The New Hudson Bay Camp Knife II is larger than the one Bark River made back in 2008 and closer to the actual size of the original Sheffield offerings.
The Hudson Bay Camp knife was the first knife in history to actually be called a "Camp Knife". The knife dates back to the pre-Colonial Days of the 1700s. The Hudson Bay Trading Company was the dominant import-export company of early North America. The colonials, frontiersmen and trappers began to ask the Trading Company for a large knife to be used in base camp for general camp use. They wanted a heavy knife that would slice and chop in the place of a cleaver or an ax. This was the original pattern that was developed and sold for over a hundred years as the Original Camp Knife of North America.
You will find it as valid as a ﾒCamp Knifeﾒ today as it was the day it was designed. It has plenty of weight in the hand and on the blade while still having very lively, quick working characteristics. Back in the day, a man needed a substantial knife that would be totally reliable, efficient and would serve in many roles as his life truly depended on it. The Hudson Bay Camp II knife is as much at home slicing meat in the camp kitchen as it is batoning wood, clearing brush, making feathersticks or breaking down an elk carcass.
The Bark River Knives Hudson Bay Camp II knife is a large knife with a total length of 14.625 inches, a blade length of 9 inches and a blade thickness of .200 of an inch. It is made from premium A2 Tool Steel using Bark River Knives' famous heat treating recipe which takes the hardness to 58-60 on the Rockwell Scale.
A heavy duty leather belt sheath is included.