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When even just the slightest extra weight matters, the Biwa™ /bee-wah/ lightweight hunting and fishing fixed blade knife is choice. At only 1.6 ounces, it tucks away as inconspicuously as a few extra dry flies but comes out swinging when a high-alpine trout hits your line.
- Lightweight: This knife weighs only 1.6 ounces
- Easy To Sharpen: High carbon stainless steel blade takes an edge well
- Strong And Useful: Full tang provides strength
- Strong And Visual: Colored G10 handle combines strength with visual appeal
- Lightweight Utility: Thermoplastic sheath protects the blade when not in use
|Blade Length||3.02" (76.66 mm)|
|Blade Thickness||0.11" (2.82 mm)|
|Overall Length||6.63" (168.28 mm)|
|Weight||1.60 oz. (45.36g)|
|Style||Fixed Blade Knife w/Sheath|
|Sheath Weight||1.10 oz. (31.18g)|
Designer Alan Folts of Melbourne, Florida created the custom knife that was to become the Biwa™ after weathering pressure from his minimalist hunting friends to create a do-it-all hunting knife that weighs as little as possible. Named after a species of Japanese trout, the Biwa™ hits the mark.
The long distal taper on the satin-finished blade is a powerhouse for paring, capping, and more. When met with the checkering on the G10 handle, it’s crafted so that you’ll know just where the blade is even if the whole knife sinks out of sight. A strong, injection-molded sheath lashes easily to a pack or quickly becomes a neck knife.
Creatures of the wilderness, beware.
When it comes to knives, Alan knows all about giving back to the people. He climbed the ranks in college by entering knives in art shows. Since then he’s been adamant about teaching and passing on the skills of custom knife making to others. He specializes in one-of-a-kind fixed blades that have great ergonomics and sleek futuristic designs, such as the top selling Folts Minimalist ® Series.