Courer de Bois is French for "woods runner". The term refers to the independent French traders and explorers who ran the North American wilderness in the days of New France. They were known for “adopting the ways of the country” and their close relationships with the native Americans. This is the type of knife they would have appreciated. It’s similar to the French Trade knife shown above, but lacks the decorative notches at the base of the blade. This gives you more useful edge. It’s particularly helpful in working with wood, because you can use the edge at the base of the handle where leverage is greatest. In two sizes:
#TR-CDB-LG; Large, with a blade just over 5" long, 1 3/8" wide at the base, and .063" thick.
#TR-CDB-MED; Medium, with a blade about 3 1/2" long, 1 1/4" wide at the base, and .063" thick.
This knife does not include a sheath. Individual Pictures to be posted soon.