Knives of Alaska Alpha Wolf S30V Fixed Blade Knife
The Knives of Alaska Alpha Wolf S30V Fixed Blade Knife features a Full-tang drop-point hunter-style blade, hand sharpened with special convex edge, is razor sharp. Slender .100" thinner blade reduces drag when skinning and fleshing, easy to resharpen. Double Drawn Heat Tempered for maximum edge holding ability. Comes with a high quality, vegetable-tanned, oiled leather sheath.
Blade Length: 3-3/4"
Closed Length: NA
Overall Length: 7-7/8"
Blade Material: S30V Metal
Rockwell Hardness: 59-61
Weight: 2.9 oz
Country of Origin: Made in the USA
Used this knife to dress and then skin and debone a whitetail this year. It was sharp and cut very well. I would say that the cutting length is too short to be a good deboner. It's short length created a tendency to cut short. It did not rust yet. The handle finger groves served well to grip the knife when wet with blood. The closure loop on the sheath had to be closed very tight and carefully to truly serve to restrain the blade from removal/falling out. I would recommend fine tuning that piece of the sheath to make closing it for the purpose of restraining it from removal more facile and foolproof.
I would recommend this knife to a friend with the caveat that it's cutting length is only about three inches and should be lengthened to four. The finger groove on the blade would be fine to keep as well so overall blade length on this knife should be five inches, not four. There are plenty of kids' jack-knives with three inch cutting blades. This is supposed to be a top end hunting knife. Make the cutting edge longer. Well worth the money.
This is a top quality knife. If you are tired if cheap Chinese made knives that won't hold an edge, buy this knife, you won't be disappointed.