The original Genesis by L.T. Wright is the model that started L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives as a company. It was inspired by the knife designed and carried by Horace Kephart who is considered the forefather of American Woodcraft. This Kephart style knife has been available in 4, 6 and 6.5" lengths, and now the Gen 5 joins the lineup with a 5 inch blade which hits the "sweet spot" for many people.
The versatile spear point blade is a traditional bushcraft classic and lends itself very well to nearly any task, from woodcarving to skinning to drilling. Each cutting edge is finished by expert sharpeners, and the spine of the blade features a sharp, 90-degree angle for scraping or striking a firesteel.
The saber grind on this knife lends itself well for a variety of tasks. The primary grind is flat with a "V" angle cutting edge. This combination allows the knife to perform well for woodworking, skinning, food prep, and slicing.
The comfortable handle on the Gen 5 is shaped by hand and designed to prevent hot-spots and provide hours of comfort during hard use. With a "broomstick" style handle, this knife will fit just about anyone. Thumb scallops further enhance performance and versatility with a natural place for pinch holds. The scales are fastenedd to the tang with "Fisheye" bolts in addition to high-strength epoxy, providing durability that will last a lifetime.
To round out the package, the included JRE Industries leather sheath makes it convenient to carry the Gen 5. Retention is good and there is a ⅜" diameter leather loop on the side to facilitate the carry of a firesteel. Additional rivets allow versatile lashing options. The sheath can be used with the included dangler attachment for drop leg carry or you can remove the dangler, (or simply fold it underneath) for "high ride" carry.