The clean ergonomic curves of this tool steel full tang sheath knife give stress free efficiency to an old and reliable hunting design from the 1960’s. The Upland Special from Bark River Knives, a well respected upstart company producing quality cutlery since the 1970’s, adds an upswept cutting curve to the 4″ blade, matching the natural movement of the wrist. The wide belly of this professionally ground blade slices through meat without wrecking your arm.
The clean construction of the Upland Special, built from a laser cut blank of tool steel and handle slabs of nearly indestructible green micarta, with canvas style texturing for a secure grip, have made this stout woodsman’s tool popular in the kitchen as well. The lifted design of the handle is a knuckle saver, and the ergonomic curves are perfectly suited to the repetition of everyday use.
The Special retains all the special features of a good hunting knife, with a slim point and beveled back for piercing work and the heft and strength you need for camp chores. The gap free build makes cleaning up easy, even in the field. The light weight of only 4.5 oz. makes it a reasonable choice even for back country hikers. You won’t get this kind of dependability from an ultralight.
A leather belt sheath keeps the Upland Special ready and secure–for a backup in cold weather when thumbs aren’t dependable, string a lanyard through the butt of the handle.