Abel has re-designed the blade by increasing the thickness from .095
to .120 of an inch. In addition to the improved thickness, we've also
increased the cutting edge by 20%. The blade is available with a flat
grind and non-serrated only.
Our files are filled with stories from anglers (both fly and
conventional) who used a knife to get out of trouble: from the guy who
stabbed a rogue bear in Canada to the fellow who tripped in a steelhead
river and used his blade to cut himself free from loose flyline that had
wrapped his feet.
The AbelBlade knife is constructed of the finest components and
materials including Made in the USA high carbon, high chrome, 154CM
knife grade stainless steel. It has been hardened to 60RC; the handle or
frame of the knife is cold finished 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum.
While the blades of some knives can collapse, the “liner-lock,” (the
blade-locking mechanism) – of fine heat treated spring steel – can’t
close until you deliberately move it to the side with your thumb, thus
allowing the blade to fold back. It is engineered for quick,
single-handed use... vital when you need to hang onto a rod while
cutting a snagged anchor rope, cut away brush while float-tubing or cut
through a streamside tangle. It’s a must while camping, or on a float
The heavy-duty (removable) spring steel pocket clip has been designed
to fit on the outside of your shirt, pants, wading shorts or wader
pocket with the knife securely inside.
This is essentially a custom knife that is available with or without a
serrated blade. These knives are produced in limited numbers in our shop