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A concealed carry fixed blade knife is a type of knife that can be carried on one’s person in a concealed manner, typically in a sheath that is attached to the body in some way. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as self-defense or utility.
Benchmade 15200 Altitude Fixed Drop-Point Blade Coated Finish Don’t venture into the woods without it. The Benchmade Altitude Fixed Drop-Point Blade sports a coated finish and is designed for backcountry adventure.
This ultimate lightweight hunting knife features the incredible edge performance of CPM-S90V blade steel and unique carbon fiber micro scales for dexterity and control not typically found in skeletonized knives.
The Altitude takes hunting performance to new heights. Proudly made in the USA.
I picked this knife up after getting tired of burning through knives during processing large game animals. I am also getting a bit older and understand that quality and cost go hand in hand. Opening day I took a nice mule deer , it was 85 degree day in Colorado and the knife worked perfectly.
Light weight in the pack , nimble in the hands , and extremely sharp. This is very important to me as I process in the field and don’t want to hang out any longer than needed. So , 1 mule deer processed and skinned quickly ! Next up Wapiti ! Stay tuned ! Best knife I have ever owned.
Picked this up a couple of weeks ago, I have the black one as moosejaw did not have the orange at that time. It is by far the lightest knife I have handled to date. Super sharp right out of the box, weighs next to nothing, is surprisingly comfortable and very controllable.
Have yet to see how it holds an edge but seems as this will be my new go to hunting knife. Benchmade hit this one out of the park.
This knife was awesome and of the quality I expect when I pay the Benchmade tax. Came out of the box WAY sharper than most knives, is so light you sometimes forget it’s in your pocket, which is what I was looking for in a edc knife.
Steel is S90v, which speaks to the price point, but I feel the product is worth it.
I’m writing in part because of the Seal FX and in part because of the the sheath that comes with it. First, the knife is everything that it claims to be and more. Made of premium steel, well designed and finished, the knife is a joy to use.
So far it’s made quick work of nylon rope, vegetables, and 2×6 pine boards. Second, there are mixed reviews on the sheath in design, form and function. I found it nearly perfect, securing the knife well, while still being easy to access, and access quickly.
Mounting options worked well for me, including strapping it to my calf for 2 short diving sessions last weekend. (I used straps from an older knife, and threaded them through the precut slots in the kydex and may add a snap down retention strap for additional peace of mind.
The knife is 5 stars, the sheath is -47 stars. Note that this review encompasses both products. The sheath is simply to skinny on the blade and scratched a large amount of the cerakote finish off within about 10 insertions and removals.
The tanto blade was even further damaged as the blade is wider closer to the edge of the blade than the clip point version. The sheath is simply terrible. Don’t buy this knife until they change the sheath or unless you are planning on having a custom one made.
It’s a really great knife and really solid. Sheath is well made too. My only reason for giving 4 outta 5 stars is due to the fact that while trying to figure out how to attach the belt clip onto the sheath.
I slid my knife in the sheath and the screws somehow scratched my blade. There is a lifetime warranty but they don’t tell you once you read further that scratches to the blade don’t fall under their warranty unfortunately.
New for 2021 – When your adventures afield transition to the kitchen, the right cutting tool will make all the difference. The new 15500 MeatcrafterTM is a hybrid hunting fixed blade with a fine, smooth edge to trim, debone, or slice your preferred cuts of meat.
Featuring Benchmades new SelectEdgeTM technology, the 28 inclusive edge angle on CPM-154 stainless steel provides the perfect balance of a fine grain, sharp edge with carefully engineered blade flex.
This knife makes just as much sense in the back of your truck as it does in the kitchen drawer.
This knife is incredible. I skinned, boned out, and processed an Elk with this knife and it delivers. It is great for filleting and cutting out silver skin for those final cuts. No other knife I had or tried could match the capabilities of this one.
Combine it with a WorkSharp Guided Field Sharpener and you can count on an enjoyable experience breaking down, filleting, and slicing to your hearts content. The blade stays sharp for a long time, and all it needs is the occasional pass over the ceramic hone and you are good to go.
Getting a fixed blade like this also cuts down on waste from blades that use replaceable razor type inserts. The Kydex sheath it comes with is excellent and fits really well. It is 141g with sheath and light enough to find its way into my backpack while in the field while also living in my kitchen while I’m at home.
I arrowed a buck back on November 10 and though there were two separate days I had to ice it, I did so in anticipation of the arrival of this knife (was on order). So glad I waited to cut him up, great experience with this knife.
I’m a large framed guy with big hands and though the handle on this knife IS on the smaller side, it worked perfectly in my hands and I really appreciated how it held an edge through skinning, boning and cutting an entire animal and did not need to be touched for the duration.
This blade is made from CPM-154 which is a steel far superior to 440c, and maybe slightly less wear/corrosion resistant than S30V. The decision to make this blade from the CPM-154 was likely labored about because obviously benchmade needed a go-to that they knew users were going to wear on bone all day long and survive.
Job well done – love this knife. PS if you ever decide to make an “improved” version, I’d like to vote for Bohler M390 as blade stock please.
I absolutely love the benchmade brand and quality. The idea behind the utility of this knife was perfect, the handle however was not. The size of this handle was extremely small and not ideal for it’s intended use.
The wrist strap hole is also fairly sharp and not comfortable when applying heavier pressure when needed. I really don’t think the wrist strap hole is needed for this particular knifes purpose. The blade size and shape is perfect.
If you put a traditional victorinox size handle on this in the high-viz orange color you’d have an absolute stud of a field knife. I’m unfortunately sending mine back.
The 684 BuckLite Max II Small drop point fixed blade knife has an ergonomic handle that offers a sure grip and greater comfort. The blade has a tumbled finish that is less porous resulting in improved resistance to corrosion.
Geared for durability it’s designed with a full tang blade for strength. This knife suits the needs of hunters everywhere at a very retail-friendly price point. The BuckLite Max II also comes in a larger version one with a gut hook blade and one with a drop point blade.
I bought 3 of these , a ranger , and another buck at same time new from eBay ! This knife almost cut the head off a 300 lb hog in 2 passes !! Does not dull easy ! I bought 3 for the price u would pay for the price of one of the others ! Cases is average !! I keep this one in our processing , the other 2 will be in our deer equiptment ! Please be careful , this is beyond razor sharp !! Easy to resharpen back to new ! Thank u buck once again !!.
This little knife is a replacement for my old Buck skinner. It holds an edge better than most of my other knives. Especially at the price point. Slides through rope and poly-straps like butter. I sharpen it with 1500 stone with 10 swipes.
I bought this for a do anything knife (gut fish, bug out, concealed carry, widdle wood, etc. ) several days ago. First off, I love Buck and think they’re a great company. The blade is made of 420 HC, a high carbon steel with a small amount of chromium in it for rust prevention.
It holds an edge well and is easy to sharpen. The handle is made of rubber that is very grippy, even when wet. The outside of the sheath is a soft nylon with a kydex interior. I really like this design, as it prevents the blade from cutting the nylon.
It is a great sheath and yet another great knife from Buck! I highly encourage you to pick one up!.
The Morakniv Garberg is a powerful full-tang knife that has been designed to withstand the toughest conditions. It is manufactured in the factory (of Mora of Sweden) in Sweden. It is the most robust knife that has ever left this factory.
The 3. 2 mm thick blade of the Garberg is made of high quality Swedish stainless steel from Sandvik (14C28N), specially treated to make it even stronger and more durable. The blade has the typical Mora Scandi cut, making it easy to sharpen.
The back of the blade is sharpened, making it possible to use a fire starter. The handle is made of a particularly robust polyamide. Compared to other polymers it gives the handle exceptional mechanical properties and makes it extremely resistant and almost unbreakable.
Whatever adventure you want to conquer – guaranteed not without this knife.
Yippee, my new Mora Garberg (“bushcraft” stylee), has arrived in the post and looks very impressive. The sheath options are intriguing and the actual sheath itself is similar to most other Moras – so it’s strong, secure and drains well.
This one has the option of passing an external strap over the butt-tang extension, which would be a good idea – if the exposed portion of this tang was not quite as sharp as it is. This exposed tang section is just like the blade spine, in that it has Two, 90-degree, perfectly-ground edges.
So both spine and butt tang will be excellent for scraping tasks, firelighting and other related tasks requiring a sharp scraper – and spoon bowl scraping will be simple with this butt tang extension.
The problem with that – going back to the securing strap – is that said strap will soon be severed by our super-sharp tang edges, so that design aspect has failed at the first hurdle. No problem, the standard click-lock sheath grips this handle securely, so losing the knife is unlikely.
The handle is big and comfortable, so that’s good too. But And this is a BIG but, for a New, Flagship Mora design. My new Mora, as it arrived in its box – was – and I cannot believe I’m saying this. BLUNT.
Not just dull, but (almost dangerously, for any knife), but so blunt as not even to cut standard (80 gsm), copier paper without tearing it. And this is a MORA. !!! There are a few unspoken facts of life in this world, Tenets of faith, if you like.
Snap-On make the best hand-tools, Knipex make the best Pliers and Sandvik make the best saw blades in the world. These are facts and folklore, handed down from father to son. In amongst all these unwritten rules is the simple fact that ALL Moras are shaving, razor-sharp, right out of the box.
No arguments, no exceptions, that’s the way they are – so the perception now is that that’s the way they should be. This must be tough for the Mora Quality Control and Final Inspection team – but, hey, checking the edges are sharp on the limited numbers of Garbergs (compared to all their other, less-expensive cutlery), cannot be that difficult.
So the fact that one has escaped such inspection and found its way into my hands is, simply, disappointing. One of the pillars of bushcrafting wisdom has just collapsed – taking trust in Mora with it.
And NO, before anyone from the frozen, scandinavian wastes contacts me to suggest that I send it back for a free replacement – by the time I waste even more time and packaging and postage and more time, it will be simpler to strap this garberg into my sharpening system and put a proper edge on the main blade myself.
So, in summation, this is NOT a vendor or seller fault – Mora retailers should not have to check the edge keenness on every blade they sell. The standard sheath system is as good as any other Mora. The blade Spine sharpness is perfect – on both edges.
The tang extension is equally sharp and will be useful. The “strapover” securing system is included in the word: “Scrapped” – which is what it should be. The main blade is strong, made of good steel and will take a good edge – eventually.
The fact that this one was blunt, out of its box, is simply unforgivable – and is the sole reason for the Poor rating. And I challenge the Mora CEO or MD or other senior managerial, to answer these comments in full, and on this open forum.
The Garberg stainless is my favorite outdoor knife. It’s got the right mixture of lots of different features that make it an excellent all-round choice, especially for the price. The addition of the fire starter is like icing on the cake.
Don’t have much use for the sharpening stone because it’s pretty coarse, but otherwise this is a great outdoor knife and firesteel combo.
Ive had this knife a couple of weeks now and been watching some online tutorials on how to use it for bushcraft. Today I made a mallet and it is excellent! Ive used it for whittling too. It truly is a great knife for bush survival.
It is my first knife and I love it! Its a full tang so can withstand a good beating and is very strong. The 90 degree part is awesome to use the knife as fire starter! I havent had any problems with it yet and imagine I wont.
I think that the original Gerber Mark I is the prototypical ‘boot knife,’ and that one can reasonably compare all others to it. While I find that the blade on this knife compares favorably to the Gerber, and the kydex sheath is an interesting alternative, the grip on this knife is smaller and much lighter than I would have liked.
This is a matter of personal preference, and not a slight.
Best boot knife I’ve ever owned. Long enough to be effective; thin and light enough to conceal. Strong, safe sheath. It really takes an edge; I haven’t had it long enough to see how it holds it. But, most of all, it really really feels right in my grip.
Not too heavy, not too light, and really well made!.
The optimal tool for self-defense allows the user to maintain dexterity and manipulate other objects without putting down the knife. The specialized sheath design also integrates into gear and webbing while keeping a low profile.
MOLLE compatible. Specifications for Benchmade 173 Mini SOCP Fixed Blade Knife: Blade Length: 2. 22 in Overall Length: 6. 25 in Blade Material: 440C Knife Application: Fixed Blade Handle Material: 440C Blade Finish: Diamond-like Carbon Coated Handle Color: Black Sheath Material: Plastic Weight: 3 oz Blade Type: Fixed Blade Features of Benchmade 173 Mini SOCP Fixed Blade Knife Action: Fixed Blade Blade Steel: 440C Blade Length: 2.
High-quality knife with a profileground, multi-functional blade as well as a patterned high-friction grip handle. Able to handle everything from fine carpentry work to cable scaling, which makes this knife a favorite among carpenters, electricians and construction workers.
But also an all-in-one knife for outdoor buffs. Blade of swedish cold-rolled special stainless steel. Highly visible plastic sheath with a flexible leather strap.
Took this knife out on a jungle trek this weekend. I grabbed a piece of monkey pod wood which is extremely hard and carved out a spoon. The blade held up extremely well and literally within 3 swipes in each direction across the wet stone I was shaving with it.
If you are a avid outdoorsman this is a must have. The sheath is amazing, the grip on this beast is hands down one of my favorites, and the sandvic stainless is in my opinion the best on the market. Do yourself a favor and buy this one.
This is the newest Mora for me and the first one in stainless. The blade shape is unique and very versatile. I’m partial to carbon steel because of the extremely fine edge you can get and ease of sharpening,however Mora’s stainless does not disappoint.
The corrosion resistance is for me for the purpose of this knife a huge benefit. This knife can not disappoint!.
This is one of the best all around knives I have used. Great fit and grip, cuts carves and is just a joy to use. Wish it came with a similar sheath as the 511 basic. The belt attachment just makes it hard to use.
Will be getting a new sheath for scout carry soon.
Le Benchmade 15002 HUNT est un excellent couteau de chasse pour le dépeçage et le travail sur le terrain, équipé d’une lame robuste en acier en poudre CPM-S30V, d’un manche en bois stabilisé et d’un étui en cuir naturel.
– Construction solide – Le Benchmade 15002 HUNT est une grande lame fixe (lame fixe) avec une construction pleine. – Les lames en acier d’une seule pièce (full tang) sont résistantes aux dommages et à la casse et sont couramment utilisées pour les travaux lourds par les chasseurs, les amateurs de survie et de bushcraft et les soldats.
– Acier de qualité supérieure – Le couteau est doté d’une lame fixe de 107 mm de long, fabriquée en acier inoxydable américain CPM-S30V. L’acier en poudre S30V de Crucible Industries est trempé jusqu’à une dureté optimale de 58-60 HRC , grâce à laquelle il conserve longtemps son tranchant élevé, possède une bonne résistance mécanique et est également résistant à la corrosion.
– En raison de la teneur élevée en carbure de vanadium, l’acier se caractérise par une ténacité et une résistance à l’usure élevées, ainsi que par d’excellentes propriétés de coupe. Par conséquent, en raison des propriétés de durcissement élevées et de la nature particulière de l’acier CPM-S30V, nous recommandons l’utilisation de pierres diamantées pour l’affûtage.
– Lorsque vous choisissez un couteau en acier dur, vous devez acheter un affûteur diamanté, car l’affûtage avec une pierre à scie en céramique standard peut être très fastidieux et inefficace. – Le coin est terminé par un lavage à la pierre mate (bain de meules), qui couvre efficacement les rayures ou les abrasions de la lame causées par l’utilisation.
– Lame pour le chasseur – La lame large et plate a une soie bien arrondie qui, combinée au profil de la pointe utilisable, offre d’excellents paramètres de coupe et une grande résistance aux dommages.
Le dos et l’avant du dos sont fraisés en croix, créant un support stable pour les doigts. Ce confort simple permet une manipulation confortable et précise du couteau, ce qui est essentiel pour un chasseur lors du vidage du gibier.
– La taille plus grande de la lame et la lame de 3 mm d’épaisseur signifie que le Benchmade 15002 HUNT peut également être utilisé pour d’autres applications de plein air telles que le bushcraft et la survie.
Manche classique – L’élément responsable du confort d’utilisation du couteau est bien sûr son manche. – Le couteau est fixé au manche par un élégant gainage en bois stabilisé à l’aide de vis. – Le bois stabilisé est trempé dans de la résine pendant le traitement, ce qui confère une meilleure stabilité au matériau, une grande dureté, une résistance à l’eau, une résistance à l’humidité et aux changements de température, et une résistance à de nombreux solvants et acides.
Le manche présente un beau grain brun et noir, qui accentue parfaitement le caractère chasseur du couteau. – L’arrière du manche.
IšverstiShow in original languageRazor sharp out of the box. Broke it in field dressing 3 deer. It was as sharp afterward as it was when I started. It was actually too sharp for skinning because it tended to slice right through the hide.
I’m astounded and even a little intimidated by the quality of this knife. Feels so good in the hand that I don’t want to put it away. The steel is unbelievable.
IšverstiShow in original languageamazing knife. its so light you barely feel it. a major workhorse in its category. i carry it laced into my bino harness. forget its there half the time. my go to knife for dear and bear season here in PA.
I do a lot of back country hunts out here and this is my favorite go to knife to bring. does it all!!.
IšverstiShow in original languageHigh quality US made steel and knife. I wanted the lanyard hole in the handle as my old knife is very loose in the sheath and it’s easy to unsnap. This knife fits so well in the pressed sheath I don’t think I even need the hole.
The only negative I can see is the ribbing on the back of the handle could pickup gunk and make cleaning a bit more difficult. Holds a great edge and feels great in the hand. I really like this knife.
There’s a feeling and intuition that comes when you’re in situations that demand your full attention. The Instinct is a compact wearable fixed blade knife that is made just for those times. Available in two sizes and two handle types it is suitable for many people.
The Instinct offers multiply carry options. It can worn around the neck with a lanyard. It can be clipped to a belt or boot with the multi-angle adjustable clip. It can also be secured to a vest or bag with its many attachment points.
When your first instinct is to go for a blade consider the SOG Instinct.
I’ve decided to give EDC fixed blades a try. I usually carry smaller folding knives. As advertised, it would be a great neck knife. I’ve had if for a month now. Maybe wearing it every third or forth day, rotating out another blade.
I’ve worn it mounted sideways along my waste-band under my shirt, in front and in back. It was plenty sharp out of the box, I haven’t felt the need to sharpen it yet. I haven’t given it enough use in the time I’ve worn it.
It’s only been a month since my purchase, but I think they make a larger version of this knife. I went with the smaller one to ease into wearing fixed blades without feeling like Rambo. The knife itself looks good and has a quality feel behind it.
The G10 handle feels solid, but a little thin. This might be why the knife doesn’t feel substantial enough when wielding it. I hate saying my favorite part about this knife is how versatile the case is.
With the right torx screwdriver, the belt clip can be rotated, or even flipped to the other side of the case to make how you carry it will be your choice. Lefthand friendly. The metal belt clip is rock solid and definitely made for a 1 1/2” or smaller belt.
It grabs the belt so nicely, even takes effort to put it on. I don’t fear losing the knife from the case falling off my belt. The black case itself does a god job holding onto the knife securely and it snaps in.
It’s not falling out at all, even mounted sideways as I have it. When pulling the knife out, I can do it one handed by putting a small amount of thumb pressure on the case as I pull on the knife. Nice knife, not my favorite knife of the two small ones I purchased here.
I would definitely gift this one and consider buying the larger one for myself now as well.
I bought this knife years ago for use as a secondary backup when I was in law enforcement. Carried it for about 2 years maybe tucked vertically behind my mag carriers, between inner belt and gun belt, when on duty and horizontally on my belt off duty for a support side draw.
Almost never had this slim little knife noticed on duty and never off duty. I carried it every day until the sheath broke where the clip attaches, and I’ve been unable to find a replacement sheath since.
I would definitely buy a replacement sheath if available, but would hesitate to buy another knife if the sheath is just going to break again after a year or two. I loved the product while I was able to carry it, but I’m currently unable to continue carrying it.
I’m in the tree care industry, i know sharpened. This does not keep an edge. I cut a cable wire while doing a tree removal and the whole edge roled over. Idk if the blade wasn’t hardened properly or not at all but you could physically see the roled edge.
It was so dull that I was completely confident it wouldn’t cut my skin so I tried running it across my thumb with about 10 lbs of pressure. It didn’t cut. I ended up using my outdoor edge knife that has replaceable blades to cuz another section of the same wire.
The Gerber Freeman Guide Fixed Blade Knife (Fine Edge, Nylon Sheath) features a fine edge that is preferred by hunters. The handle has a slip resistant Tac-Hide coating that makes this model ideal for use in all situations, including cleaning game.
This 8. 4″ knife has full tang construction, with a 4″ blade. The handle has a larger finger grooves and a pronounced guard for aggressive use. The 4. 4oz weight makes the Freeman Guide Fixed Blade comfortable to carry in the included wear resistant nylon sheath.
Western Knives have been built tough and proven durable since 1911. Western has now combined its century old heritage with the very latest in knife-making technology to provide the very best hand-crafted hunting and sporting knives.
Western Knives are made of Titanium Bonded stainless steel and are thoroughly hardened to hold an edge and withstand the daily rigors of adventure and survival. Our knives are purpose-built to deliver over the long haul.
This is a great hunting knife. It has a robust blade with a big gut hook that will zip through game. The Delrin handle is durable and comes with texturing that makes for a secure grip even when wet. Can’t say enough about the overall look.
It also comes with a lanyard hole for adapting the knife to other applications besides cutting and skinning. Finally, it comes at a great price that is affordable to any outdoorsman or hunter and is fully warrantied by Camillus for life.
Out of the package it’s sharp enough to do most chores. Whith kiggt stone work and a strop it’s a precision tool. It takes a keen enough edge for detail carving or making easy work of making fine feathers for fire craft.
The sheath is of surprising quality and most importantly, it’s safe carry. Some things you might want to do to improve the usefulness of the knife. Get one of the Fiskars $5 change sharpeners in the garden center.
Sharpen the spine so that you can spark a ferro rod or scrape with it. Take a sanding block to the handle and knock off the the protruding imitation stag texturing. Not a lot. Just enough to file down the points sticking up.
And while you are doing the task, might as well even up the handles. That’s it. As is, it’s a pretty spectacular knife for hunting, kitchen, or woodcraft. With the mods above and a finer edge acheived it makes a great Bushcraft knife.
Never did much work with the Nessmuk bladestyle prior. The design now makes total sense as to the hump profile when actually I short, it’s a great knife at $10 and change. I bought 4 all together. Will likely buy 2 more at this price and have some to give away or put in vehicles, etc.
Blade is sharp. Don’t care for the feel of the handle and was hoping for more of a darker color in/on handle. The sheath is o. k. I would have liked a brown leather instead of fabric. Instructions on care are helpful, but, maintenance for the blade may prove to be the downfall of the knife.
You are not/must not store in sheath. Never had a knife that I couldn’t put in sheath for storage. Had a knife like this some time ago. It was cheap and rusted out fast. Gave it away. I am hoping that this is not the case with this one.
20° edge is most likely what the angle is. Normal. The blade should be easy enough to keep sharp. Will find out. The only thing I can say is the size is good and should work well for work/ hunting and not get in the way outdoor chores/work.
One of Buck’s most famous, classic fixed blades is the 120 General. Coveted by many, the 120 is the ultimate hunting knife. Now offered with Buck’s premium S35VN steel and green canvas Micarta handles, the 120 General Pro is even more impressive.
Exclusive, elite, and luxurious, the General remains an exceptional choice for a hunting knife or simply as a collectible. Either way, it is a conversation starter.
I have owned two of these knives over twenty years. The first one was stolen so I immediately replaced it. This thing is absolutely gorgeous and quality. I have used it to skin deer, cattle and elk and it has never disappointed.
Easy to sharpen although you don’t need to do that much. If you don’t own a buck you are doing yourself a disservice. Buy full price it will last you a lifetime.
Nice, strong build, good balance and feels comfy in hand. Easy to sharpen, but it has the softest steel I ever had. You can get a handmade blade for this price or a whole collection of Chinese/Pakistani knives (with real steel blade).
Will keep it for it’s historical and aesthetic value, and occasional sandwich making, not for outdoors or hunting.
Gerber has been making survival knives for the US Military since 1968. The StrongArm Fixed Blade carries on our legacy of tough-as-hell fixed blade knives for combat and survival applications. Featuring a fine edge, full tang 420HC blade with black ceramic coating, the knife was designed around the fundamentals of military survival training.
Obtain a solid grip on this knife in all conditions with its diamond texture rubberized handle. The StrongArm’s modular sheath system is as important as the knife itself. With the sheath’s snap- together components, the operator can mount the knife vertically on MOLLE, horizontally on a standard 1.
75″ tactical belt, or in a traditional drop-leg belt mount fashion. The StrongArm Fixed Blade is proudly built in Portland, OR.
This is an excellent knife. The steel is exceptionally strong and the size is just right. The grip is impressive, especially in wet or freezing conditions. Full tang is a must. Price is unmatched. Warranty is unmatched.
Cutting edge is good, but lacks a certain swiftness you’d find on a fjallkniven or a ka-bar. Overall though it’s the best bang for the buck and a worthy addition to any load out. Only note, I got and prefer the non serrated edge blade, which makes sharpening easier and I personally don’t see the need for a serrated edge – I have other tools to cut through a seat belt.
The standout feature is the hand guard. The generous hand guard makes this a true “survival” knife, meaning it is robust enough for camping and backwoods needs plus it has a matte black finish and the hand guard makes it a viable fighting knife.
Finally the sheath is amazing, especially at this price point. Carry options are extremely versatile and the sheath carries upside down without any risk of losing this tool but still releases without hesitation when you need it.
It fits great in fjallraven pants knife pocket once you figure out the correct configuration if you wear those (which are also excellent). The sheath is better than much higher end options. I’ve had friends compliment this tool, and they own much more expensive higher end options.
Well first off I love the knife works amazing for what I use it for. The full tang the thick spine and that handle are the highlights for me. No matter if it gets wet that handle will never leave your hands and the blade has great edge retention.
The bad? The sheath could use some work, I honestly don’t like the nylon but thats just me. Last but not least the ugly the reason I say 4 out of 5 is the condition which I got the knife. less than impressed.
Its supposed to be a fine edge but there is about 2 inches of the edge that looks like a beaver chewed the bevel on the knife. Its super sharp still but the grinding looks rough and is. It looked like they were going to add serrations then stopped and passed it off as a plain edge knife.
Very good build quality for the price point. I would say the only letdown was the poorly done factory edge on the blade. Bevel angles did not match which would be difficult for a novice to correct however with a little work on some quality wet stones I managed to get the blade to a satisfactory sharpness.
Time will tell how well the knife holds a good edge. I should also say that I am quite fussy when it comes to this and Im sure most people would be very happy with the StrongArm straight out of the box.
As Ive already stated, excellent knife and functionality for the price.
The Gerber Strongarm is an impressive bushcraft and survival knife. Using 420HC Steel with a sabre grind you get a fixed blade knife that is not only strong, but also very sharp. With the Gerber Strongarm you can see that the tang is extended beyond the handle giving you a pronounced pommel with a lanyard hole, perfect for many outdoor tasks.
The Stongarm also boasts a coyote tan glass filled nylon handle with a diamond textured rubber overmould offering grip, texture and ultimately comfort. Beyond the knife itself, the Gerber Strongarm is supplied with a coyote tan moulded Zytel sheath with horizontal belt loop, snap-on MOLLE strap, nylon retention strap, and nylon belt strap.
The unique modular sheath system snap-together components allow the operator to mount the knife vertically on MOLLE, horizontally on a standard 4. 4cm tactical belt, or in a traditional drop-leg belt mount fashion.
The full tang construction of the 658 PURSUIT hunting knife from Buck makes it suitable for all tasks despite its compact size. The drop point blade is made of proven 420 HC stainless steel. The ergonomically designed handle with lanyard loop is extremely easy to grip thanks to the material combination of glass-fibre reinforced nylon and Versaflex and is the right choice especially for small to medium-sized hands.
The knife is of course Made in USA. A black and green plastic sheath with belt loop is already included.
I love this knife, it is a perfect weight and size and came razor sharp out of the box. It has a nice thick spine and the tip is great for piercing and making holes for a fire board etc. I was debating wether I should pay the extra $50-60 dollars for the Gerber strong-arm.
But instead I bought this and I’m happy I chose to. This knife has a hollow grind but it is more shallow than most other hollow grind knives. This thing carves and slices almost as well as my mora!!! I bought the 656 version with a 4 1/2″ blade, it has enough weight and leverage to chop anything within a reasonable size and it is not to big or of hard to maneuver when doing fine carving.
Like I said earlier this knife carves almost as well as my morakniv with it’s scandi grind. The over-molded versa-fix handle does trap dirt sometimes but is super comfortable and durable. I use this knife for general tasks and buchcrafting, not for hunting.
Got this knife as a Christmas gift this year. Overall I think it’s a pretty good knife, it came pretty sharp from the factory, and the size of the blade fits the sweet spot. Big enough to manage some heavy work but small enough to maneuver when gutting or skinning a deer.
The handle is pretty grippy, and the weight overall feels good in the hand. I have not sharpened it yet so I can’t speak on what that looks like. My only beef with it is with all of the grooves and whatnot on the handle; there are lots of places for blood and stuff to accumulate in during the course of field dressing out an animal.
Easy place for bacteria to hide out in, and not easy to clean in the field with limited water.
Custom knifemaker Phil Wilson is an avid hunter and fisherman who incorporates his outdoor experience into every one of his designs. Hands down one of Spyderco’s most popular collaborators, his highly refined fixed-blade designs are the cutting tools of choice of savvy outdoorsmen worldwide.
Wilson’s latest collaboration with Spyderco is the Bow River—an expression of his incredibly popular custom design specifically geared toward budget-conscious adventurers. This compact, all-purpose design features a full-flat-ground, trailing-point blade crafted from 8Cr13MoV stainless steel.
The blade is paired with a contoured, ergonomic handle made with layered black and gray G-10.
I haven’t had this very long, but I can already say that it’s quality. There are details in knife making that normally get missed by cheaper brands. The Bow River gets them. Things are smooth and rounded with nothing sticking out to create a hot spot.
The back side of the blade is smoothed but would prolly still work with a ferrell rod. One detail that kinda surprised me they nailed was how even they got the edge grind (it’s every bit as even as my Benchmade Griptillian).
I’m familiar with Spyderco’s 8cr13mov and actually kind of like it. It doesn’t hold an edge like S30V or D2 but it takes a decent edge. Spyderco has some of the best blade designs; I haven’t ever used a knife that slices as well as a Spyderco.
If you are looking for a food prep knife (like me) I would highly recommend this knife. If you are looking for a hard use camp knife then I’d recommend an Ontario Knife Company Rat model 3 or 5, an Essee of some variety, or one of Mora’s offerings.
The Bow River is a medium-small hunting and outdoors knife slightly larger than a Shrade Sharpfinger. It has a gorgeous, well-designed handle and a top quality, deep-seating sheath. The steel used won’t hold an edge as long as something like VG-10, but is a good balance of rust resistance, strength, and edge holding.
Very nice knife. Blade is thin so should be a great slicer. Handle is finished well and looks great. It’s a little too smooth. I wish it had some texture to it to help with grip. It fills my hands well though.
Sheath is finished well and fits the knife perfectly.
The Uncle Henry Bowie features a full tang 9. 65″ 7Cr17MoV high carbon stainless steel blade. The handles are stag with a brass finger guard and brass rivets. The sheath has a plastic inner and is surrounded by a hard nylon outer protecting the bowie knife when not in use.
I own over 15 Bowie knives. This one is by far the most comfortable grip out of all of them Hands down. And some of those are pretty expensive, but none has this great grip. Extremely sharp (shaves) out of the box, and easy to put a razor edge on it if you feel inclined.
Don’t expect a custom knife for under $30 and you will be happy. BUT – this is a great value for a large camp knife. I have never had to baton a log in my life and I was a paratrooper who spent a LOT of time in the woods.
I would not baton with this except in an emergency. Good news it that it is NOT stamped “Made in China” or some other silly crap. It’s just a very en enjoyable Bowie knife for what it is, and at this price – who cares if it is a real full tang or not? Good news? It is.
The sheath is quite functional though not traditional leather, A leather sheath can easily be made or bought for these. I like it. I have expensive custom knives including a really expensive Bowie. If I break or lose this one, I’m not out much at all.
“Bushcraft” knife it ain’t. But then again. I’m not Rambo. Come to think of it, even Rambo isn’t Rambo. He’s a fictional character and I doubt even Sly Stallone would wear out this knife. Lol, we used to call it “camping”.
Now everyone wants to demonstrate a knife by chopping down atree or making shavings for a fire. Never had to do that either. I have a Bic lighter. Or matches. Enjoy this knife and don’t let the snobs ruin it for you or discourage you from getting it.
I am very happy about the life time warranty. But even happier that the Cr17 character adds an even better hardness to the all ready hard 440 stainless steel. The knife takes a few more minutes to sharpen, but it stays sharper longer, and the edge won’t curl up.
You are going to love this knife. I have been in the woods with the knife and it cut first time every time as I cleared a path and cleared tree limbs to set up my tree stand and my climber stand. It feels good in the hands, it is very well balanced while working with it.
The pointed blade is so easy to deliver the kill shot, but please keep this knife out of the hands of children, it will cut and it will kill. It will also slice watermelons with eas.
It gets your knives sharp. But it is a bit fiddly to use and the clamp that is supposed to hold the blades in places is simply impossible to tighten sufficiently that the blades don’t soon twist out of position.
and that can be pretty dangerous! More finger protection on the hones would be an obvious improvement. Also for hand held sharpening, as just a flat metal bar, the guide/clamp element is not comfortable.
For the price, I would expect these aspects to be better.
High-quality Swedish Sandvik 12C27 steel provides razor sharpness, high hardness, superior corrosion resistance, and excellent edge performance. The spine of the Kansbol blade has been ground especially for use with a fire starter (sold separately) to create sparks that will ignite dry grass, tinder, or even a gas grill.
The Kansbol blade features a Scandi grind that provides a durable yet razor sharp edge to bite into the surface of materials and keep the knife from slipping. The blade is thin enough to use for carving yet robust enough for demanding outdoor activities.
The Morakniv Kansbol handle offers great anti-slip performance and works extremely well in wet and cold conditions. It sits comfortably in the hand, allowing for great control, safety, and performance.
With its robust 0. 09-inch (2. 5 mm) thick blade and solid strength, the Kansbol is tough enough to tackle the toughest wood preparation chores. A razor sharp edge and exceptional balance make the Kansbol an ideal carving tool, allowing users to precisely prep tinder, create feather sticks, carve shelter stakes, or process wood for various uses like collecting water or creating camp tools.
Feather sticks are important for helping to start a fire with damp wood or without tinder. Kansbols sharp edge, light weight, balance and ease of use make it ideal for this essential camp task. The spine of the Kansbol is specially ground to be used with a fire starter (not included) to easily light dry grass, leaves, paper, bark and even a gas grill or stove.
Was carrying a sturdy but heavy fixed blade knife in my pack when hiking or skiing for emergency purposes (or just to light a warming fire). Decided I wanted something fairly capable in a crunch but lighter.
This is a versatile knife that seems as light as a feather even including sheath. Came super sharp. Snaps into the sheath and stays in. I’d use it to baton wood once in a while as needed but if you want to do that every time you are out I’d get something heavier.
It is a dream with a ferro rod. The spine is ground square and produces a literal shower is sparks with a rod. Remember you only need a carbon steel blade with flint and steel. A stainless steel blade works fine with a ferro rod, and this one works great.
The thin tip will work great whittling fire sticks or gutting whatever needs to be gutted. I’m not hammering, prying or abusing the knife so am ok with it not being full tang. Limited use so far but I’m pleased.
I bought this product about a year ago but then the blade cam out of the handle. For the time it worked the knife was excellent. The Scandi grind is great for carving and bushcraft and the flat grind on the end of the knife blade is great for food prep.
This knife had solid strong steel. The overloaded plastic handle had started so seared where it was welded in the middle and let the blade come loose. If this knife was full tang this would not have happened.
The only two negative I have against this knife are, it is not full tang and the end is too skinny. But cabalas gave me a brand new mora kansbol when I showed them what happened to my first knife. Cabela’s has great customer service.
Mora’s were always good, but the Kansbol is a world-class winner. Nightmare-sharp with two blade thickness, easy to resharpen to the factory edge, and does both tough, and delicate chores with equal ease.
I even filled a fish with it. This is an outstanding Bushcraft/Utility knife. It strikes clouds of sparks with a fire steel and makes feather sticks with no trouble at all. I can’t see how anyone would be unhappy with one of these.
The popular knifedesigned by Jesper Voxanes gets the fixed blade treatmentfrom Fox Knives with the Core Fixed Blade! It’s built with a Becut steel blade and a polypropylene handle. It’s a great companion in the outdoors on any adventure.
Great knife. Becut blade (not full tang but still very solid and well balanced). Black polypro grip is grippy and fits my L/XL hand darn nice. The sheath is nothing exceptional but I’d functionally solid and aesthetically fine—and also it’s made in Italy.
Oh yeah, and although the sheath has a partial nylon weave shell, the endoskeleton is a pretty tough plastic—you won’t puncture this thing under normal use.
There are many different types of knives that can be used for concealed carry, but fixed blade knives are some of the best. They are strong and durable, and can be easily hidden on your body. There are a few things to consider when choosing a concealed carry fixed blade knife, such as the size of the blade and the type of handle.
You want to make sure that the knife is comfortable to carry and that it will not slip out of your hand when you need it.