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For an inspired designer, even discarded tools from the neighbor’s garage can spark a big idea. Antique hammer heads influence the handle design of the Chehalem™ everyday carry folding knife. But while the handle may be fit to become an heirloom, the blade is all business.
- Sharp Blade Tip for Detailed Cutting
- Stainless Steel Handle with a Hammered Like Texture for Grip
- Frame Lock Secures the Blade in the Open Position
|Blade Length||2.769" (70.33 mm)|
|Blade Edge||Plain Edge|
|Blade Thickness||0.128" (3.25 mm)|
|Overall Length||6.375" (161.93 mm)|
|Closed Length||3.667" (93.14 mm)|
|Weight||3.8 oz. (107.73g)|
|Style||Folding Knife w/Frame Lock|
Eric Ochs grew up on Bald Peak, the highest point in the Chehalem Mountains. Now, from his nearby shop in Sherwood, Oregon, he has designed a knife to pay homage to his childhood home. In his younger years, he would accompany his grandfather on his hunt for antique hammers. Each had a weathered, textured look that inspired the well-loved aesthetic of the Chehalem™ handle.
The sleek clip point blade perfectly balances the antique look and is highly versatile with a deep belly and a fine point for detailed cutting. A prominent thumb hole defines the satin-brushed blade and, once open, a frame lock holds it securely in place. The Chehalem™ might be built on memories, but it’s designed for the now.
Eric Ochs grew up with the Oregon backwoods constantly knocking at his door. In a way, his fate was sealed when his father gifted him his first knife when he was just six years old. Since then, he’s hard pressed to remember a day without one in his pocket. This self-taught talent is still inspired to this day by the pursuit of adventure in the Pacific Northwest’s rugged terrain from the top of the North Cascades to the lazy, meandering rivers at their feet.