To make a custom hand made knife is a skillful art that requires hard work and careful attention. This marvelous knife is very impressive due to its excellent design & detail. We take great pride when designing our knives. The knife is well balanced and has an excellent grip, creating a natural weight and feel when held. Our craftsman put extra work in each knife by carefully designing, carving and hand making it into a breathtaking work of art. There may be slight variations in finish, colors, etc. because they are hand made and variations in natural materials. You are purchasing a knife that will give you many years of great service as well as provide a family heirloom that you can hand down to family members. Please see our full line of knives...we have a fast growing base of knife collectors that eagerly wait for new knife releases. Buy two or three different model DKC Knives™ and you will see. Our knives are value priced and compare to other custom knives costing two to five times the amount we sell our knives for. Since knives are one of those areas where its possible for fake copies to be made, please be sure to purchase only from SAN FRANCISCO SUPPLY the only authorized factory reseller of DKC Knives. In addition, starting January 1, 2015 most of our knives will have a DKC™ engraving. Look for factory information in your box about knife care. Knives are well boxed, and typically arrive wrapped in plastic with a good coat of oil to protect the knife. When you receive your knife, take a soft cloth and clean off the knife..but as with all steel knives..keep it well oiled to preserve function, look, and beauty. Knives are for responsible adults only. You must be 18 Years or older to purchase this knife. While all our knives are field quality, we do not support or advocate the use of knives for any type of violent activity. We look forward to having you as a long term customer and thanks for purchasing a fine quality knife. THANKS FROM DKC KNIVES !
Posted by S. Knoblich on 31st Aug 2018
I own a bunch of DKC knives and this is one of my favorites. It's lighter for it's size than knives with handles made of bone, horn or metal. The handle is made of an elegantly shaped pair of really nice rosewood scales. I've seen a lot of rosewood and most of it is crap. The way most South American hardwood trees grow, only the inner parts are hard, colorful and decoratively grained. The outer wood is soft... too soft for knife handles, but it's cheap. Anyway, the rosewood on this knife is the good stuff.
The hand engraved brass bolster appears to me to be a wolf's head and thus, I'm a bit confused about the name of this knife - "Bear Watcher". Maybe it's a wolf watching out for bears. In any case, it looks really nice. The wood handle scales and brass bolster abut tightly (no gap) and the brass pins are flush with the surface of the handle.
The blade shown in the picture has a drop point style tip whereas mine is a Wharncliffe shaped blade (flat cutting edge). Mine is nice because it's really difficult to stab yourself accidentally with a Wharncliffe blade (it has virtually no point). The blade has an attractive Damascus pattern. When I received the knife, the blade was fairly sharp but I easily put a better edge on it using a whetstone. The edge had no nicks or burrs. It holds an edge fairly well. Not much different than 440C steel.
The blade opens easily using the thumbnail slot. Just pull it open and it snaps in place and is held there securely using a lockback style of blade lock. To disengage the lock simply press down on the bar/button at the top rear of the knife and close the blade. Some lockback bars require a painful amount of force to depress. The one on this knife does not.
The knife has no pocket clip but it comes with a decent leather sheath that accommodates the knife well. There's a leather strap riveted to the back of the sheath, thereby allowing one to wear it on a belt.
All prices are in USD.