3.15″ Carter #1253 Compact Original


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SKU: C@C1253CORIG80X49@G Category:


Disclaimer: This knife lacks a full tang throughout the handle but it is still perfectly functional.

STYLE: Carter, Compact Original Model Neck Knife
FEATURE: Partial Tang Construction
STEEL: Hitachi White #1 Steel core laminated with 410 Stainless Steel
FINISH: Forged/Polished
HANDLE: Arizona Desert Ironwood
LINER: Black Canvas Micarta and Natural Canvas Micarta Liners
PIN: Copper, Mosaic Center Pin
BLADE LENGTH: 3.15″ (80 mm)
WEIGHT: 1.73 oz (49 g)
OVERALL LENGTH: 6.5″ (165 mm)
BLADE THICKNESS: *0.084″ (2.14 mm)
SHEATH: Kydex Neck Sheath

*NOTE: Because all of Carter Cutlery blades have a forged distal taper (thicker in the middle, more thin towards the tip), the blade thickness given is dependent on what part of the blade is measured. On Neck knives and Outdoor knives, we measure just in front of the handle.

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Weight 0.11 lbs


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