The old swords of old are brought into the new era with a sleek and sharp design. Please use it with care. Made in the U.S. CPM S35VN STEEL OUTDOOR KNIFE. The ultimate bush craft knife, camping knife and hunting knife is made in the U.S. A boot knife and a perfectly balanced fixed blade belt knife weigh 7. Measures 9 ounces. 9 inches overall. The MI carta handle with finger choli is ideal for any knife with a full tang blade. The Kayden sheath knife has an easy to use locking mount for fixed blade knives. Take care of your tactical knife with sheath and they will take care of you; SOG blades 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 blades are built to last and they consider all repair and replacement requests.
👤If you're looking for an excellent tactical knife in the under $200 dollar range, I found two very similar choices. I bought both for comparison purposes because my knife collection isn't quite complete after many years. The SOG Pillar is a brand new knife that is not a lot of people have seen yet. On the right side of the blade, there is a sign that says "USA made". The CPM-S35VN premiumstainless steel blade is highly durable and will resist the effects of harsh conditions. The five inch blade has a heavy duty jimping at the grip for enhanced retention in wet or bloody conditions. The clip point keeps a nice width at the tip for piercing without worry of breaking. The knife has a distinctive look that is all business, and it has a curved blade. The skull popper has a lanyard hole. This is a tactical design that will serve hunters well. I've seen a man field dress a caribou with a knife blade on his Leatherman tool, which proves you can do that if you are experienced, but some knives will be better suited for the task than others. The SOG Pillar's blade has enough belly on it to be a decent skinning blade for any hunter. The knife is light on the back end, but it feels natural and balanced in the hand, and the canvas handles are very comfortable. The knife is instantly accessible no matter how you rig it, because the sheath uses a very tight fit to do away with safety straps. The locking mount on the sheath is low profile. Some might shy away in sticker shock but a knife of this quality is worth every cent, especially when you come to depend on it over time. This is a great blade. The tale of two knives is continuing with my review of the Benchmade fixed Contego 183 reverse tanto.
👤It is difficult to know where to start. I have been looking at this knife for several weeks because of its perfect size, CPM S35VN steel, and attractive blade design. I am a knife lover and avid collector, but I shy away from the expensive ones because I would become homeless quickly if I bought all the ones I wanted. Since there was no guarantee that the price would stay that low, I was willing to gamble on it. I opened the box after the blade arrived. I was worried about the color of the handle since the description said it was black, but several reviews said it was grey. I was happy to see that it was mostly black with a little grey mixed in. The handle is comfortable and solid, but I have felt better on less expensive knives. The look of the blade steel is amazing, with a mixture of stonewashed and satin finishing. The S35VN steel is of high quality. The knife is 5 stars. The sheath left something to be desired. The knife doesn't sit firmly when sheathed despite the fact that it comes with a variety of carrying options. If carried sideways or blade up, it would probably fall out. I would expect a better quality sheath to match the excellence of the blade at this price point. I have included in the provided pictures some of the other knives and sheaths that are of the same size that I have purchased for comparison. None of those blades cost more than $50. I still give this knife a five star rating because the blade is good enough to make up for the drawbacks of the sheath, and it is easier to find a better sheath at a cheaper price than it is to find such an excellent knife and quality sheath together for a cheaper price. The knife itself is worth it if you are on the fence about it. You will not want to drop or lose a knife in this price range, so be prepared to find a quality sheath or use the one provided in tip down configuration.
The sheath is black and has a belt loop to keep the knife at your side. The winner of the 2016 award was based on quality, innovation, design, and practicality. The Sandvik 12C 27 blade is a high strength, tough and resistant to rust. The neck kit has a hard plastic sheath, firesteel, paracord and secondary lock. The total length is 146 cm, the blade length is 56 cm, the blade thickness is 0.8 inches, and the weight is 80g. The manufacturer has a 1-year warranty.
👤I like the knife. A lot. It's great! It works well for small tasks and it feels great in the hand. The sheath was the reason I gave it 4 stars. The knife does not fit securely in it. You can hear the knife moving if you shake it. When I put the knife in the sheath, it doesn't click. My Mora companion fits very securely in the sheath with no movement at all and a nice audible "click" when it slides in. My sheath looks like it's been used, or it's just cheap. There are some scratches on it and one of the retention pieces in the inside looks a little worn, which could be the cause of the first problem. The knife fits securely with the leather strap I bought. I'm not worried about losing the knife, but it's disappointing. It's a neck knife and you can't attach it to your belt, but a pocket clip or belt would be nice. There is a small scratch on the handle of the knife. The knife is very good. It feels great in my hand, it cuts easily. The quality control seems to be not that good. I decided to make a small fire kit out of the video from Ultimate Survival tips. The sheath was wrapped with the survivor cord and the fire steel and SOL tabs were held in ranger bands. It turned out pretty well.
👤To neck knife kit or not to neck knife kit? I love it! I do. I was hovering over this one for a long time and I am happy to have it in my possession. I remembered that on every episode of dual survival,Cody Lundin wore a Morakiv, and that's a pretty convincing endorsement in my opinion. The Sandvik steel is very impressive in person and was a big selling point for me. I don't think you'll be wearing it under a shirt, because it's small and light. You could work with this tool all day. The handle is strong. The handle looks great and adds a lot to the grip. I was very excited to break it out and I love the red color. I also bought my girlfriend a blue one. I'm the best. I like the color of it. I wanted them to be unnatural colors so they would be easy to find on the forest floor, and I almost bought the black one. I went back and forth on the neck knife kit and whether I really needed it since I was buying two. Do you need it? Nope. Am I happy with it? Yes. This thing is not going to fall out of its sheath. It's tight and nice to have. I'm happy with it because I think it may loose over its lifetime, which is one of the reasons I'm happy with it. It comes with a firesteel that is very high quality, the right size to add to the necklace and rains sparks like champ, especially against the spine of the blade. The leather safety strap is very tight and easy to put in place. It holds the knife well. If you want a leather safety strap, you can get it for free if you spend $10 bucks on firesteel. Morakiv has won me over with this one.
It's convenient and compact. The fire starter rod can fit in cars, survival kits, and camping gear. The fixed blade knife has a thick carbon steel blade. Net Weight: 5.4 ounces. The sheath has a diamond sharpener and a rubber grip. The Morakniv Fire Starter works when wet. Lifetime manufacturer's warranty. Lifetime manufacturer's warranty.
👤I ordered the Mora Garberg at the same time as I ordered this knife. It's time to get that done, I held off on reviewing this one for some reason I don't recall. The Garberg review can be found in my reviews. This review is going to be a bit longer than my Garberg review. The knife is short. I don't like the sheath. I will be more specific in the review. My wife's sister asked me to put together a 72 hour kit, emergency bag, and other items for her, and I bought this knife at the same time as my Garberg. I don't recall if I bought this just for my own sake or if I was thinking of buying that kit. I own it now. Mora's knife was scary sharp. The blade has a black finish and is a dream for a machinist. Perfect Sharp 90. The corners were supposed to do what they were supposed to do. While preserving your blades cutting edge, you should remove your ferrocerium rod, bark from trees for tinder, and process tinder. They are perfectly executed. The grip fills my hand out and feels very comfortable. The knife is well done. The knife is 1/3 or so like most Mora's. If you use your knife as a knife and not an ax, that's not a problem. It will hold up well with proper technique, like the rest of the Mora line. I'm having a hard time quantifying the sheath because I don't feel it. I'll let you make your own decisions, but I'll take it over part at a time. There are two options for belt carry. A clip over attachment and a rigid thread thru belt loop reminds me of a dangler in a way as low as the sheath hangs. Both are functional. I don't like the quarter turn sockets they use to attach the sheath. It seems like a weak point to me. This may be ignorant. I'm not feeling that. The ferrocerium rod slides into it's sockets and is held in place by a nub over the edge of the handle. Simple and effective if the user pulls the handle to the side to clear the nub. It's pretty simple and effective. I like it! A diamond stone is used for sharpening. I should have taken other reviewers more seriously about how coarse this is. It's not really for keeping the blade sharp, it's more for you to do some repair sharpening, you buggered up the edge badly, now you have to do some repair sharpening. It's very coarse. You should carry a fine hone with you rather than rely on the stone. I'm not going to say that the stone is worthless, but I feel that it lacks any real day to day utility. It's coarse enough that you're likely going to get some abrading. There is a I appreciate the sharpener, but I'm not feeling it. I would cover it with gorilla tape and be happy. The knife and ferrocerium rod are the only parts of the system that I feel are important. I will not say I regret buying it. In the future, I will buy a Mora companion HD carbon for$15 and carry a fine diamond steel with a swedish fire steel in my pocket and feel like I have a better package. I'm going to make my own sheath for my knife since it's much like the Garberg. I'll be into it for more than I want to be, but then I'll have a knife system that's usable for me. No two people are the same. Mora put together a package that will be useful for most people. I can't deduct stars when looking at the big picture because this system doesn't work for me. I bought my knife with my own money and did not pay for any of the things that would have helped my review. I try to help others make betterinformed buying decisions by reviewing items I buy and use honestly. I spent the money to help you decide if a product is right for you. It's my hope that I can help someone out. Please let Amazon and others know if you found my review helpful by clicking yes. Please let them know if you think it's a steaming pile. I don't want my review to be one of the worthless ones on Amazon. Thank you for reading. I hope this helps someone.
The sawback blade design is heavy and rugged. The blade finish is resistant to oxidation. The handle has a built-in compass. The sheath is made of leather. A mini survival kit is in the handle.
👤You won't credit me back my money since you sent it. I thought I'd give it to you without ordering it. It's the worst quality, you are more likely to cut or hurt yourself than anything you might be trying to cut, it did not come all the items, and the compass doesn't read correctly.
👤I wanted to use it before I wrote a review. The knife looks similar to the pictures. The blade was sharp and everything was on time. I have been able to sharpen it multiple times and it still works. I have used this to chop and saw branches. The handle is solid and I haven't had any problems with the blade. There are no signs of rust after I dropped the whole thing in the river. The wrap on the handle has stayed in place. I used my own matches to refill the survival kit. If you're looking for real leather, don't buy this sheath. The belt loop on the sheath is large enough to fit any size belt. This knife is very good for the money. I don't understand why others are having problems with their knives. The compass fell out of the bed of my truck, but it was the only downside. Everything is fine.
👤This may be a good knife. I don't think so. I regretted buying it when I saw it. You can't return it. I will fix that, but it was not sharp. The handle is wrapped with a string that may help you, but don't rely on it. The handle is very difficult to grasp, for me, I have problems with thetrigger finger. It slips in my hand as I try to cut it. Maybe a bicycle grip will help, but why should I do this? The "saw back" on the spine is a joke.
👤The knife is not sharp, but it is very good. It seems to be well made and will work hard. The compass does not work on a flat surface. I would throw it away. It is part of the handle. This is what I wanted. I got a dud compass as I mistakenly ordered the same one from another source and it's compass works just fine, plus the second one was very sharp. The first one must have been a break time.
👤I always wanted a Rambo knife when I was a kid, and this is the one I got. The blade is larger than the handle, but for the money, it's awesome. It looks good. The compass works. I didn't get any matches in the container, but I don't care. The sheath is only one step above a really bad one, but it will work for now.
👤The survival kit has stuff from it, but the knife seems sturdy. I'm going to make my own survival kit. I like getting what I pay for. It's satisfactory. Not great, nor disappointing. Just in the middle.
👤If you are going on a hike or camping trip, this is a great knife. The handle is wrapped with para cord and the compass hilt screws off to reveal a small water tight container inside that includes fishing line, fishing lure, fishing hook, matches with striking paper, and a few other little survival goodies. The teeth on the opposite side of the blade are great for sawing and the blade is very sharp and stays that way for awhile. The sheath that comes with the knife does break if you use it a lot, but it is the only downside to this product. I would recommend buying an all new sheath for your knife. This is a great product.
100% money back guarantee if you're not completely satisfied. Premium 5-in-1 pocket-size survival knife with nylon pouch is the best emergency tool. Serrated saw, bright flashlight, magnesium alloy fire starter, blade lock, window breaker, seatbelt cutter and pocket clip are functional components. The BlizeTec multi-purpose lock blade knife is perfect for all occasions and can be used for camping, hiking, hunting and any outdoor activity. An emergency preparedness item is a great gift. TheOCKET size and light weight are listed. The knife is designed to fit in your hand. It's only 5.46oz, making it easy to avoid carrying a big knife, while enjoying all the benefits of a big knife. The knife can be carried with a belt clip or nylon pouch. The kit is easy to use. The BlizeTec emergency knife is easy to keep. The entire knife is long when open and contains a mini light, seatbelt cutter, window breaker, magnesium fire starter, belt clip, nylon pouch, and Flexible carry options with the included belt clip or just put it in your pocket. The whole unit is only 5 inches when closed, and the blade is 3.5 inches long. Every day you carry a knife, you are assured of quality assurance. BlizeTec is protected by a trademark and your purchase is backed by a lifetime warranty.
👤I want to add that this knife is still going strong and remains my daily carry knife after all these years. Thanks BlizTec! This knife is an amazing knife, and really lives up to its name as a survival knife. The performance of this knife was amazing when I returned from Nepal. It is not too heavy. Even with repeated daily use, it stays clipped in place because it has a solid feel in your hand. The blade is very sharp, and has kept a good edge after a very demanding month of back country use. The tasks were handled beautifully. The pack mules use the serrated portion of the blade to cut the small shrubs. -- Butchering and skinning a full size goat. Cleaning dirt and grim from fingernails. I like that the belt clip can be removed with the three small screws, since after a month of constant use I needed to crimp it. The blade has a decent edge after a lot of rough use, and the body has held up nicely. I don't have any criticisms or suggestions that would prevent me from buying it again. I would suggest design changes if BlizeTec reworked this blade. This is a good knife. 1) The mini light and fire starter should be reversed. The light would fall into the dirt when the knife was being used on a difficult task. It was almost lost because of this. The textured head of the light makes it easy to accidentally pull the light out while holding the knife. The magnetized back is not enough. The fire starter has a tighter profile against the housing, so I would switch it to the other one. There are two more The strikers are so small that they don't strike very well, and the teeth are not close enough to catch the strikers shaft, which makes it hard to use the knife closer to the hinge. If you have small hands, it's easier, but I have large man hands, and always felt cramped when using it. It's not practical to make the strikers any longer, but it is possible to make a slightly larger final serrated gap where the straight edge starts to give a little better spacing for larger hands. This knife is going into my bug out bag for future use, and is a brilliant knife, besides these two suggestions. BlizeTec gave a great knife combo.
👤The pros: It seems solid and I didn't notice any flaws. Everything is as advertised, and the blade is sharp. The flashlight is held in place by a strong magnet. The cons are 1. The flashlight turns on and off by being screwed in and out. To turn it off, you have to loosen it. Don't loosen it too much, or the bulb part will come off. Is it enough? It might go off for a while, and then come back on its own. I left it on for 3 days because I didn't loosen it enough. 2. The flashlight is not bright. Not as bright as the one on my phone. 3. If the blade isn't completely closed, it can open. You must be careful not to let it go. My pocket knife snaps closed if it's less than a few millimeters, so that was never a concern. It seems too heavy to carry in my pocket. I don't want to get one this heavy in the future.
The package has spare parts of: 1 set of 3pcs Button coin cell batteries, 5 O-rings, 3 flints and a solid clip. The lighter isn't fueled because of logistical limitations. Purchase and fill with the right fluid. A 4.1-inch Sandvik 12C 27 steel blade is ideal for carving, food prep, and cutting. High-quality Swedish steel is extremely tough and razor sharp, and it is less prone to rust than carbon steel. In wet and cold conditions, a patterned, high-friction grip sits comfortably in the hand, for greater control, safety, and performance. The overall length of the blade is 8.6 inches and the weight is 4.1 ounces. 116 g. The sheath is made in Sweden and has a limited lifetime warranty.
👤I was skeptical of Morakniv because I needed to personally assess its merit, despite its legendary status in the knife market. The idea of having the ability to chop small tree limbs while also having the skill to filet a fish seemed far-fetched. The reality of the Mora is that this knife is everything it claims to be. It's more than just a knife, a throw around, or a cheap way to give a friend a gift. It's the real deal. I don't think there is anything else worth entertaining before you give this one a try. I know what everyone is talking about.
👤I have been collecting knives for over 20 years. I heard good things about mora but never bought it. I purchased a Mora companion. I decided to put it through an assortment of abuse after it arrived. I might as well see what they can do at the price. I chopped and hacked a tree in my yard. All sorts of smaller logs were thrown away. I beat the poop out of the knife to see what it could do. For the price, I didn't see a problem with breaking a small knife while discovering its abuse limits. I ordered bushcraft orange and 3 more companions after torturing this knife. These knives were more expensive than my more expensive knives. The quality is amazing. I put the bushcraft through a vigorous routine to see how far it could go. The knife handled everything I threw at it. I ordered a Pro S online and will put it through the same testing I would never do with a blade. Why? Price point and discovery. If we don't test them right, can we learn the limits? I can afford a few fails at this price. The bushcraft orange and companion have exceeded my expectations so far. The excitement of getting the pro s tomorrow has me writing a review at 2 in the morning. I can't sleep and these knives are really good. You can't beat them when you factor in price, comfort, and ease of cutting. I own thousands of Moras and they are becoming my favorite knives. I love these knives. I will be buying more of these. Next ones will be made of carbon.
👤I was very impressed with the knife I received. It feels good in the hand. It had a nice sheath. It felt strong. It was cheap. I planned to use it in salt water, so I bought the steel version. The picture shows that it doesn't hold up. After a few uses, it started to rust. I leave it at the bottom of the ocean all the time because of the amount of rust that accumulates after only 7 or so uses. I washed it with soap and water but it hasn't helped.
👤Everyone knows that mora knives are great. The older version and the new one are both in my possession. The old blade had a rough finish. The wrist lanyard is great for batoning and I drilled a hole in the pommel to accommodate it. The steel is strong for the price, but works well, don't expect s30v or any other ultra premium steels, but it works very well. I have batoned large pieces of wood. I sanded off the rust that developed on the blade and tried to create a sharper edge for striking fire steel, the only bit of wear there is. I carry the older one on my 10-22 solo camp/hunt/survival kit and it fits perfectly and adds very little weight. I highly recommend this product to anyone that enjoys the outdoors.
KyDEX CARRIER is a character from PIGGYBACK. It was made from the highest quality materials. It was built for performance andDurability.
👤I bought this for another reason and was going to return it, but I found out it perfectly fits my knife. The knife has to be no longer than 9 inches and 2 inches across its widest part. People are complaining that the sheath is falling apart because they are force fitting large knives. The knifes thick bell slices up the stitching and cuts you! The Magnesium Block Fire Starter is in the stone pouch. The loop wears out fast.
👤I know it's only 10 bucks, but I need to finish making the product. I put my bowie knife in the sheath. The sides were not closed like they should have been. I don't know if they forgot to close this one or if they all come like this. I know it was cheap, but this is not acceptable. Paying customers should get a finished product.
👤It's worth the money but not more. If you have an old or cheap bowie style knife, you need a cheap sheath. I had an old 9 blade bowie that was neglected and found in a barn. It was worth the $10 to protect it as a truck or toolbox knife after grinding off all the old rust, and putting a new edge on it. The included store makes this sheath just right for my use.
👤I have also seen worse things. The lower part of the blade is made of nylon. It's double stitched and reinforced. Every time you put the blade in, you can hear the nylon being slightly cut, because there is no liner inside. I made my own plastic liner to fix that issue. I had a problem with my sheath because it didn't come with a snap closure. It came with a flimsy single stitched strap. I made my own with real velcro on a thick nylon strap, because I had some lying around. I would have preferred the snap. I feel that the sheath I have is an acceptable quality that should last for many years. The side pocket had a sharpening stone. A book of matches, a tea light candle, and a tinder are all in the other small pocket. The orange Marbles look fancy. I'm happy with my sheath, it's going for ridiculously low prices.
👤It works great for Marbles and Ontario Raider and is $11. The leather sheath is $29. Both are well made.
👤Ok sheath. The cheesey belt loop was the only one. Nothing special.
👤It came with a stone tucked into a pocket on the sheath. It's perfect for keeping my car in the trunk.
👤It fits! This is a great product, I searched for a non leather sheath.
High quality products. Off Grid Tools has the latest and greatest outdoor tools that are functional, versatile, high quality, and innovative. During long adventures hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping, put survival in the palm of your hand. The 4 inch blade is 8.25” H x 1.4” W x 0.85” D and weighs 6.49 ounces. LIABLE: The integrated fire starter that sparks in even the worst conditions and the ParaTinder handle wrap that provides a secure grip and 6 ft of spare paracord make this a great product. A 4mm thick blade with a black oxide finish and a lightweight design is hardy. A lanyard and sheath for safe and protective storage are included.
👤Not what I was expecting. If you want to buy a steel blade, spend a few more dollars. I would be surprised if this is even 440A. Soft steel. This brand is dead to me. Unless it says steel type, I won't be buying this again. I'm giving extra star because you can use it as a spark.
The overall length is 12.75" As holstered, it was 0.9 lbs. The blade is 7.5" and has a spine and rubber handle. The sheath has a nylon thigh strap and a belt clip. The knife can be holstered in either direction. The accessories include a fire starter, whistle, sharpening tool, and compass. The water drain on the ABS sheath is to make sure water doesn't get trapped in the sheath.
👤This is the first time that I have been disappointed with an S-TEC Knife. I don't know where to start about this knife. The sheath has a bubble gum machine in it. The fire starter tools are not very good. The thickness of the blade is paper thin, and the cuts on it look like they were made by an elementary school student. I used to win knives like this at cheap places. If I could, I would give this knife a 0. I don't know what S-TEC was thinking with this build. This is not a good representation of their usual quality. This one is going back as soon as I can file the return.
👤The black color of Blade made it pop. I am 5'7" 125 lbs and had to return it. It kept sliding off of my thigh. I would have kept it if I wore pants. I am too small for something like that. I would buy it again.
👤The straps are light, the knife is great, and the added tools work well. If you use the knife with the flint, there will be more sparks.
👤Excellent! I will buy again.
👤I wish they would stop making the handles.
👤If you're looking for a scary looking knife, this is the one for you.
👤What do you think about the plastic sheath at $20? The fire starter works. The compass does not work. Overall, it's worth the $20.
👤The price was the only positive thing about this knife. I tried the fire steal and it broke. Light weight but cheap.
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.
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.
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