Napier of London is very proud to announce the release of these 2 new hunters knives.
Apex has become the brand associated with some truly remarkable stalkers kit and in line with the development of these products a great deal of time and testing has been spent in the design for purpose & reliability which has resulted in two beautiful variants, The Model 46, Stainless AISI 440c Blade and the beautiful 46D offered in Damascus steel.
The original requirement was to design a Hunters knife that could cope with all UK species.
The team at Napier are all keen stalkers and every one used a different knife and often more than one. Sometimes a very slim small blade is required, for Muntjac and Roe, whilst a larger heaver blade would be more useful when gralloching a Fallow Sika or Red. Any Chef will have a range of knives for every possible task, but in the field it is necessary to restrict what is carried to the minimum, yet achieve the desired purpose every time.
By incorporating the specific drop blade shape it has been possible to produce a knife that can easily handle the delicate parts of a Muntjac yet have the weight and strength required to tackle the sternum of a Roe and the 3 larger species.
Each knife is ergonomically designed with a palm swell Micarta handle, attached to a FULL TANG best quality blade, along with stainless bolsters.
Over the past 2 years several prototypes were extensively tested and presented to industry professionals for comment. The addition of some features such as the top Blade rib and brass lined lanyard eye were actually finalised through research and feedback as recently as IWA 2018.
2 Beautiful handmade blades, heavy enough to do the job but well balanced and practical in the field.
Each one is presented with a premium quality tan leather sheath, slim and well positioned for a belt, it features a strong Napier Brass Logo press stud fastener, and the double stitched, brass riveted cow hide leather is lined with a laminate proofed goat skin, that renders it as practical as a plastic lined article but much more robust and beautiful.
Napier is confident that the quality of these 2 knives is the best available and offer a 3 Year limited warranty, each individually numbered knife is supplied with full instructions and is personally inspected and endorsed by the designer and Managing Director.
A Bottle of APEX Edge honing and knife care oil is included with every knife to keep it in pristine condition.
Specifications Apex Model 46 Code 8906; Hand Crafted Hunters Knife; AISI 440c Stainless Blade; Length 13.5 cm; Brown Micarta handle; Brass lined lanyard hole; Weight 291 Grams; Sheath Premium Laminate Leather; 10ml Apex Edge Oil; Hollow Ground 13-15 Degrees; Limited 3 year warranty.
RRP £204.00 UK; $410.00 NZ; $270.00 USA.
Apex 46D Code 8907; Hand Crafted Damascus Hunters Knife; Hi Carbon 5160 & 4340 Nickel; Length 13.5cm; Green Micarta Handle; Brass lined Lanyard hole; Weight 332 Grams; Sheath Premium laminate leather; 10ml Apex Edge Oil; Hollow Ground 13-15 Degrees; Limited 3 Year Warranty.
RRP £224.50 UK; $449.00 NZ ; $292.00 USA.
The first production run is limited to just 150 Units of each model worldwide, and will be available from Napier stockists In the UK USA and New Zealand from December 2018.
For more information please call Napier of London +44-1235-812993
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