White River Knives (WRK) Backpacker Lightweight Hunting/Tactical Knife/Neck Knife at SHOT Show 2012

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By David Crane
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March 29, 2012

While DefenseReview (DR) was walking around the show at SHOT Show 2012, we ran into Matt Cammenga of Cammo Brothers (and his parents), and he showed us a cool little custom/handmade hunting/tactical “crossover” lightweight knife called the Backpacker, which he’s offering through his new knife company called White River Knife & Tool (WRKT), under the White River Knives (WRK) brand. Made in Michigan “by Americans for Americans” as I quipped during his presentation of the knife, the WRK Backpacker lightweight hunting/tactical knifefeatures either a S30V or 440C stainless steel blade, depending on how much you want to spend, and a paracord-wrapped handle.

At $75 and $55 respectively, the White River Backpacker lightweight hunting/tactical knife (fixed blade) is pretty affordable for what appears to be a well-made and well-designed product. Paracord color options are Black, O.D. Green, Camo (Camouflage), Desert Camo (Desert Camouflage), and Orange. The knife comes with a kydex sheath, and it can be worn as a neck knife, as Matt was doing when we saw him.

It’s certainly a nice-looking one, and one Defense Review would like to take on a trip sometime, whenever we can get our hands on a product sample for T&E. In the meantime, check out the video we shot of Matt Cammenga demo’ing the knife real quick for us.


Company Contact Info:

White River Knife & Tool, Inc. (WRKT)
130 Mason Drive
Coopersville, MI 49404
Phone: 616-997-0026
Email: info@thewhiteriver.com
Website: http://www.thewhiteriver.com

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