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 snug 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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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.
Current lead times as of 4/2022 (updated once per quarter):
Micarta Inlays: 22-26 months
Glass Blasted Wood Sebenzas: 20-24 months
Polished Wood Sebenzas: 20-24 months
Unique Graphic Sebenzas: 18-20 months
Mnandis: 24-28 months
Fixed Blades: 24-26 months
Damascus: Unavailable to order at this time
This is an estimate. It may be sooner or it may be a little later. If you don't want to wait, you may be able to purchase through an Authorized Dealer.
How it works:
You may place an order using our Order Form. Four 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.