An optional sharp top edge is designed for opening hide while maintaining the knife’s main blade for skinning and deboning. An ergonomic thumb wall and thumb-stop grooves provide confident control in wet environments.
For hunters that add use their index finger near the tip of the blade for added control, the Grip Top option replaces the top edge blade with robust index finger grips for precise control in wet and bloody conditions.
For the backcountry ounce counter, simply throw the skeletonized knife with sheath in your kill kit and you’ll forget about it until you punch your tag. For added grip and backcountry readiness, wrap your handle with the included paracord.
Precision CNC machined from G10 and at only 7 ounces, this handle adds extra control and comfort without contributing significant weight. G10 provides a confident grip when wet or dry so you can finish the job safely and efficiently.
The lightweight and minimal Kydex sheath included with every knife keeps your blade secured, out-of-sight and out-of-mind when you don't need it. And with exceptional durability, it's ready for all the blood and frequent use you can throw at it.
To protect from corrosion, Natural Steel blades are treated with a light mineral oil coating that preserves the blade's Natural Steel appearance.
Our Black Steel blades are treated with a black composite coating for added wear resistance, reduced friction and enhanced corrosion protection.
A2 Tool Steel is not stainless, so we recommend applying a light treatment of wax or mineral oil to both Natural and Black Steel blades after use.
Iron Will knives are engineered to be extremely sharp and stay that way. A2 Tool Steel, which is commonly used by manufacturers to stamp metal, is treated with our proprietary cryogenic steel hardening process to produce edges with 60 HRC hardness. The result is a reliable blade you can count on to completely field dress your elk.
To reduce the amount of force required to make cuts, a secondary Saber Grind was added near the edge of the main blade. The tapered steel thickness near the edge minimizes the effort needed to move through meat and tissue so field dressing is less taxing. The result is smoother cuts and more energy left over for the pack out.
“It's so light, yet makes quick work of elk. Whether guiding or on my own hunts, the K1 is always with me. When in the backcountry, you have to have a blade you can count on.”