Rory Conner Bushcraft Explorer €189This Bushcraft Explorer knife was designed as its name implies for serious outdoor use and come in a well made custom
shoulder leather belt sheath which was specially designed to be used in the field.
With a long drop point 4¼“ (11cm) full tang blade that has been hand ground from thick sturdy 5mm D2 carbon steel, this blade has been flat ground, which makes an easier profile to follow for honing or sharpening especially when in the field.
Even with a thick & very strong 5mm steel blade stock thickness it has not effected Rory’s development of a good cutting
edge. Probably this is because the first taper grind begins about two thirds across the blade making it very useable in
situations where a thick back would normally become clumsy.
The handle is made from a wood laminate which is bolted to the tang for durability & strength and at the end of the handle
is a good sized brass lined lanyard hole which is always useful and very important when in a situation where the knife could
be lost for example, over water, climbing or when being handled in cold conditions.
This all makes for a very sturdy working knife designed to be used in the field where a strong multiple use knife is needed
for the many tasks a bushcraft or explorer devote needs to carry out, or even for those who are just involved in the many
other country pursuits that this knife would lend itself to.
The Rory Conner Bushcraft Explorer knife has a 9” (22.5cm) overall length (out of the sheath) and the total weight of knife
in its sheath is 11½oz (328gms).
To accompany this knife the sheath is a thick, formed & blocked, shoulder leather custom sheath. The design encloses the
knife in a version of the tube sheath with the addition of a retaining press stud. This retaining stud ensures the knife does
not come out of the sheath even when turned upside down (for example in a climbing situation) As an addition to this
sheath design, sewn into the sheath edge is a 1¾” (5cm) leather tube loop for the storage of a Firesteel (not supplied)
In all an excellent custom made knife for the multiple uses it was intended & priced at €189 for a quality custom knife this
represents good value for money