I think the coolest aspect overall, beyond the eye-catching curved blade, is its rosewood dymondwood handle. Stained in a fading gradient of burgundy to black, the wood handle feels exceptional, allowing for the user to maintain optimum control when skinning. The finish is as ideal as it gets, feeling silky smooth over the hardware and base of the blade. The transition from handle to blade comes with a gold-plated metal guard. The Kalinga comes with a custom genuine leather sheath in a burgundy shade that pairs great with the handle. The knife fits with ease and locks with a cross button over the gold transition of the blade. The sheath is very nice, and feels worthy of such a blade.
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Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen