RUDY RUANA 1970th custom 26C Multi Purpose Hunter-Skinner knife, original leather sheath, Micarta handle. Rare MINT condition
Excellent quality model 26C Custom Multi Purpose Hunter-Skinner handmade by the famous RUDY H. RUANA (1903-1986) of Boner, Montana This RUANA 26C Multi Purpose Hunter-Skinner knife is in scarce unused condition. Excellent quality Hunter handmade by the master himself in the 1970th; Ruana Knives is one of the best makers of hunting knives in the US since the early 1940th.
This beauty is about 9-11/16″ / 24.5 cm overall; the blade is about 5-1/8″ / 13 cm. High-carbon steel blade is hammer-forged, heat treated, and oil quenched to provide a superior edge for years to come; original edge is RAZOR-sharp, the tip is intact. Cast aluminum handle with yellow micarta scales; the handle is tight; stamped R.H. Ruana / Bonner / Montana. In the 70s Ruana was experimenting with various handle materials; very few knives were made with micarta handles; a scarce type. The knife comes with original vintage top-flap Ruana thick leather sheath; minor oxidation around copper rivets is noted for accuracy (cleanable). The sheath is hand-signed 26C on the back as it was customary in Rudy’s shop. The sheath is of the highest quality; all stitching and rivets are intact; the leather is still soft and supple. With proper care this Ruana custom will last you a lifetime; you will not be disappointed.
Very cool-looking and rare RUANA 26C Multi Purpose Hunter-Skinner knife with original sheath; this knife will be a great addition to any collection. Don’t forget to check out another rare vintage Rudy Ruana knife we have for sale in our store; a great find!
Please check out our Collectable Blades and Militaria sections for a variety of custom-made and various combat knives, including vintage USAF Pilot Knives and a couple of rare WW2 “OSS Drop” knives we offer!