– Blade Material: Bohler N690
– Blade Hardness: 59 Rockwell
– Blade Finish: Satin
– Blade Thickness: 0.098″ or 2.5mm
– Blade Length: 2.625″ or 67mm
– OAL Length: 5.75″ or 146mm
The Arno Bernard Squirrel is a versatile little knife that’s practical for many field applications. Ducks, geese, quail, grouse, pheasants and small game are all perfect for this model
The Arno Bernard Knives workshop is situated in the outskirts of a South African town called Bethlehem. In addition to the five Bernards, there are also 15 employees who help create the knives. This includes Arno’s wife, Zine, CFO; and Franco’s wife, Alta, who is the office administrator.
Each Bernard has a specific role to play in the crafting and producing of the knives. Arno Bernard Sr. is responsible for research and product development. Arno Bernard is the CEO of the company and also works with product development. Franco supervises the grinding team, new product design, and product testing. Juan heads up the handle division and maintenance, and Ruan is the Operations Manager and project coordinator. Of course, all of the brothers have some role in the actual hand finishing of the knives and sheaths.
We design and handcraft our knives using a superior quality steel in combination with authentic South African materials to create unique handles. Our designs are simple, yet beautiful. Though these knives are suited as collector items, they are designed to maximise practicality.
While we have a background similar to other knife makers in South Africa, we have grown from a “one man operation” that Arno Bernard Sr. started in 1979 to a factory that today supports over 20 families.
The Bernard family is very proud that they can contribute to their local community in Bethlehem, South Africa by hiring and training many wonderful men and women of integrity. Our factory is a close knit family. Some great people have been with us for over a decade and have become leaders in their communities, their families, and their places of worship.
Our goal is to allow many families to improve their quality of life for many generations. We work together, play together, and respect each other.
In The Box
- Squirrel N690 fixed blade with Wild Olive handle
- Leather Sheath R/H
NOT FOR SALE TO MINORS – ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH YOUR LOCAL LAWS
THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS A SHARP BLADE AND CAN CAUSE SEVERE INJURIES AND/OR FATALITIES
Each knife is manufactured from premium materials and guaranteed for life to the original purchaser. Each blade is hollow ground freehand, heat-treated, and hand polished to ensure absolute quality. Each handle material is handpicked for premium quality. While every attempt is made to utilize handle material with relative consistency in appearance, all of the raw materials reflect a one-of-a-kind character and can vary greatly in its finished form – thus making each knife individually unique.
Incorrect application, abuse, neglect, or modifying the original design will void this guarantee.
NOTE: Because we use natural materials, aging cracks may form in some of the handle material due to use or from exposure to dry environments.