A Caping Knife is generally used in caping animals for mounting. When preparing a trophy for the taxidermist, it is important that the hide is preserved for a neck or shoulder mount. Some beautiful trophy animals have been ruined by hunters using the wrong knife to prepare the animal. Our Caping knives are dedicated to this task. They are relatively small knives with very fine blades. This caping knife has a handle made out of California Buckeye with Turquoise inlay. All of our knives have a hand-forged blade made out of 01 high carbon steel.