Cohutta – Kephart


The Cohutta Kephart is a modern take on a traditional pattern that has stood the test of time and is home to many “Nessmuk Trios” around the word.  Russell’s interpretation is a work of art and would serve well in anyone’s cutting tool system. 1/8″ A2, thinly tapered tang has a flowing Wenge handle with natural micarta and blue g10 liners.

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Cohutta Kephart

The Cohutta Kephart by Russell Reece is another interpretation on a widely popular traditional knife pattern. It was conceived in the early 1900s by the now famous Horace Kephart, who was an avid outdoorsman and voracious writer of his adventures in the Great Smokey Mountains. Kephart describes his idea of the ideal bush blade in his writings:

"Its blade and handle are each 4¼ inches long, the blade being 1 inch wide, 1/8-inch thick on the back, broad pointed, and continued through the handle as a hasp and riveted to it.

“The handle of this knife is of oval cross-section, long enough to give a good grip for the whole hand, with no sharp edges to blister one’s hand. It has a ¼-inch knob behind the cutting edge as a guard, but there is no guard on the back, for it would be useless and in the way.

“This knife weighs only 4 ounces."

This Cohutta Kephart follows the guidance of one of the "pioneers" of bushcraft and sticks closely to the documented dimensions. The handle designs follows the original description of an oval crosscut with a slight finger guard at the cutting edge. A Kephart from Cohutta Knife comes in a variety of handle materials and liner options. From beautiful woods to hardworking micarta, check back regularly for new releases to find your perfect Kephart inspired knife.

Sheath not included (let us know if you need a recommendation for custom leather)

Be sure to check out all of our available handmade knives by Cohutta

Additional information

Weight 5.15 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 1 × 1.5 in

Cohutta Knife – Russell Reece



Overall Length

8 5/8"

Blade Length



1/8" A2 Tool Steel, Tapered Tang, textured flats

Handle Materials

Wenge over natural micarta and blue g10 liners. 1/4" natural micarta pins and lanyard tube


No sheath included


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