$ 300

With backpacking hunters and outdoorsmen in mind, the Backpacker is a lightweight knife designed for skinning and utility.  A tribute to Chris' original 1980s Backpacker design, the newest iteration echos Chris' original details with modern materials. Its blade provides ample belly and a drop point shape for more control.  Its canvas Micarta handles provide comfort without sacrificing agility, though they can be removed for deep cleaning or extra-lightweight hiking.  The slim KYDEX® sheath fits snugly with the Backpacker's handles on or off.  Razor-sharp and made to last, the Backpacker will work hard from the backcountry to home. 


- CPM Magnacut 63-64 RC Full Tang Drop Point Blade
- Removable Black or Natural Canvas Micarta handles
- Slim fit KYDEX® sheath by Chris Reeve Knives with standard 3/4" hole spacing.


Overall Length:  8.527" (216.59mm)
Weight:   3.8 oz (2.4 oz without handles)
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If a Chris Reeve Knives product fails to function as it was originally designed due to faulty workmanship or materials, such defects will be made good free of cost.  This guarantee applies for the life of the knife.

As part of our warranty services, Chris Reeve Knives will also provide a free Clean, Tune, Sharpen, and re-sandblast to applicable models, so long as the knife has not been modified, mis-used, or abused. 

Direct ordering from us is possible! When you'd like to add a little personalization outside of the standard configuration, like an accent hardware color change, the Direct Order route is the way to go. You may cancel any time and no payment is required up front. View our current lead times here.

How it works:

You may place an order using our Order Form. Two weeks before your order is ready, we will contact you to gather payment information. Your price will be the cost of the knife + insured shipping + any applicable taxes (state tax, customs fees, etc).