Moderately sized, the Bear River Skinner from Timber Wolf makes quick work of skinning and/or caping medium to large game, with plenty of cutting power leftover to tackle countless everyday tasks around the house or out in the field. Its 4 1/2" Damascus steel blade features a distinct grind that's engineered to yield an ideal skinning stroke, and the carefully honed edge slices cleanly through tough animal hides and other challenging materials. The striking Damascus steel is a breathtaking labyrinth of unique swirls, ellipses and waves - the result of a centuries-old metalsmith technique that involves painstakingly firing, folding, hammer welding and acid etching hundreds, sometimes thousands of layers of premium high carbon steel. It's a slow, meticulous process that requires diligence and skilled hands - no computerized robots or mechanization. But take one look at the Bear River Skinner, and you'll agree it's well worth the effort! Thoughtfully and ergonomically contoured, the black Micarta handle facilitates superb blade control and is extraordinarily durable. It's polished to a mirror finish and offset with brass pins and a brass-lined lanyard hole. The included genuine leather belt sheath protects the blade and makes transport a breeze. Equally suited to challenging field work or display - on its own or in a fine knife collection - , the Bear River Skinner is a must-have for outdoorsmen, cutlery enthusiasts or anyone who appreciates outstanding design and remarkable craftsmanship.