The Mini-Canadian is a perfect tool for fine cutting tasks. The design stresses maximum edge control. This knife is compact yet very rugged. The finger grooved handle style gives a solid grip in the hand and strategically places the knife for easy work without fatigue. With an overall length of 6 inches and a weight of 2.5 oz the Mini-Canadian makes a great "every day carry" belt knife. The 2.5 inch blade is the perfect size for small chores all the way up to field dressing medium game. This knife is a mini powerhouse that fits in the palm of your hand. This compact knife is one of the most user friendly knives in Bark River line. It is practical and easy to carry. The Mini-Canadian is small but very hand filling. It is capable of much more work than one would expect of a knife of this size. Construction is full exposed tang. The handle scales are both pinned and epoxied for a lifetime of reliable use.
About CPM 3V Steel
CPM 3V is a high toughness, wear-resistant tool steel made by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy process. It is designed to provide maximum resistance to breakage and chipping in a high wear-resistance steel. It offers impact resistance greater than A2, D2, Cru-Wear, or CPM M4, approaching the levels provided by S7 and other shock resistant grades. CPM 3V is intended to be used at 58/60 HRC in applications where chronic breakage and chipping are encountered in other tool steels, but where the wear properties of a high alloy steel are required.
This chart will give you an idea of how CPM 3V steel compares to A2 steel & some other steels.