Overall Length 177mm (7" Approx) Blade Length 70mm (2.75") Handle Length 98mm (4" Approx) Blade Type Drop Point Spine 3mm (0.125" Approx) Ricasso 7mm (0.25") Grind Hollow Grind Depth 15mm (0.6" Approx) Tang Partial
The Anglo Arms 998 model is a modestly compact and incredibly well-made locking knife that performs as well as it looks. Starting at the business end the 998 has a 70mm long spring lock blade constructed using 440-grade stainless steel that's finished in a hard wearing protective coating. The 14mm deep hollow grind is a clear indication that the 998 is a hunting knife or at the very least, a competent skinning knife. The blade is finished with a thumbstud for ease of opening and is screw mounted in the top of the ricasso on the left-hand side.
The 998's chassis also utilizes a lightly polished 440 stainless steel in its construction, and clever use of a decorative torx pivot screw and frame screws all of which add to the knifes impressive good looks.
A knife like the 998 deserves a hardy handle so each of the 4mm handle covers are made from burlwood. Burlwood is prized for its beauty and rarity, and this naturally curly wood twists and interlocks which makes the wood grain incredibly dense and very resistant to splitting.