The Antelope Hunter II is slightly smaller than the Bear Hunter II, yet like its big brother, it's a simple and durable hunting knife.
This fixed-blade knife is just the right size for field dressing most game and makes an especially excellent deer knife. The Antelope Hunter II features a blade of tough 8CR13MoV stainless steel, rated 58-60 on the Rockwell scale. This quality steel is designed to hold an edge longer, providing extended use without re-sharpening-even under heavy field use. When it is time to re-sharpen, a few passes with the Ultra-Tek sharpener returns the blade to its Kershaw-sharp condition.
In addition to top blade performance, you'll like how the Antelope Hunter II fits your hand. The finger-contoured handle let's your hand lock into place for a solid, yet extremely comfortable grip. The co-polymer handle material is grippy enough to provide a secure grip, even when wet, and cleans up easily. In addition to its suitablity as a hunting knife, the Antelope Hunter II doubles as a general campsite utility knife and even comes in handy around the house. It stores in its own leather sheath. For hunting or as a general utility knife, the Antelope Hunter II is a lot of knife for the money.
- Model Number: 1028OR
- Country Of Origin: China
- Steel......8CR13MoV stainless-steel
- Blade.....3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
- Overall ...8 in. (20.3 cm)
- Weight...3.6 oz.
- Includes leather sheath
8CR13MOV Stainless Steel
- Many knife enthusiasts will have heard that 8CR13MoV stainless is the
equivalent of AUS8A. And it’s true. For everyday use, even a serious
knife enthusiast would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between a
well-made 8CR13MoV blade and a well-made AUS8A blade. Yet there are
slight differences in the steel formula. While most other components are
relatively equal, 8CR13MoV
has slightly more carbon for hardness and wear resistance and slightly
The key to blade performance for both of these
steels is manufacturing quality. That’s where Kershaw’s expertise comes
in. Kershaw precision heat-treats 8CR13MoV steel to bring out its best
high-performance characteristics—the ability to take and hold an edge,
strength, and hardness. 8CR13MoV is top-of the-line Chinese steel and,
we believe along with Kershaw, offers our customers an excellent value.