The carrying options of the Lanyard Hole Porvides Mulitple. The overall length with a blade length of 4.9 inches and a weight of 6.3 ounces is 24.6% larger. It isdurable: The blade is made of reliable 8Cr13MoV. The high carbon S.S. has a black handle. It's permissible. It is ideal for carrying while working because of its quick and easy access. The blade will not slip with the security of the finger guard. A lanyard hole and a full tang design make the knife very dangerous.
👤When Imperial Schrade went out of business, it sold its name to Taylor Brands, which sells knives under many different brand names. The Schrade name was besmirched by having its name put on substandard knives. The knife industry has been growing for about a decade now and many of the "crap knife" brands are putting out good products. This has happened with MTech, as I've noted in recent reviews, though a lot of junk has MTech stamped on it. It's impressive that this is my first Schrade in a long time. It is one of the best knives I have. Let's get into the specifications first. The overall length of the blade is 10 and it has a blade thickness of 5/32. Teflon blade steel is 8Cr13MoV. The construction is made of steel. The knife is well designed and constructed, and the handle scales are rubbery plastic. The blade shape is very nice and has a combination of drop and clip points. I was very impressed with the sharpness of the first image. This is one of the few "budget" knives I've bought recently and it was up to the standards of Cold Steel and Kershaw. Being almost as sharp as those manufacturers' blades is a compliment. To be just as sharp is more than you can ask for. For about two years, I worked in a shop in downtown Portland that sold knives, not because I needed the money, but because it gave me access to a variety of the kind of knives I was collecting. I was warned by the manager to be extra careful handling the folding knives because they were the cause of most of the cuts employees had experienced, and one day I cut myself on one despite being warned. The knife passed both the paper test and the thumbnail test, but did the blade catch on my thumbnail enough to keep me from sliding it? My Talwar is dangerously sharp and it sliced paper as easily as it could. I mean that a small mistake closing the Talwar could easily take off a finger. The handle is very comfortable and between the deep forefinger cutout and the thumb jimping your hand is well- protected from sliding forward onto the blade if the knife meet a solid object while thrusting. The lanyard hole is nice. Many people who use knives in military or emergency situations want lanyards, but I don't use them. The type of sheath is secure-ex. I assume it's proprietary to Schrade because I see no trademarking on it. I'll assume it's plastic. The plastic belt loop can hold a belt that's 1-3/4" wide. The thigh straps have a slit. The sheath is pretty good, though I'll talk about it in the cons section. For the few cons. If you have large hands, this knife is not for you. I have small hands for a man and it's the right size for me. A man with big hands will use his finger to hold it. This could be an additional safety factor in addition to the cutout and jimping. The sheath is one of the major con's. The sheath is very tight. It takes a good hard pull to get the knife out, and I can imagine an accident happening if you do that with a sharp blade. I'm pretty sure that if you applied a small file and worked carefully, you could reduce the grip of the sheath, though of course you'd have to be careful not to make it too loose. You don't want this knife to fall out of its sheath. There is almost no way to withdraw the blade silently if you are a spec ops soldier. A loud snapping sound can be heard when you return the blade to the sheath. I would make a more practical sheath of cordura or leather with a snap or Velcro strap if I were a spec ops guy. If you're looking for a knife that's not too big and not too small, and you don't want to spend more than $25, this is a good option. In the photos, I show the knife with two other serious combat/self-defense knives so you can see how it compares in size. Below it in the 3-knife shot is the monstrous MTech MT 20-39.
The blade thickness is 0.08 inch and the overall length is 8.6 inch. There is a total of 120 g. Two versions of the knife are available, one with a plastic sheath and the other with a multi mount system. Excellent edge performance, razor sharpness, high hardness, and exceptional corrosion resistance are some of the qualities of top grade Swedish 12C 27. The 90-degree square blade spine ground can be used with a fire starter. MOLLE compatible mounts securely attach knives to vehicles, walls, clothing, or packs so that they are instantly accessible in any situation. The total length is, blade length is, and weight is. It was made in Sweden.
👤I say I am a huge Morakniv fangirl. I use my Companion and Garberg for everything inside the house and out in the bush when I hike the mountains, they are my favorite workhorse knives. The pride in the product is what distinguishes Moraknivs. They're made of average steel, but it's decent metal and heat treated to get the most out of the tool. The plastic handles are very comfortable, and I like how lightweight the knives are, as I have arthritis and any reduction in fatigue factor is a plus for me. Companions are the best for food prep and carving and I love them. I am gentle with my Companion. The Garberg is a beast. I felt like there was something missing. The Companion is lightweight and flexible. The Garberg is very thick, it blasts through wood. I wanted something that was a little bit of both. The Morakniv Kansbol is that blade! It's a little beefier and bigger than the Companion, so it feels a bit more substantial in your hand, but it's not as thick and heavy as the Garberg. It's an excellent blade for carving and fine tasks, but it still has enough beef to work larger chunks of wood. The Kansbol blade has a thicker portion near the handle and it thins out towards the tip. If you carve a lot, you'll understand why the different grinds are useful. It came to me with a sharp blade. That tip is very thin. I really like these style sheaths, they are hard plastic and come with Kansbol. The belt loop is good for me. The basic option is my favorite because it's the only option Morakniv has. You can strike a ferro rod with the spine of this knife. Just so you know! If you asked me to choose between the Companion, Kansbol, and Garberg, I would choose the Kansbol. You will not be disappointed. You're getting a tool that will give you many years of fine service. I carry my Kansbol everywhere. The Kansbol is great for my needs, but it used to be the Companion. Garberg is amazing, worth the cost, but she is too heavy and thick for some things, like cutting food. I recommend you to try this one out if you're looking to add more Moraknivs to your collection. The color burnt orange is beautiful in person. I like the green but I am saving it for my Christmas present. It's a good thing.
👤It is normal to become obsessed with the weight of your pack when you are planning a hike. Many survival knives tip the scales at close to a pound. Hikers are unlikely to carry more than a pocket knife if I read through them. The Mora Kansbol has all of the utility of the original Mora knives, but with a blade that is more rugged for heavier duty usage. The handle is light and feels great in the hand, the blade is long and razor sharp, and the sheath is plastic which makes it very light. The sheath doesn't add much to the 5 ounces of knife. The multimount lashed perfectly to my shoulder strap, I spent a little more for it. This is a good utility blade for all around use, and light enough for lightweight backpacking, so I could not be happier.
Have faith that the hand guard will keep the blade from slipping. Fixed blade work knife. The hiking knife is 8.25 inch in length and made with 7 CR17MOV steel in stone wash finish. There are outdoor and bushcraft knives. The field knife has a clip-point tip and thick blade jimping. The companion knife is great for camp chores. This is the place to put the knife to work. The SOG survival fixed blade knife has excellent edge retention and rust resistance. There is a light weight belt with her. The 4 oz workhorse has a built-in cord-cutting grooves and is comfortable for long hours of use. SOG fixed blade knives are built to last and they will take care of you if you need it.
👤I have never been a fan of SOG products; I always thought their knives were overpriced. It's about half the price of similar SOG knives, and the Ace fixes that issue right off the bat. First impressions are good. It's a light blade for its size, and its design is simple, no-nonsense that I like very much. 50 different attachment points for the sheath are not necessary. It is a knife. A simple tool. It will cut rope, fish skin, and hide deer. I'm pretty sure it will do that for you. I don't have many criticisms. It didn't take much effort to get the edge right. The handle gets a bit slick when it's coated in water, grease, or blood. It would probably help if you put the handle up near the blade. I'll update this as I carry the knife, so if it suddenly snaps off at the handle, I'll just fill the review with poo.
👤I bought this at 12 bucks and it's a full tang fixed blade with a decent sheath and a grippy handle. I think that is enough for 5 stars. Mora makes quality knives at this price point. If you can get it for less than 20 dollars, do it. It's a quality knife and you can beat it up without feeling bad about it.
👤I like the knife stone washed finish, it has a sharp edge, a good large handle, and it is the best size for me. I would carry it uppside, but be careful with wet hands or wet handle, it would slip a lot, and it would be more expensive.
👤I was impressed with the knife. It is balanced and looks good. The handle material feels good in my hand, and it fits my hand perfectly. The grip is so strong that nothing could break it. The sheath is the only negative thing that I could say about it. The sheath clip is too low, which makes the knife a little heavy. I understand that you have to give up some things in order to have a lightweight knife. The knife I got for the lowest price makes it 5 stars all day. What's not there is what I like the most about it. The back of the blade is missing the word "China" when I look at it.
👤The price of the knife went up to $24.95 after I bought it. I thought it was a good deal. It's a decent knife for light work, and it's reasonably sharp. The edge had a nice chunk out of it. I believe I bought a second, which I can live with, but SOG standards have certainly come down. It has a smooth edge after about ten minutes of work. Would I trust my life to this knife? Hardly. It will get plenty of use as a utility knife.
👤It's alright for a small weekend trip, but I won't take this on a week long trip out in the middle of nowhere. I don't think the blade can survive a serious trip that requires serious homesteading and hunting.
If there is any product issues, each Witharmour knife has a lifetime warranty. If you have a question, please email them and they will be happy to provide you with a solution. StatGear is a survival knife. The knife can handle anything outdoors. The drop point blade has a blade sharpening stone in the back of the sheath so it is sharp and sturdy. The starter and cutter are in a sheath. The cord cutter works well for small cuts so you don't have to remove your knife. If you enjoy hunting and other outdoor activities, you'll find the StatGear Surviv-All outdoor knife to be a convenient and practical choice. If you enjoy hunting and other outdoor activities, you'll find the StatGear Surviv-All outdoor knife to be a convenient and practical choice.
👤The steel used was the only thing that was different about this knife. I bought this knife for my AT section hike. It has a great grip, a nice sheath, a built-in line cutter, and a sharpener. Give it five stars and be done with it. The steel used for this knife is probably A. This steel does not hold an edge for very long. It is a good value for this price point. There are better steels for a survival blade. It is a nice little rig. I decided to use a D2 steel knife and a swiss firestarting rod.
👤Great product. I have not used the knife yet, but if it breaks I will update this review, otherwise it is what I think. The knife feels very solid, good weight, the blade is solid, a slight bit wider than I thought, but not really a flaw, the handle is a little soft and tacky, and the rubber feels durable. Even when wet, you get a really good grip. I can pinch it just where the blade meets the handle, and it has a good overall length to control it, and it is well balanced. The nylon belt loop is thick and nice and the sheath feels very durable. The fire starter works, it is mounted upside down on the sheath, but it takes a bit of effort to pull it out, so I don't see it falling out. I can't say over time. It would have been nice if the sheath had spaces on the side to strap it onto a backpack. The nylon belt loop is screwed onto the back of the sheath, so I might try to rig something up. The sharpening stone on the back is coarse for my liking, I would have preferred something a bit more fine to just put back an edge. I think it is a great knife for the price.
👤I tested the knife in the field, cutting, carving, and chopping, and it has stood up to the abuse. The knife is tough because of the softer steel and it will not chip if you chop hard woods or drop it on a rock. It can besharpened on the included diamond plate once the edge is rolled or dulled. You can get a shaving edge on it in minutes, which is an advantage over harder steel knives. The pummel was damaged from hitting slay rock but is still usable. The fire steel started a fire for me in seconds using brush, dried grass and all I could find in the forest around me, so it definitely works. This knife is a cheaper version of the Ultimate Pro knife, but it is still very strong. If you want a cheap knife to take out to camp or hunting, with a nice sheath and fire steel all in one package, this is the knife for you. It does the job for $35, thats a meal for 2 in a restaurant.
👤This knife is a great buy. It is similar to the Prodigy. Another budget knife is added to the collection. I have a lot of expensive knives, but they aren't that expensive. I decided to remove the paracord with the clip on the sheath to make my hack.
SOG knives and tools are built to last but may require initial tuning adjustments along with regular cleaning, lubrication and sharpening; they consider all repair and replacement requests. The full titanium blade is 49 INCH. The fixed blade knife is a field-tested combat knife, camping knife, boot knife and hunting knife, and measures 9.6 inches in total length. There is a number of OUNCE WT. W/ The handle is made of GRN STAINLESS STEEL. A tough outdoor knife handle for fixed blade survival knives with sheath; glass-reinforced nylon offers great grip. The black titanium nitride coating is black. Fixed blade knives are hardened at the atomic level with SOG's cryogenic heat treatment. DeLUXE SHEATH: A capable hiking knife, rescue knife, military knife or outdoor knife sheath; sharp knife includes line cutter, ferrochromium fire starter and sharpener. Take care of your tactical knife with sheath and they will take care of you; SOG fixed blade knives with sheath are built to last and they consider all repair and replacement requests. Take care of your tactical knife with sheath and they will take care of you; SOG fixed blade knives with sheath are built to last and they consider all repair and replacement requests.
👤The knife is nice, but the description does not mention the country of origin.
👤The sheath should have been made better for the ability to remove the knife quickly, so it gets four stars. The knife handle has hooks and attachment high up so trying to grab it is like grabbing a needle with only your fingers. Tactical use of this sheath is terrible. There is a If you practice taking the knife out and putting it back in, it will work if you do that enough. The built in sharpener is decent. The seat belt cutter has a sliding plate that protects it from being exposed when not in use. The end of the full tang handle is better than nothing because it is the only place to break glass if attacked. The plastic handle feels great, but you don't know how it will handle wet hands or sweaty hands. The knife feels really good when my thumb goes to the front of the handle, which is a little curved on the blade. The fire starter rod built in the sheath is a really cool extra but wonder how many uses it will be able to handle before it is replaced. It's a sog. I think you can get replacement parts easy. If you want to use the sheath for future use, you can remove the part that makes it hard to get on it. The knife and sheath combo is giving a thumbs up, but as far as the ease of use in an emergency for quick removal is concerned, it gets a big thumbs down.
👤I like this knife. I knew I wanted a different type of handle when I got this knife, but I was willing to pay the price for it. The para-cord cutter is useless, as others have said it is easier to use the blade. Maybe I'm missing something. I like the built in sharpener. There are lots of reviews that go into detail on this knife. The belt attachment is the reason for 4 stars. The belt attachment is not easy to replace. The knife has a snap in it that pulls the sheath too. I had to tie the para-cord around my leg. Not bad, but not necessary. A better retention system is needed. Now 5 stars. I am kind of stupid. You can put a belt through the slots on the belt clip. I've tried this for a few days and it works. I should have figured this one out since I make knives. I was well for 7 days in country.
👤Is it made in China? No, made in Taiwan? Yes! They do a great job as well. The design of SOG knives is wonderful, and the workmanship is amazing. I've owned a few of their knives, and I have good things to say about them. You have other issues if you don't like them solely because of where they're made. This is my favorite SOG handle. The slight arch makes it fit in your hand.
It is made in the USA. It was made of the highest quality material. Comes with a sheath.
👤I own a lot of knives. My method is to buy every version of Ka-Bar knives on the market, and pick the one or two that I want, and give the rest away to my friends. I could talk myself into keeping all their knives because they are fantastic. When I went to Ka-bar, I was looking for a rugged fixed-blade that could handle business. This knife does what it says on the tin. Let's get to it! The knife is large, which is either good or bad depending on your perspective. Most knives don't fit in my hand at 6'5 because I have large hands. This one has room to spare. It is large without being unwieldy. The thickness of the blade is less than that of the BK 2. Although you're giving up some heft andDurability, I don't feel like it will matter for the majority of users. I touched it up on my sharpening stones to make sure it was where I wanted it. The sheath seems well made and it fits nicely. The value is the one thing that must be commented on with all Ka-bar knives. The bang for your buck is what you get from these knives. Don't bother looking for a knife that will give you this much in return. I own every knife under the sun that would be considered a competitor. Ka-bar is the only one in this business that delivers on the value component. It is nice to know that there is a company that will give you a bad-a$$ knife for less than $100. They make several. Don't worry, if you don't have the money to drop on a 200-300 premium blade, you can still use it. Any knife in their line-up will get you where you want to be. Excellent. The sheath is the only real problem with this knife. I want to make it clear that it isn't a bad sheath, it just doesn't knock my socks off compared to some of their competitors. Let's discuss competition. There are other blades that you can consider. I've done reviews of these as well. 1. The LMF 2 Infantry is from the Gerber group. This knife is comparable in size to a great value and has a better grip and sheath that will knock your socks off. It has a partially serrated blade, which I'm not a fan of, but it is a great knife. 2. The name of the company is The Gerber Prodigy. The LMF 2 Infantry is the slightly smaller brother of this knife. 3. The blade of the knife. A straight forward combat knife is similar to all of the above. I've owned all of the Scar blades. It is not for me to say what is the best for you. If you forgive the pun, I will say that I have to give the edge. They have a sheath that adds something to their already great package. Don't take my word for it. The knives will serve you well for a long time.
A lanyard hole and hollow grind make the knife safe to use. The overall length is 26.4 cm and the blade length is 5 cm. It isdurable: The blade is made of 1095. A black, ring textured thermoplastic elastomer handle with a powder coated high carbon steel. It's permissible. It's ideal for EDC because of its quick and easy access. The blade will not slip with the security of the finger choil and jimping. The knife has a ferro rod, sharpening stone and a lanyard hole.
👤Or batoning. This knife failed quickly, despite the video showing batoning. The wood is mostly bark. It's not the survival knife you want to depend on. Bushcraft? Not going to use this for dressing a small game. I'd be worried that the edge wouldn't hold up. What about camping? I'm not sure if I would want to use this at the campsite. This is a heavy knife for general household use. It has a good feeling. I thought it could perform.
👤If anyone complained about this knife, they could win a million dollars in the lottery. This is the best knife for the money. $30... You get a great sheath with a sharpening stone and fire starter kit. Then, you get a piece of steel in the shape of a knife, that can tackle all of your camping, hiking, and crafting needs. This thing is very sturdy and built like a tank. I love the grips on it. This isn't a complaint, but it has a little weight behind it. The weight and size of the grip is not a factor for me. I got it quickly and it has a good edge. That's fine, but not'shaving sharp'. I don't use stones for my knives unless I need a razor sharp edge. I find it ridiculous that some people don't want to use any knife that can't be shaved with. Anyway. I will never look for another knife in the same category if I have this knife for the purposes I bought it for. Thank you Schrade, and the sellers of Schrade, for the perfect knife deal!
👤It would be 5 stars. That coating is terrible. It's too thick. It makes it difficult to cut. It's easy to remove. You can see what the picture looks like now. I polished the blade and removed the coating. It's an excellent knife and a great value. I like it better than other knives. It comes with a sheath, sharpening stone, and small ferro rod, and is a far superior knife once you fix it up.
👤I am beyond annoyed that there isn't a recall on this knife. It is obvious that it is a hollow ground edge. A thin spot in the knife. That could be a problem with the process. The knife edge was popped out when the direction in the red oak grain was changed. Sharpens up to a razor sharp point. Don't try to split the wood. I don't know what it means but it's not a camp knife. This was taken on a backpacking trip. I did not use a saw to process wood. Don't waste your money. It's not worth much.
👤Schrade knives have been a favorite of mine for a long time. Schrade made some quality knives. I decided to give the SCHF36 Frontier a try because of my previous positive experience with the company. It looked like a well designed knife for around $34. I was pleasantly surprised by the knife's appearance. The black coating on the steel and nylon sheath was not good. The fire starter and sharpener were ok, but I would prefer a leather sheath. I decided to clean the knife. I dipped the knife in paint stripper to remove the black coating. I sanded the frame of the knife to a smooth finish after taking some 320 grit paper. I left the hollow ground part of the blade alone. The knife was sharp but not perfect. I cleaned the blade after using my Landsky sharpening system. What a difference it made. Good design, needs better sheath, loose the black finish that looks like under coating, and pay more attention to quality control are the bottom line.
It was made in the United States. The same performance is offered by the fixed blade knives of the Spyderco brand. Highly evolved ergonomics make it possible to increase cutting power and minimize fatigue. The blade is crafted from a combination of CPM 20CV particle metallurgy and STAINLESS steel. Made for the outdoors. The Zoomer is a fixed-blade knife that is specifically designed for bushcraft and wilderness survival. The zoom is a secure grip for strength and comfort. Ready for anything.
👤Do you know if this is a good bushcraft knife? This knife is used for collecting things. People who collect Bushcraft. There is no reason for anyone to be spending this amount of money.
The knife has a lanyard hole. The 9 inch overall length with a blade length of 4 inches and a weight of 5.1 ounces is larger than the 10 inch overall length. It isdurable: The blade is made of reliable 8Cr13MoV. A black, rubber overmold handle is on the black oxide coated high carbon steel. It's permissible. The nylon fiber sheath makes it ideal for everyday carry. The blade will not slip with the finger guard.
👤I like Smith and Wesson. The knife is very thin and light and I like it that way. The knife blade, handle and sheath are of the highest quality. However, Smith & Wesson stopped there. The company didn't pay attention to how bad the clip was before mass production. If you want to carry the knife on your belt, the clip is useless. If you want to look at the knife on the wall, the clip is good. When you pull the knife out, it doesn't have retention because the sheath clips down but doesn't have a way to get it out. I ordered a different clip from a different company and wanted to take the Smith & Wesson clip off the sheath. Another problem came here. I was unable to remove the clip using the correct tool. I was able to remove one of the screws. No matter what I did or how I tried, the rest two would not change. I had to stop them with the clip. If you give me a perfect product, I will appreciate it more. Smith& Wesson is a shame because they started a good job and made an excellent knife, but didn't finish the job right. When you have to spend more money on a new clip, what is the benefit of the good knife price? Lesson learned: I will not only look at a good quality knife, but will also look at the smallest details, most importantly the clip, in order to make sure the whole package is a high quality to the smallest details.
👤I bought this for the duty belt. In a duty belt, a knife is used as a tool, but also as a weapon. The knife is the best bang for the buck. I run drills with guys that spend hundreds of dollars on custom knives and in all fields, including looks. This thing surpasses all expectations. This feels very nice in the hand, it has a kydex handle. A lot of companies put too much meat on the handle of tactical knives, making them bulky and awkward. This knife has a low profile and features saw like teeth at the bottom of the blade for additional uses. There is a metal clip on the back of the sheath that can be used for vertical mounting. I was able to use the holes in the sheath and the shock cord to mount it. The design from S&W makes this thing stay on my belt. This blade has two big thumbs up for me. I will purchase more Smith&Wesson blades in the future.
👤This knife is perfect. It is very sharp and very thin. The belt clip is an aftermarket add on. I carry it on my belt. The sheath is tight and secure.
👤Smith & Wesson does it again. I was skeptical of the knife at first, but it was amazing. I have been carrying the M&P Shield 2.0 Folding Tanto for a few years, and bought this fixed blade for work/camping in the wilderness. If someone handed me a knife and asked me how much it cost, I would say $60+. The sheath is snug and the handle and blade are high quality. The knife is the perfect size for my large hands and the grip feels great. I was able to shave some arm hair off as a test, the blade came very sharp. I love the blade and serration. The belt clip on the sheath is a problem, I plan to modify it to fit on my belt. This is a crazy low price for a knife that will blow away all expectations.
The company has a limited lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials. The fixed blade knife is made of. 4.75-INCH AUS-8 STAINLESS STEEL. The Navy Seal knife with sheath is 9 inches in total length. There are 5.4 bullets in the holster. The glass-reinforced nylon handle for this type of knife has no maintenance. There is a hard-moled KyDEX SHEATH. The Kydex sheath is great for camping knives, hiking knives, belt knives, rescue knives, skinning knives, boot knives, or military knives. SOG uses a heat treatment to strengthen steel at the atomic level for a stronger fixed blade knife. SOG fixed blade knives with sheath are built to last and they consider all repair and replacement requests. SOG fixed blade knives with sheath are built to last and they consider all repair and replacement requests.
👤The box was well made. It was a good fit for the knife and sheath. The edge grind was not perfect, but it was good to go. My sheath was the kydex. The knife is not too tight with the snap. I wore it for a day with the belt attachment, then began looking for an alternative. The lump under my belt was not comfortable when folded over in the high ride position. I was disappointed to find that the mounting holes didn't line up for a small t-Lok, my molle attachment, or any of the belt clips/attachment hardware from my sheaths. I found the belt attachment on my holster to fit. I swapped to those and now everything is fine. You would be hard pressed to find a better knife for the money. If you're willing to do a little work yourself, you can get a good tool.
👤The blade is not equal for a mass production survival knife. Don't be fooled by the cheap mainland China knives that are cast, not forged, and have a thin easily broken handle section. The knife is made in Taiwan, which is almost as old as Japan, which was making deadly blades for a thousand years before Western Europe. Are you going into the field? Take this blade!
👤My own sheaths include 12 & 1/4", 10, and 9 knives, with a belt loop and retainer plate. After months of searching for a lightweight, solid, fixed-blade for backpacking, I finally decided on the SOG Seal Pup Elite with Kydex Sheath, mainly for it's compact 9 & 3/8" overall length and an incredibly lightweight 5.7oz. I plan on lashing the knife to my pack because it fits securely in the sheath. I have removed the belt-loop and retainer plate from the sheath, leaving me with a total mounted weight of 7.0oz. Backpackers are happy! I was able to slice through paper without tearing it with my razor because it came sharp and sturdy. That is razor sharp in my book. The serrations cut me out of the box after little more than a light brush. I asked the reviewer if he had even handled the knife. It is not dull from the box. So what if it were? You wouldn't throw a knife away just because it dulled, because all knives need to be sharpened from time to time. You're not paying for a sharp blade, you're paying for a high quality blade that you keep sharp. You're getting proven steel with excellent edge holding capability with the Seal Pup Elite and it's AUS-8 steel specially treated by SOG. The edge has SOG's original design with plenty of belly, which distributes the workload along the long, sweeping edge. The blade starts at just under 3 inches thick, making it nearly impossible to break, and I've jammed the knife tip into hardwood over and over again, so far it's just fine. I've used it to chip down branches and firewood and the edge is still sharp. Thanks to the Titanium Nitride coating, I have not seen a spot of rust since I left it out in the night. Is it durable? Check. Solid feel in your hand, lightweight and durable. The Elite's handle is slightly longer with a curve around the pinky compared to the non-Elite version. It feels very maneuverable because the balance point is at the index finger. The texture molded into the Zytel is better shown in pictures than I could describe, but it still has an impressive grippiness to it. If you've never felt it before, you'll be amazed at how light and durable it is; it's incredibly hard, harder than any plastic I've ever dealt with, and still not brittle. They say it's a mix of nylon and fiberglass. Whatever it is, it is not negotiable. I don't use the Lanyard hole. Sheth. The Kydex sheath is made of three easily separable parts. The sheath is lighter and 888-282-0465 than any other sheath out there and perfect for backpacking. It can be mounted in almost any direction, and the knife locks in with no rattle. The sheath is molded around the knife and hilt, and the hilt is slightly away from the blade. Retention even when mounted tip-up with the retention strap removed is provided by the larger end of the hilt being able to pass through the sheath. There's no need to press a release mechanism, but it might shake loose under certain circumstances. I glue the expanding part of the case together to tighten the sheath's hold on the hilt. It's stable enough to run with confidence. There's a quick-access cord cutting slot in the sheath, but it's not very useful, so I'm saving that for the "Cons" section of the review. Go ELITE! It's worth the extra money for the Elite version of the Seal Pup, I had the chance to handle the standard version before making my final decision. It's nice to know that, should I ever need "notch" wood, I have better sheath, better handle, longer blade/ shorter choil, and spine rasp. They look cool, and as I'm writing this review, Amazon is selling this knife with the Kydex sheath for $73. This is an outstanding deal for what you're getting. There are limitations to limited hacking. A 5.7oz knife with a 5" blade is a great compromise where larger knives are too heavy and bulky to bring along, but with the saving in weight and length you also lose sheering and hacking ability. It is not practical to hack through branches thicker than 2 inches diameter or baton through logs thicker than 5 inches with the Seal Pup Elite. Hardcore survivalists might want something with a bit more length, but that's not what this is for. The handle of the Zytel is limited in its ability to hammer. The base of the knife was rounded off by SOG. If they had left it a bit flatter, it would have been up to the task, but as it stands, the rounded pommel doesn't strike hard enough. There is a thumb-ramp formed into the Zytel handle to prevent slippage when thrusting the blade, and it does have very slight grooves, but not The first 3/4" of the spine isn't rasped, which makes sense to me as it would be perfect jimping if you were to ride your thumb high. The thumb ramp under actual use is not a problem because there's enough texture and finger grooving in the Zytel handle. Sheth. The sheath is in the Pros section, but it has flaws. Kydex is said to be a top of the line sheath material. The sheath is still better than the nylon one, but it's cheap. It's a sheet of plastic that has been heated and folded around a mold, riveted together. If you don't insert the knife straight in, it'll get stuck on the way in, which is why it's developed a catching point inside. The retainer plate in the middle of the belt loop is different from the screw points in the belt loop. I don't plan on using either of them, but you might want to know. The rope cutter is a joke. You have to pull hard since you don't get the slicing you would otherwise get if you just used the knife, but think about it: when is it going to be quicker to un-lash the sheath from your gear, just to cut a cord? I have never gotten it caught on anything, but I'm still afraid it's a liability. It's all done. I think this is a great lightweight backpacking knife.
A blade length of 7 inches and a weight of 14 ounces are included in the dimensions. It isdurable: The blade is made of 1095. A black, ring textured thermoplastic elastomer handle with a powder coated high carbon steel. It's permissible. It's ideal for EDC because of its quick and easy access. The blade will not slip with the security of the finger choil and jimping. The knife has a ferro rod, sharpening stone and a lanyard hole.
👤This was the first time I've used this knife since I bought it. It was razor sharp and razor sharp enough to shave hair off my arms, impressive but concerning at the same time. I had doubts as to whether this knife would hold up to simple tasks around camp. I read a lot of the reviews and saw the pictures of broken blades, but also heard good things, so I gave it a chance. I know the importance of the right tool for the right job and I spend a lot of time in the outdoors. It is my belief that a fixed blade knife is not a knife that I will have around if it cannot handle the basic chores around camp. There are a lot of knives on the market that look great above a mantel, but they are only for display and not real work. Schrade is the name of the knife. You could expect it to perform most of the tasks with ease with a name like that. You would expect it to break through the wood like nothing. This wasn't the case for me. One day ago, I used it for the first time at a fire craft essentials course taught by some really knowledgeable and cool people. I mentioned to them at another class that I wanted to put this knife to the test so they could give feedback on it. The first thing I decided to tackle was my fireplace, I was in the process of setting up a bow drill. I proudly announced that I was going for it, and I was using a maple baton made by a friend of mine. I lined it up on the stress crack of the cedar log and thought about how the sound was off. I assumed it was due to the knife's thickness, the second and last strike was when the blade failed. Those around heard it and came to see it, which was buried in the cedar. We all agreed that it did not pass the test and so I switched to my Cold Steel SRK carbon V knife, which is pictured behind the cedar with the black sheath, to finish splitting the log and processing the rest of my bow drill kit. I wanted to give a back story so that people can understand my intentions. If you buy this knife, be aware that it may not be suitable for batoning. I should also point out that the knife broke the same day as the batoned oak pallet and seasoned sourwood. The new guys that have never done much in the outdoors were made to learn from it. If you want a good campcraft knife, you need to do your own research and understand that it will cost you more than this knife.
👤I thought the knife would be a performer. The Schrade marketing video stated that this knife supports batoning, but it snapped on my first try. The overall look and feel of the knife is great, but I wish it would work as promised. I will be updating this review with the results after I contact Schrade Customer Service.
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