Skaha II Folding Knife

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(17 customer reviews)

From: $191.25 USD

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The Skaha II is almost identical to its predecessor with the notable exceptions of a new pocket clip (made in house), a slightly smaller flipper tab and a more generous sharpening choil. The photos are of the final prototype. We used red G10 for prototyping but won’t be offering it as an option on the production knife.

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The Skaha II is a no-nonsense EDC folding knife, with all the best features of it’s predecessor and a few small improvements based on user feedback. It’s light enough that you forget it’s in your pocket and sturdy enough to handle most any standard cutting task. The perfect knife for users who want a great action at an reasonable price.

Brief maintenance instructions are packed with the knife and we have a detailed online how-to with video. If you don’t already have a light oil for your folder, we offer a good knife oil as an option to purchase with the knife.

Legal Note: This style of folding knife is legal in Canada and in most places around the world because it does not open automatically or by a wrist flick, or utilize any spring assist. We recommend you thoroughly research the laws applicable in your area before ordering. Some local laws in the USA (eg Chicago, NYC) have significant restrictions on knife carry/possession and significant penalties if you’re caught. This article would be a good place to start. Australia changed their import law in Dec 2015 to specifically allow flipper knives. If in any doubt, you should contact your border control authority and ask them. The onus is on you to follow your national and local laws.

The Skaha takes its name from a lake in the fertile Okanagan Valley of BC.

We back all of our knives with a warranty and satisfaction guarantee!



  • CPM S35VN stainless steel blade with our standard "CNC" blade finish which shows the milling contours that form the bevel.
  • Handle scales made from G10 epoxy-fiberglass layered laminate, a relatively light but incredibly strong material.
  • Pivot bearings, pivot pin, thrust washers, stop pin and pocket clip are made from hardened stainless steel. The lockbar is made from spring-tempered S35VN.
  • This is the brief info sheet we include in the box with the Skaha. For further information on care and sharpening look at the pages under the "knife care" tab on the menu bar
  • wire pocket clip for good ergonomics


Maximum closed dimensions L x W x H: 4.4" x 1.4" x 0.75" (11.2cm x 3.6cm x 1.9cm)
Blade length (tip to handle): 3.3"  (8.38cm)
Open length: 7.75" (19.7cm)
Open length: 4.4" (11.18cm)
Weight: 3.1 oz. (90 grams)

Blade steelCPM S35VN
Blade hardness: HRC 59-61
Blade thickness at spine: 0.1" (2.5mm)
Blade Grind: semi hollow (CNC milled)
Cutting edge angle (inclusive): 30°

Made in BC

17 reviews for Skaha II Folding Knife

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    DR (verified owner)

    An absolutely amazing knife with an action that rivals any $500+ Flipper that I own.

    I’m just waiting for some new blade designs and sizes (3”, please!) – hopefully ya’ll are working on new blades now!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have one of the older models i got second hand through a forum, this is an unbelievably good knife. I doubt ill ever see an action as smooth as this one, and i fully plan to buy another one once orders open up again.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steven R Johnson (verified owner)

    Mine just came in yesterday after a multi-month wait, and it is even better than I had hoped — the flipping action in particular is just insane and basically flips at the speed of thought. Fit and finish are meticulous, I couldn’t be happier; this is definitely a permanent keeper.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stacey Dormer (verified owner)

    This is one good Co to do business with, I have bought 3 Skaha knives two were for gifts, I also have purchased a Lynx and a Sitka all these knives have proven well worth having. Its so nice to be able to be able to recommend a local knife maker that’s second to none for product or service!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    G. Smith (verified owner)

    Great knife! Amazing action and probably the sharpest knife out it the box that i have ever bought. For under $200 it’s a great value.

    I wish the jumping on the flipper tab was not so aggressive but otherwise it’s perfect.

    This would also make a great front flipper.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    David (verified owner)

    Got mine in June or so (2017) and have carried and used it a bunch. Just a great knife. I was surprised by the look when I got it – the design is so simple it could be that good. Then I flipped it open. The handle is as stiff as you’d expect. Action is excellent. Blade shape and edge retention are great. This is one of my favorite knives at any price. This is just a great flipper.

    Well done, guys. I’m likely buying a second one. Would love to see a smaller option – around 3″ (7.6 cm) or just under.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ed Shaffer (verified owner)

    Got my Yellow Glow Yesterday and it is just awesome. Everything previously stated about this knife is true. Only thing I would like to see is slightly more texture in the handle. They just recently added a new “natural” color G10 handle so I placed an order today for a second Skaha. Hopefully they’re able to catch up on production and I’ll have it before Groundhog Day (US). Can one of you two gents head to Oregon and show Benchmade how to center their blades…that would be most appreciated? One recommendation to those ordering is bypass Expedited Delivery. Although I received my knife within the “4-10” business days it wasn’t “expeditious” by any means. With Skahas going out on Friday, they don’t appear to start moving until Monday, which is two days wasted. Add dwell time in immigration 1-2 days and catching a US holiday, I got my 3oz knife in the tiny box in 11 days/7 business not counting the late Friday ship date. In closing, just same time and order two Skaha’s and hope these guys come up with another folder.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark W (verified owner)

    This is a great knife. It’s probably my new favorite pocketknife. The rounded handle is very nice to hold, and I love the look of the CNC-milled blade. The action is remarkable and the detent is dialed in perfectly. It deploys great every time. If I had to nit-pick, I would ask for a slightly smaller flipper tab. The tab isn’t huge but it deploys so easily that you don’t need a big tab for leverage. All-in-all a great knife and I look forward to what North Arm has for us next.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patrick Lewis (verified owner)

    This is, in my opinion, the best action you can get on a flipper knife for under $200. Really well built folder and you can tell these guys took their time to think the design through. Not to mention they seem to take their time to do it right as well and pay attention to the details. They’ve already made several improvements from customer feedback which is really impressive. The lead time is long on these for a reason and they’re worth the wait. Really all the knife you need and if it was the only one I could have I wouldn’t be upset.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aidan (verified owner)

    Just got mine in the mail today. You guys have absolutely outdone yourselves with the Skaha. It’s tight as a drum, the action is unlike anything I’ve ever seen or felt in a knife and the details are superb throughout. Keep it up!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frank Fanelli (verified owner)

    Great knife!!!!! I would recommend this to anyone. The action and detent are perfect! Buy this knife! You won’t be disappointed!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marshall (verified owner)

    The fit and finish are just fantastic. Attention to details, just great. The action is second to none. Only have had it for a few hours and already wanting to order another!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Braxton Erickson (verified owner)

    The small details in this folder are what count and they’re amazing! The flipping action is amazing! This entire knife is perfect. The only complaint I have is on arrive the tip of my blade was chipped. It was easily fixable by sharpening. Place an order on this knife, you won’t be disappointed!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Gundersen

    Thank The Nick you got a Holy S*** Gem

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris (verified owner)

    Bought this after reading several reviews. Glad I did. This is a well thought out and well executed folder. Functions flawlessly and the blade is nice and thin. Excellent folder at a price point that is silly.

  16. Rated 4 out of 5

    Steven Dick (verified owner)

    I really like the size and shape of this knife. It’s my idea of the perfect deer hunter’s folder. That said, it seems like the locking bar is a little on the thin side. That probably won’t be a problem if all the knife is used for is field dressing game but I’m not sure it would stand up to any abnormal stress in an emergency.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nik McEwan (verified owner)

    Amazing knife!! It was dilivered quickly, and was super sharp out of the box. The steel is excellent and holds an edge like it should. The lock-up is so crisp and the blade has no movement when open. Highly recommend this knife to anyone. I have one and i am ordering another as a wedding gift for a close friend of mine. Worth every penny.

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