Summary: this is a model SH Survival Hunter by Vaughn Neeley. Vaughn is the founding father of Timberline Knives -- these Survival Hunters are everything you could ever want or need in a survival situation. The handle slabs are held in place with screws -- you'll find survival items stored on the underside of each micarta slab. The handle tool is stored on the Neeley handmade sheath next to the sparking flint -- someone with survival skills (like Vaughn, a Green Beret) can have a fire burning in short order. All it takes is practice -- being a Green Beret is not a requirement!
The original Neeley sheath is in excellent+++ or better condition with just a few small handling marks.
Bonus: extra black tooled pouch sheath, custom made for the model.
8 photos for review -- this #021SH is a very low number made all the way back in May of 2008. As shown, a new carry case is included. These are the best of the best, perfect for everyday carry, camping, backpacking, etc. Great value, don’t miss out. Thanks and good luck.
SH SURVIVAL HUNTER:
Survival Hunter - Survival Skinner Blade Length 3-3/4 inches • Overall Length 7-3/4 inches • Bead Blast Finish on Blade Flats, Polished Hollow Ground Bevel • Black Micarta Removeable Scales, (hollowed out and packed with compass, snare wire, leader, a royal coachman fly, hooks, sinkers, etc.) • 440 C Blade is 3/16" steel, with full tapered tang, hardened to 58-60 RC. Beautiful Hand made sheath. The top of the blade of this knife has a roughing saw for making ideal wood tinder and the sheath includes the handle access tool and a magnesium flint for fire starting. If you have never seen this demonstrated, I must tell you it is pretty impressive. Vaughn can take the knife out of the sheath, pick up a block of wood, scrape tinder and have a nice flame going in 15 seconds. Vaughn, who is a former Green Beret (1968-1971), says this is the only knife he would ever need in a survival situation.