1/4″ stock. This is a straight-bladed knife preferred by many for all-around camp and trail use. Also ideal for yachtsmen and sailors for general boating purposes. Among users of this model is Bradford Angier, famed wilderness expert and author, whose special adaptation is the nickel silver hilt, black Micarta handle, wrist thong and compass. The late Ross Allen, internationally known authority on reptiles, also carried a Model 5. Top of blade in front of hilt is notched for thumb placement.