Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lamoureux Matapedia Hunting Knife

We just got in the first hunting knife from Lamoureux and Sons of Quebec Canada. It's called the Matapedia
The "Matapedia" name comes from the Micmac language, meaning "confluence". For hundreds of years, the native Micmacs tribes of the region hunted moose, as the climate was harsh for agriculture in Gaspesia. They became very successful hunters and many European pioneers coming to the New World learned from them the much-needed skills of field dressing efficiently.
This top-shelf hunting knife is handcrafted by craftsmen in Quebec, Canada and it's construction is comprised of over than 60 different steps and numerous quality controls. The Matapedia skinning knife is a great choice for skinning and processing big game. The small size, ergonomic handle and maneuverability of this model pays tribute to old-time skinning techniques which rendered maximum meat without puncturing the rumen or damaging the skin of big game.
The hollow ground drop point blade is made from S30V stainless steel alloy which is one of the best performing blade steels in terms of cutting performance and edge retention. The bolsters are crafted from Type 416 stainless steel alloy which is used both for its rigidity and resistance to corrosion. The ergonomic handles are sculpted from either beautiful Madagascar Ebony which is one of the hardest woods and because of it's high oil content it is very stable and virtually impossible to rot. The unique shape of the handle has been studied and developed to provide a comfortable and safe grip while in use. The handles are permanently secured to the blade with decorative mosaic pins. 
This beautiful hunting knife is protected by a hand stiched full-grain open top leather sheath which is hand crafted at the Lamoureux headquarters.

Specifications:

  • Type: Fixed blade
  • Blade Style: Mid-Point
  • Main Use: Big game Hunting Knife
  • Blade: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Madagascar Ebony Wood with fine white liners and mosaic pins
  • Bolsters/Guard: 416 Stainless Steel
  • Hardness: 59-61 HRC
  • Blade Grind: Hollow, 18-20 degrees
  • Blade Thickness: 4.5mm
  • Blade Length: 3.5″ (88 mm)
  • Handle Length: 4.5″ (115 mm)
  • Total Length: 8″ (201 mm)
  • Sheath: Full-grain cowhide (hand stiched)
  • Made in Canada
Watch our Youtube video review of the Matapedia Hunting Knife by Lamoureux & Sons.
Check them out at OsoGrandeKnives.com.