The Duke is situated between the Kephart and the Camp Knife in the Fiddleback lineup. Its 5.5-inch blade and handle ergonomics make it capable of chopping tasks while still performing well at detailed work. Made of very rugged, quality materials, each Duke is hand tuned and assembled at Fiddleback Forge. Like all Fiddleback Forge Field Knives, this knife is a "mid-tech" knife that features precision, pre-machined parts hand assembled and tooled by the Fiddleback Forge artisans to produce a knife engineered for hard work.
From Fiddleback Forge's Andy Roy:
"The Duke is the knife that I designed to take the place of my old KA-BAR USMC knife that I carried everywhere and did everything with when I was a kid. It is an improvement. Its sturdier with a full tang, no stamped metal guard and no butt plate. It is made from much better steel. Its handle is more weather resistant than the leather as the crenelated micarta is almost impervious to everything. When I went into the woods as a kid I had my USMC knife and my pocketknife for whittling of course. I was big on walking sticks and was always carving them. I did everything with that duo. I was one of those kids that got off the bus, did homework as quick as I could and hit the woods by the house. Get your self a Duke. Its a winner model."
The Duke 10.5-inches in overall length, but its handle shape and rear hidden lanyard hole allow it to perform the chopping tasks of a larger knife. It is well-balanced and nimble, at 8.5 ounces total weight.
A top quality, leather sheath with belt and ferro rod loops is included, crafted by JRE Industries.
Blade Length: 5.5 Inches
Handle Length: 5 Inches
Blade Metal: 5/32" Thick CPM S35VN
Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta or Natural Canvas Micarta
Tang: Skeletonized Full
Knives fabricated, assembled, and finished in the USA, using domestic steels and handle materials