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Down Under Outback - Eclipse
The Outback™ has always been Down Under Knives most popular knife, and the most upgraded throughout its lifetime. Whenever they find a way to make it even slightly better, those changes tend to inevitably end up in the next production run. However, all along this development cycle, one recurring theme kept coming up - granted, mostly from people who had never used one, but it's a valid point nevertheless.
What if we didn't just offer improvements... but a choice?
Well, that choice is here today. Meet the Outback™ Eclipse - the proven Outback™ design in 1095 carbon steel and all dressed in black. The handle is all leather and dyed through in deep black. It comes with the same improved Mark II sheath design as the latest classic Outback™, only in black. The solid brass guard and pommel feature a high gloss polish, and the 58-59 RC heat treated blade guarantees it's every bit as rugged and dependable as its stainless steel sister we all know and love. It may look slightly more fashion conscious and you might find yourself oiling it a bit more often, whether it's entirely necessary or not... but it's still guaranteed not to slip on a turtleneck and wander off to sip a latte when there's work to be done.
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. The solid, high polished brass handguard and pommel complete the distinctive look.
The Outback™ Eclipse 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™ Eclipse 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 spike.
Overall length: 16”
Blade length 11"
Blade thickness: 6mm
Weight 800 g / 28.2 oz
Material: 1095 carbon (58-59 RC)
Solid brass guard and pommel, leather handle
Genuine leather sheath with sharpening spike
17" Overall with an 11.5" sharpened, stainless blade whch is full tang and a substantial 5mm thickness. Hardwood handke scales in green with bone centre piece. Complete with leather belt sheath, handmade item
14" Overall with an 8.8" sharpened, stainless blade, hardwood handle and brass fittings. Smaller hunting knife measures 8" Overall with a 4" sharpened stainless blade, hardwood handles and brass fittings. Complete with leather belt sheath that holds both knives.