The online community of knife collectors, A Knife Family Forged in Steel
I received this knife a couple weeks ago from one of JK's limited runs -
He used to put his maker's mark on the bottom of the ricasso, and later moved it up further to the spine. He decided recently to make a run of his small Hiker's Backup and use his older "bottom K" style.
I ordered mine with scales made from a material John calls Garolite - it is a black phenolic that is tough and I have specified it on a few other knives and had good experience with the material.
I have used the little guy as my "carry around the grounds" for yard work and general maintenance, where I find a small fixed blade is a good choice.
The specifications are as follows:
2 3/4" blade of 1/8" O1 steel, 5 3/4" OAL
A couple of pictures to share with my friends -