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I’ve been in a bit of a fixed blade mood lately so today I am taking a look at the Schrade 160OT Mountain Lion. This is small to medium sized skinning / hunting knife with a 4.3″ blade and an overall length of 9.3″. This knife has a weight of 6.9oz and comes with a thick leather sheath.
This knife is of full tang construction (meaning the knife is one continuous piece of steel with the handle bolted on to either side) so it is quite strong. The upswept blade shape lends itself to skinning. The 160OT has a saber grind that creates an extremely sharp edge. Another noticeable feature is the large piece of brass used as a kind of guard. This is a nice detail and gives you a little extra grip and protection when working with the knife on a fresh kill.
The handles are made from traditional Schrade saw cut derlin, a dark checked resin that is Schrade’s proprietary handle material. It makes for a handsome and durable knife.
The sheath is quite nice for a sub $20 knife. It’s made out of thick leather and has a belt loop and a solid snap loop for retention. All in all this is quite a nice skinning knife that has been in the Schrade line-up for decades.
Where Can I Buy a Schrade 160OT Mountain Lion?
The Schrade 160OT is available on Amazon and they are currently offering this knife eligible with free shipping. I’ve looked around at other retailers and Amazon does appear to currently have the beast deal on this knife. Click here to Buy the Schrade 160OT on Amazon.