This is a Vaughn Neeley SX Survival Folder #019, original hand-stitched belt sheath with handle removal tools and sparking flint, and new brown suede carry case. The slabs are maroon micarta -- once removed, you'll find survival gear neatly stowed beneath under plastic covers. (hooks, sinker, Coachman fly, fishing line, snare line and compass) This custom survival folder is in unused condition, serial #19 made in December of 2008.
The hand-stitched leather sheath is original to the folder, Vaughn's stamp on the back. There are some handling scuffs on the back, might be an issue for the hard nosed collector but should be no big deal for the other 98% of you. The knife is worth more, you can decide what a few scuffs are worth. (just to be clear on collectability, Vaughn is not making these folders anymore)
6 photos for review -- I've included a new brown suede carry case for safe storage. Hand made by Vaughn (retired Special Forces Veteran) who knows exactly what is necessary to stay alive in extreme wilderness conditions -- this is the best of the best with respect to custom survival folders. Great price, these rarely come up for sale and there weren’t many made. Thanks and good luck.
Spec’s from the maker:
SX SURVIVAL FOLDER:
Survival Folder - Blade Length 3-1/4 inches • Length Open 7-1/2 inches • Length Closed 4-1/4 inches • Maroon Micarta Removeable Scales, (hollowed out and packed with compass, snare wire, leader, a royal coachman fly, hooks, sinkers, etc.) • 440 C Blade, rocker and spring is 1/8" steel, Frame is 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum with bronze pivot bearing and stainless screws. This knife includes the original leather sheath with special compartment for handle access tools.