Knives of Alaska Suregrip Bush Camp Knife
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- Blade is 2.4" in length made of 440C Stainless Steel, finished with a ceramic penned "Hunters Non-Glare".
- Handle is Full Tang, Black Suregrip.
- Sheath is vegetable tanned, oiled, split grained cowhide.
- Double draw heat temper, Cryogenic "deep Freeze" treatment.
- Lifetime warranty, Made in the USA
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1. Blade is 6" long, not 2.4".
2. Blade is marked as D2 tool steel, not 440 C Stainless.
Things I found about this knife:
1. Blade is literally shaving sharp right out of the box.
2. It works well chopping small saplings to make a shelter. I tried this just for the heck of it. The cutting edge was not affected at all and still shaved the hair on my arm. I did not try to split wood with it so I can't speak as to it's ability for this. I guess the knowledgeable knife crowd calls this "batoning". I carry a Condor stainless machete with me for such jobs.
3. The sheath is beautifully hand made and is a testimony to the overall quality of this knife.
4. The back edge of the knife is sharp enough at the corners to peel shavings off of a magnesium fire starter block. (Yes, I also tried this for the heck of it.)
5. The only thing that I might change is that the edges of the last "finger choil" that allows you to choke up your grip for fine work feel uncomfortably sharp. Again, however, you can use this sharp edge for shaving off a magnesium block rather than the back of the blade itself.
Overall, this is a lifetime knife that you will end up handing down. It is not a wally world special that you use for a trip and discard. It is a finely made tool with excellent construction and design that feels natural in your hand and performs wonderfully. It also does my heart good every time I see "Made in USA" on the blade and the sheath. It is a knife that some kid will someday wear while proudly saying "this was grampa's knife." Heirloom quality for sure.
Keep in mind that the product page says 440C steel but I'm fairly sure this knife was never offered in 440C and is actually D2 tool steel. That does not mean you need to freak out because that is actually a good thing. Blade material is a personal choice S30V, 440C, etc, etc. There are reasons people like ones better and some of those reason matter in the field (some don't). D2 is without a doubt longer lasting and tougher than stainless. Stainless also does not hold a sharp edge as long and can chip easier. D2 does require care because it will rust eventually if left unoiled or in a wet environment. The tasks you'll use this knife for will require a tougher blade so D2 is perfect.
This knife fit your hand like a glove.
Excellent balance and again, RAZOR sharp.
The leather shield is also very well made.
Both shield and knife are made in USA.
Blades is 6" but the part that cut is 5".
Another thing to consider when buying a Knife of Alaska is that they offer sharpening service. For $10+10 shipping. Well worth it considering how RAZOR SHARP they come from factory.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a little too large for a hunting knife unless your skinning a bear or a buffalo, or any other large animal, but for camping and cutting meat it is great. Read morePublished 16 days ago by B. Brune
Great knife. It is well made and retains an edge. I bought it for elk hunting where I needed a larger knife that would not go dull quickly while field dressing and boning out the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by NW wisconsin
$269 you must be joking! I bought the same knife at cabelas for $89 .99Published 13 months ago by 45-120
Exactly what I was looking for. Not my first KOA knife so not surprised with the superior quality and design. Perfect for the deer camp or extreme hike-in camping.Published 16 months ago by mike c gonzalez jr
This knife is great. It's extremely durable and has a really nice feel to handle. The knife itself is also very well balanced. It's slightly front heave but it's still very nice. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ryan La Russa
after some chopping I developed blister on index finger gloves would have been a good idea
also handle seemed a bit thick for my hand like to have knife with different handle
The knife really should get more reputation. It came razor sharp. Thanks to the hard D2 steel, it stays sharp quite long. I used it for field dressing mostly. Read morePublished 22 months ago by firerain