 440C stainless blade honed to a finely sharp edge. The back retains some spring to it while the edge has been made hard enough to withstand hundreds or thousands of cuts with no perceptible dulling.
This is not a wall hanger - we set out to create the most devastatingly effective Outback living knife ever produced, and designed every detail like we mean it. Hack, slash, chop, cut, crush... This is one blade that will never let you down. We believe in putting our money where our mouth is, so we back this claim with a full five-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
The handle is skillfully crafted out of genuine ebony, leather and brass with an ultra-strong tang that will not twist or break in heavy use.
solid, bead blasted brass handguard and pommel complete the distinctive look. The Outback™ is truly both a great example of the knifemaker's art as well as the most rugged, dependable tool an outdoorsman could wish for.
The Outback™ comes with a genuine heavy leather sheath patterned to resemble crocodile skin. The sheath features an integral retaining boot for the included high quality sharpening rod.
Overall length: 16"
Blade length 11"
Blade thickness: 6mm
Weight 800 g / 28.2 oz
Material: 440C dual heat treated (edge 58-59 RC / back 45-46 RC)
Solid brass guard and pommel, ebony & leather handle
Genuine leather sheath with sharpening rod
Here's one that we have been working on for quite a while. The mission was simple: push the limits and make the biggest, most stunning blade that can still be reasonably called a knife, without compromising balance and usability in the slightest. To accomplish this, we started with the dimensions and basic lines of a colossal vintage Bowie dating from around 1858 and started hammering out prototype after prototype until it looked and behaved exactly like we wanted it. Not the easiest or fastest development process in the world, but with a knife this size you just can't slap something together in a CAD package and expect it to work. You have to feel it to know when you got it just right.
The Mistress™ is our first curved back design, putting even more mass behind the arc of the blade right where it counts for unprecedented cutting power. To complement the shape we gave it a traditional and distinctive coffin handle with a massive S-style handguard machined from a monolithic block of solid brass. In a slight twist, during development we decided to reverse the S to a style more commonly found in swords of the period. When you hold it, you'll know why - in this size class, it just works better that way.
Finally, we contained this beast in our signature heavy leather scabbard patterned to match our very successful Toothpick™. No, we don't know why anyone would need to carry them as a pair, but if you're going to carry one in the first place, "reasonable" is probably not a concept you spend a great deal of time worrying about. In case you missed it, this is one hell of a knife even by our standards.
12.5" Overall with a 7.5" partially serrated 6mmthick stainless blade with titanium coating and gut hook. Full tang with rubber coated Synthetic Fibre Laminated handle scales for superior grip and strength. Complete with Nylon sheath and pouch containing diamond grit sharpening stone. Superb quality, ideal outdoorsman knife, whether your dealing with the garden or game, or for the quality knife collector, this is bound to take pride of place.
The B.UK Signature Knife is a showcase of the dedication to our craft and the kind of quality the B.UK brand stands for. Made in Spain using the finest materials, this stunning knife is designed for everyday heavy duty use and for taking pride of place in any knife display cabinet, it is a work of art and our crowning achievement (to date).
12" Overall with a 7.5" sharpened, highly polished MOVA steel blade. (MOVA is a superior steel used in top end knives for its high tensile strength and equally its corrosion resisting characteristics, it's often referred to as a high carbon, stainless steel. Full tang blade, micarta handles scales superbly polished to an incredible shine, lanyard hole. Complete with Cordura sheath with various fixing options.
Each knife is individually serialised, a total run of 105 knives only
14" Overall with a 9" sharpened, hand forged, D2 carbon steel blade. Full tang with file worked spine, solid brass fittings and polished horn handle scales. Substantial 5mm thick blade. Complete with leather sheath.