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Okapi Historical South African Carbon Steel Biltong (Cured Meat) Cutting Knife

Okapi Historical South African Carbon Steel Biltong (Cured Meat) Cutting Knife

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Okapi Historical South African Carbon Steel Biltong Knife

(Biltong is a form of dried, cured meat that originated in South Africa)

Okapi Unique Historical Knife

Own a little piece of history!!!

This knife is a unique but simple design that has been around for hundreds of years and was adopted and repurposed by South Africans for cutting biltong!!!

(Design Is From Europe and Colonial America in the 1600 and 1700's)

Knives of this type were made by hand in the blacksmith shops of Europe and Colonial America in the 1600 and 1700's. As the industrial revolution changed the way that goods were made, the traditional designs of the blacksmiths were copied.

Okapi Knives - which is a registered trademark - have been manufacturing knives in Solingen, Germany, since the 1800's. In 1983, the manufacturing was moved to South Africa, and the knives are still made to the same specifications and standards of quality under German Management.

Okapi knives are quality reproductions of the knives carried by explorers, settlers, soldiers, and mountain men.... When America was young!!!

This knife is a unique but simple design that has been around for hundreds of years. The blades are 1055 high carbon steel, tempered for easy sharpening and good edge retention (about an HRC of 54). The flat spring mounted to the surface of the knife is a style that goes back many hundreds of years and works really well. The blade of the lockback locks solidly and is released by pulling up on the ring.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Carbon Steel Magnetized Polished and Sharpened Blade
Pressed Olive Wood Handle
Overall Length: 6.625 inches
Blade Length: 2.75 inches
Blade Thickness: 0.06 inches
Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Material: 1095
Finish: Satin
Edge Type: Plain
Handle Length: 4.00 inches

This knife is brand new!
Never been used or sharpened!
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