Summary: this is an original Rob Bayley S4-R "Raven". The makers signature "bayleyknife" on the upper tang, serial #17-12 on the lower tang. This knife has a 4-5/8" RWL34 blade & green G10 handle scales, comes with the original brown leather survival sheath and C.O.A.
Condition: knife and sheath are both in mint condition
6 photos for review – as shown, a new Maxpedition carry case in included. Rob didn't make many of these Compact Raven's, they were somewhat over-shadowed by his S4's. The Raven's are outstanding bushcraft / survival knives, I've had a few requests for this model in the last year or two but never have them in stock. This is a great opportunity to pick one up with custom green G10 scales and brown Bayley-made sheath, it's one of the very first without the upper spine jimping. (see maker comments below) Suffice to say, it's the real deal and a perfect addition to any knife collection. Thanks and good luck.
From the maker:
"The S4-Raven is one of the first few that I made all later ones have jimping on the spine. One of the first made, numbering can't be more then 15 pieces."