Handmade Integral Hunting knife – Vivo Integral, by custom knife maker Louis Naude
Coming from the family of Louis Naude Integral knives , the integral hunting knife – Vivo Integral, has two handle slabs and a genuine one piece blade and bolster, either pinned with stainless steel or solid carbon fibre.
Like the Integral skinning knife, it has a tapered tang and the finger grooves in the sides of the bolster allows different grips that until now would have been considered uncomfortable or even risky. Thumb in the left groove, middle finger in the right groove, with the index finger on the spine of the blade for steering.
The knife in the picture has a Giraffe bone handle but it is available in other animal materials as well . The handle slabs are selected meticulously for their character that speak for themselves and are rarely finished as to remove the natural colours and texture. African wood are known to be very hard and make exquisite handle material.
The Integral Vivo knife comes with a thick cowhide sheath.
Blade length: 9cm
Total Length: 21cm
Blade shape: Drop point
Tang: Full tang, tapered
Blade steel: 440
Handle: Giraffe Bone
If you like the Vivo, you might also like the Buteo Integral knife.
This Knife is also available in other animal materials and African hardwood. Wood handles are included in cost.
For animal material, see Handle Material Page.