Wolhuter Game ranger Knife

The Wolhuter Game ranger knife, also known as the Lion knife.

The Wolhuter Game ranger knife is a legendary knife. You can read the story written by the famous game ranger in his “Memories of a game-ranger“.

One of the first rangers at what is now the Kruger National Park in South Africa, Harry Wolhuter was quite a character and a true pioneer. A man who killed a lion with a knife as he was being dragged into the bush by his shoulder by the Lion. Although the Wolhuter knife is a reproduction, it keeps to the character, size and lines of the original knife that is still on display with the Lion skin at Skukuza rest camp in the Kruger National park. If you would ever run into this book in a secondhand bookstore, I would suggest that you add it to your library. It is good factual reading to anyone who has an interest in the Kruger National Park, one of the world’s greatest national parks or to someone with an interest in wild animals.

The Game ranger knife press fits into its saddlery leather sheath with only twenty millimetres or so of the handle protruding. It also has a lanyard hole to fit a lanyard for the quick draw from the sheath. To adorn the knife, I suggest the “stalking lion” etch on the blade. See etch options on the etch page.


Blade length: 14.5cm

Total Length: 24.5

Blade shape: Normal Straight

Tang: Full tang

Blade steel: N690 or 440B

Handle: African Hardwood (Combretum Imberbi)

If you like the Lion Knife, you migh also like the the Jagdnicker (also a Knife with a history)

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.

Wolhuter Game ranger knife
Straight blade
Full tang