I recently grabbed an Elk Ridge Outskirt Fixed Blade knife that sports a leather handle and has a 4 ¼-inch clip point blade. Three days later me and my new knife were on a plane to do a Texas hog hunt with the Umarex Air Saber along with Bill Olson, the publisher of Texas Outdoors Journal. I’ll write about the hunt in a later article but today I want to cover one of the great-looking knives that we used to skin a hog and a Nilgai while hunting on the 2Morrow Ranch.
Ok, a little history. I guess I didn’t have a lot of luxuries as a kid. I had the big stuff. The best mom and dad in the world and a great family but not much loose change to buy a lot. With that said, I remember as a kid how cool I thought the old leather-handled knives were. Since those days I’ve always wanted one.
Fast forward 55 years. I have a real job now but for whatever reason never have bought a leather-handled knife yet. I must have been whining some because a buddy finally gave me an old one that he must of picked up at a garage sale or somewhere. But now, I have my own new one! Big moment for little Tommie.
I have never even heard of Elk Ridge Cutlery. Seems like a generic, but functional import. I understand import folders for knock-around use, but even American made fixed blade hunters are not that expensive. Dozens of great ones for well under a C note.View Linked Article