This Great Eastern Cutlery Northfield #48 Weasel is a classic pocket knife design that has great eye appeal. This fine pocket knife features two 1095 carbon steel blades, genuine Sambar Stag handle scales and nickel silver bolsters and end cap. With two different types of blades, the user benefits by being able to choose the blade that works best for the task at hand. The curved and rounded design allows it to slide 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.
This #48 Weasel features two 1095 steel blades, a clip point and Wharncliffe allowing the knife to be quite versatile whether using it for peeling an apple, cutting rope or whittling a stick. The clip point blade has a cutting edge of 2.875" and the Wharncliffe blade has a cutting edge of 2.75". Both have a nail nick for opening. Both blades have a polished finish with the Northfield UN-X-LD Trade Mark etched on the clip point blade. When deployed, both blades have a pronounced half stop and once past the half stop, they snap 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 Sambar Stag and the attaching pins and liners are brass. The two groove bolsters, inlay shield 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.