Top positive review
40 people found this helpful
on November 2, 2012
First of all the price, not expensive and the knife is well worth it.
I take numerous camping/fly fishing trips 3 seasons a year. A knife is a must, no question. But I was going through $20-25 knives, atleast 3 a year.
This knife feels good and solid in the hand, the rubber on the back gives a very secure feel and grip, no slipping at all, even when wet.
I carved about 5 good sized limbs down to kindling, and the blade still shaves a line down the back of a fingernail. Sharp!
Non Stick Blade, very nice.
Im not a huge fan of serrations, however they are useful. And the serrations take up minimum blade, about an inch of serrations
with 4" of plain blade.
The nook on the spine for the flint stick is a handy addition, stops you from sliding the knife around when starting a fire.
As for the sheath part, its a survival knife, it has stuff that can help you if you ever need it.
A built in sharpener, very nice.
The whistle flashlight combo, well, its ok. Personally I stuffed some braided fishing line and a few hooks in that spot, and i use the
whistle/flashlight as a plug. so while i may not use the whistle/light, its compartment holds something I may need sometime, and it wont fall out.
The flint stick works, it throws a nice shower of sparks. Also under the flint stick, i dropped a T6 star bit. This bit fits all the screws holding this sheath together, useful.
Paracord wrapping, well its not the good stuff, but hey, look how much you paid for this knife, go to the store and buy some 550.
A mirror with a compartment behind it. Another place to store some stuff that you may need. cotton ball, matches, etc. The mirror itself is great. I have had to hike several miles back to my vehicle before because i got something in my eye. Useful when you need it.
Overall, this is a great knife.
For the price, its a great deal, and also I am a huge fan of Les Stroud and all his survival films, Its well worth the price, and who knows, this money may just help fund another season of survivorman. I am willing to buy a great knife for a reasonable price and support the cause.