The Bark River Classic Drop Point Hunter Elmax is the super stainless steel version of the timeless Bob Loveless design that is revered worldwide. Elmax steel provides uncompromising edge retention and fantastic corrosion resistance making it a fantastic choice for a field dressing/game processing/kitchen duty knife. This Bohler Uddeholm proprietary powder metallurgic steel is extremely refined and clean making a homogenous molecular and carbide structure. This allows this super steel to greatly exceed the sum of its elemental parts.
Measuring 8.45” overall with a 3.775” drop point blade the Bark River Classic Drop Point Hunter has a spine thickness of .156” and Rockwell tests at 59-61 hardness for maximum edge retention. A full exposed tang provides strength and a sure comfortable grip is made possible with a contoured (palm swell) handle. Proudly made in the USA, includes a deluxe leather sheath.
Purchased a BRK Drop Point Hunter in Elmax as soon as they were available from DLT. Order arrived promptly. Fit and finish of this knife is superb as are the ergonomics of the handle. Very comfortable in every handle position that one would use for skinning game or doing food prep in camp. Came razor sharp from the factory. Sheath was very well made with a very snug fit and on par with quality of the knife. The Elmax steel is no harder to sharpen than any other premium steels and seems to hold an edge longer than most. Best of all, it's stainless!! I would not hesitate to purchase this knife if you are ready for a really nice skinner/camp knife. DLT trading was a pleasure to deal with and has great customer service.