GUNS Magazine May 2013 Digital Edition - Page 64

Maker: knifeart.coM 13301 PoMPano Dr., LittLe rock, ar 72211 (800) 564-3327 www.gunsMagazine.coM/knifeart Blade Material: d2 semi-stainless, rc 59-60, Blade Length: 5", Overall Length: 9.75", Weight: 8.1 ounces, Handle: ranger green or black Micarta, Sheath: custom Kydex, Price: $250 All PurPose Fixed BlAde KnifeArt.com’s All Purpose Fixed Blade knife is a crossover cutter that is just as at home hunting as it is defending. Crowd Pleasin’ Crossover! All PurPose Fixed BlAde cAn hunt And deFend. he term “crossover cutter” has become an industry phrase for versatile knives which can serve the user for both tactical and hunting/survival chores. KnifeArt.com’s All Purpose Fixed Blade fits that description quite well. Run by brothers Larry and Rodney Connelley, KnifeArt is one of the top selling Internet purveyors of custom and high-end production knives. The All Purpose Fixed Blade is one of several knives the Connelley brothers have designed and commissioned to sell under their exclusive KnifeArt brand, and their knowledge of versatile working knives is evident in this hard-use fixed blade. For starters, this is a handmade knife, with all the looks and feels you’d expect from a custom. The All Purpose’s clip-point blade has a deep-bellied hollow-grind for excellent slice-ability and the swedge grind on the backside enhances penetration so, in essence, you’ve got the best of both worlds for game or foe. The handle is fully sculpted, superbly finished Micarta with a deep finger choil for added purchase, plus there’s a lanyard loop at the base. At 9.75 inches overall (5.0 of that in the blade) the full-tang All 64 T Pat Covert Purpose can perform tough field chores, yet the knife’s 8.1 ounces in weight is easy to handle. The Connelleys chose D2 “semi-stainless” steel because it offers strong corrosion resistance along with ease of sharpening—here again adding to the field worthiness of the knife. The price of the All Purpose is $250 (a handmade heat-formed Kydex sheath is included), very much in line with much custom fare and even a bit less expensive than many. Well worth it for a purposeful design that allows you to wear a lot of hats! W W W . G U N S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • M AY 2 0 1 3

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