This knife handle is a survival type tube handle.
The tube is heavy duty thickness 300 series stainless steel that is knurled on the grip. You can leave this as is or wrap the handle for athestics with thin nylon colored cord. The caps are aluminum.
The knife end cap is sloted with .65" x .20" opening. Insert a 1.5" to 2" stub tang, pin it in place and drizzle some epoxy through the other end to hold the blade in place. It will never come out. The other end is a solid cap with lanyard loop milled into the end. You can grind this off if you chose. The tube is sealed with included washers that have tested water impervious to 50'. You can purchase another closed cap for a water tight, heavy duty water tight storage tube you can run over with a tank. (well a small tank probably)
The dimensions are:
Tube OD: 1"
Tube OAL: 4"
Tube OAL with caps on: 5.25"
Tube Thread: 7/8"-18 thread
Optional flat guard OAL: 3"
Optional flat guard width and thickness: 1.25"x .25"
Optional flat guard slot dimension: 1" x .20"
Optional flat guard metal is: 300 series stainless
We have these custom made for us in the USA. NOTE: We have pictured multiple tubes, caps and optional guards in the picture for clarity of illustration. You are ordering one tube with a slotted cap and lanyard cap. The optional guard is sold seperately as are additional lanyard caps.