This Great Eastern Cutlery Northfield #48 Weasel is a classic pocket knife design with great eye appeal. It is a slim-designed pocket knife featuring a single 1095 carbon steel blade, genuine Sambar Stag handle scales and nickel silver bolsters and end cap. The slim design allows it to slip in and out of your pocket and be carried very easily. It is a great general purpose, gentleman's fine pocket knife. Made with pride in Titusville, PA. We are an authorized Great Eastern Cutlery Dealer and purchased this new knife direct from them.
The #48 Weasel features a 1095 steel, clip point blade allowing the knife to be quite versatile whether using it for peeling an apple or whittling a stick. The blade has a cutting edge of 2.875", a swedge grind and a nail nick for opening. The blade has a polished finish with the Northfield UN-X-LD Trade Mark logo etched on it. When deployed, the blade has a pronounced half stop and once past the half stop, it snaps solidly into the fully deployed position.
The Handle Construction:
The handle length allows for a solid four finger hold for most people. The handle scales are genuine Sambar Stag and the attaching pins and liners are brass. The two groove bolsters and end cap are nickel silver giving the knife a classy look. The handle scale edges are rounded and flush with the outside perimeter making the knife pleasant to hold. The fit and finish are excellent and the blade action is crisp when opening and closing.
Since the handle scales are made from Sambar Stag, the handle thickness and knife weight will vary from knife to knife.