It’s hard to maintain elegance and beauty while covered in blood and fur, vigorously skinning a dispatched critter, but the Elk Ridge Howling Wolf Fixed-Blade Knife does so with finesse and speed. An outdoorsman’s dream in bone and hand-forged steel, the Howling Wolf features a 5” blade made with top-quality 9Cr18MoV steel and a handsome white bone handle, delicately laser-etched with the graceful image of a wolf - head cocked back, muzzle parted in a somber howl. Its tough full-tang construction and trailing point blade form make it perfect for precise hunting chores like skinning and field-dressing. But don’t relegate this versatile knife to only outdoor rec duties. A veritable jack-of-all-trades, it slices vegetables neatly and effortlessly, severs even the thickest rope or twine in a snap, makes quick work of gutting and scaling fish, facilitates intricate whittling and carving, and adeptly handles practically any other cutting task you throw at it. And, yes, the Howling Wolf looks amazing doing these jobs, as well. It includes a host of refined aesthetic accents – the stunning aforementioned wolf art, black wood inserts that offset the creamy white bone handles, satin finish on the blade, polished bolster, elk’s head punch-out and more. This tasteful style endures in the genuine leather sheath, nimbly embossed with the Elk Ridge Professional Series elk’s head logo. With this remarkable fusion of art and utility, toughness and beauty, it’s hard to decide whether to keep the Howling Wolf pristine in your collection or wield it in every cutting job you come across. At this affordable price – the lowest you’ll find anywhere – why not get two? One for display, one for the field. Makes a terrific gift for hunters, anglers, farmers, woodworkers, knife collectors or anyone who appreciates rare artistry and craftsmanship. 9 3/4” overall.