Made with .157" thick Swedish RWL-34 stainless steel - heat treated to 58rc by Bos heat treating.
The Stavesacre is one of Dave's classic fixed blade designs that has been long lived and very popular over the years as a mid-sized field knife. It was specifically designed alongside the KA Blackthorn model with the intention of creating a series of fixed blades that were light, easy to carry, but yet extremely capable in the various tasks a hunting blade is pressed into. Gutting, skinning, boning are all tasks the Stavesacre excels at. An inch longer than the Blackthorn, the Stavesacre benefits having some extra reach and cutting edge.
With a heavily swedged drop point design, the Stavesacre has a classically utliitarian blade shape at the same time carrying a unique and functional purpose driven layout. The deep belly increases actual cutting edge length, while dropping that edge below your knuckle line. The handle itself has a subtle taper that increases toward the waist of the knife which has the function of decreasing the risk of a hand slipping forward onto the edge during use. Multiple finger choils create a comfortable hold, including a choked up grip for detailed work. This particular blade has scales that fabricated from coyote brown G10 and were given a rounded contour for added comfort. Titanium bolts affix the scales to the full length tang, and are removeable should the need ever arise.
The hand sclupted detail on the blade ad an additional unique character to this particular knife, and are highlighted by a two tone acid washed finish w/satin tubled grinds. Primary double hollow grinds create an extremely sharp cutting edge geometry, that will be easy to maintain for the end user.
The level one retention sheath is CB colored Kydex and was sole authored by Dave, as well. The wrapped overlay provides an attachment point for the kydex belt loop, and positions it in line with the knife for a proper vertical carry. Additionally, the hardware can be reconfigured to flip the belt position into horizontal cross draw, or small of the back carry. The fixed blade snaps in with a reassuring clack, letting you know it's secure, but still draws with ease.