In the Alaskan north, the Inuit word for caribou is Cobuk. This seemed like the right name to the Alaskan guide and custom knife maker Russ Kommer for the game knife. It brings a new level of sophistication to outdoor sporting fixed blades.
The Cobuk is based on the custom version that Russ makes and uses himself in skinning the Alaskan game that his clients bag. It is perfectly sized to handle everything from a Texas Whitetail Deer to an Alaskan Moose. It has a full bellied profile, high hollow grind for maximum productivity. Blade length is about the same as your index finger, so you know intuitively where the blade tip is at all times when working inside an animal.
The little finger ring also allows you to let this knife drop and swing from your finger while you use your hands, and then with a wrist flip, bring the knife back up into your hand, so it never falls in the dirt or the creek.
Construction features include a full tang AUS 4 stainless steel blade in bright satin finish with a Razor-Sharp cutting edge, sandwiched between contoured and textured Zytel scales attached with premium Torx fasteners. It is almost indestructible, solvent resistant, and even removable for cleaning. Lightening holes minimize weight. To aid grip and tactile awareness, there are ample friction grooves.
Included are two sheaths with each knife: a hand tooled leather sheath, and a custom molded rigid polycarbonate sheath with belt clip. The leather is ideal when you want a traditional, quiet carry. The polycarbonate sheath gives maximum security and is perfect in wet conditions.
Alaska Cobuk Skinner
2006: Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
- Blade: Cutting edge: 2.50" (6.4 cm)
- Thickness: 0.12" (0.30 cm)
- Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC
- Overall length: 6.625" (16.8 cm)
- Weight: 3.0 oz. (85 g)
Cobuk Leather Sheath
- Overall length: 6.25" (15.9 cm)
- Weight: 1.9 oz. (54 g)
Cobuk Polycarbonate Sheath
- Overall length: 5.38" (13.7 cm)
- Weight: 1.8 oz. (51 g)