Benchmade Hunt Nestucca Cleaver S30V G10
Based on the traditional Alaskan ulu, the "cleaver" makes short work of big game with long cuts. The huge radius of the blade spreads cuts across a long CPM-S30V surface, affording incredible edge retention and the handle and finger hole allow for multiple hand positions. Made in USA.
- Designer: Benchmade
- Mechanism: Fixed
- Action: Fixed Blade
- Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
- Blade Length: 4.41" (11.20cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.140" (3.56mm)
- Total Length: 6.58" (16.71cm)
- Handle Thickness: 0.57" (14.478mm)
- Weight: 4.95oz. (140.33g)
- Blade Edge Plain
- Blade Finish/Color Satin
- Clip Type No Clip
- Handle Material G10
- Lanyard Hole Yes
- MOLLE Compatible No
- Sheath Type Leather
- Use Hunting, Outdoors
Amazing knife! The build quality is excellent, and the design while a little strange fits very nicely in your hand. For processing game this will be great! The blade is as sharp as can be, but also thick/heavy enough to cut through joints and meat. The unique design allows for several grips, as my photos show you can place your hand more forward on the blade allowing you to rock rock the blade through your cut which gives you full use of the length of the cutting edge. The sheath just covers the cutting edge, and there is no belt attachment, but this is more of a pack knife. Overall an amazing knife that really shows the craftsmanship and engineering that benchmade puts into their products, and every knife is made right here in the USA. I'm sure this won't be the last knife I buy from them.
This is a handy style for general use around the camp. It chops and slices and does fine work without issue. It has all the pros and cons of S30V gets wicked sharp, stays sharp, might chip easy. Haven’t used it for hunting yet but I imagine it would be better for skinning than a clip point but not as great maneuvering into tight spots.