White River Knives Owen Baker Jr ATK Always There Knife 2.25" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Skeletonized Handle, Kydex Sheath - WR-ATK

$74.95

MSRP* : $80.00 | You Save* : $5.05 (6%)
Description
WTWRATK: ATK Always There Knife
White River Knives
 
The White River ATK (Always There Knife) is designed to be just that. Always there when you need it. Small and ultra-lightweight at only 1.7 ounces, this knife is very easy to carry. So light you will forget it is there until you need it. The Kydex sheath allows the knife to be inserted in either direction so it is easy to draw and re-sheath. Designed by custom knife maker Owen Baker Jr. (BAKR-BILT Design), the ATK is intended to be a neck-worn knife, but can also be worn on your belt with the included multi-position belt loop.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 2.25"
  • Handle Length: 3.75"
  • Overall Length: 6.0"
  • Blade Steel: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.130"
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Shape: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Handle Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Sheath Material: Kydex
  • Weight: 1.7 oz.
  • Designer: Owen Baker Jr
  • Made in the USA
S35VN
S35VN A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
White River Knives Owen Baker Jr ATK Always There Knife 2.25" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Skeletonized Handle, Kydex Sheathrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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White River Knives Owen Baker Jr ATK Always There Knife 2.25" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Skeletonized Handle, Kydex Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Aaron
Tacoma
May 27, 2018
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Finish, None
High quality. A tad slippery.
I love White River’s stuff. Simple and (USA!) well made. This little guy is no exception. Came with an immaculate factory edge, hair popping sharp. Sheath is symmetrical and allows insertion with the edge facing either way which is nice. Retention in the sheath is very good with a molded divot on either side clicking into the first large hole cutout near the blade. It’s got just the right balance between ease-of-draw and tightness to keep the knife secure. Also comes with a very functional and simple molded belt loop & chicago screws with rubber pads that allow for belt setup at various angles. It’s virtually identical to the hardware package included with W.R’s knucklehead & backpacker model knives. Bear in mind it’s a very small knife...in my rather big hands it’s only really a 2.5 finger grip. I knew that going in so it’s fine with me. The payoff is that it carries super light around the neck. It includes a clever breakaway paracord neck loop secured with little plastic barrel connectors that release for safety if you get hung up on a tree branch or some jerk tries to choke you out with your own neck knife cord! Ball chain/dog tag chain irritates my skin and can pinch my chest hairs or beard hair so breakaway paracord is a comfortable touch! The satin finish is nearly a mirror polish, it’s gorgeous, but it makes the whole knife a bit slick. There’s no grooves or jimping of any kind to improve grip. A couple centimeters of jimping on the spine/handle junction would have done wonders to improve the grip where your thumb rests. I probably would avoid relying on the ATK for messy tasks like field dressing or pumpkin carving! I outfitted mine with a short paracord zipper pull through the last large hole in the butt of the handle. It really helps drawing the knife, my pinky can catch on the little cobra stitch knot and give better purchase when pulling the knife out. White River does great work, the only real negative is a gorgeous but slightly slick finish. In future versions I’d love to see some jimping on the spine’s thumb rest area. This is a great little just-in-case knife. If WR Knives makes a version in their black ionbond cerakote-esque finish, I’ll buy it in a heartbeat. This is a model that is begging for an all black option with a more matte finish to aid grip.

 

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