Spyderco Survival Knives
The knife is well constructed, it is a KABAR, the only issue I have is with the sheath. While it is a good construction and well design, there is a small pouch that is on the front of the sheath that could be used for something but that something is not clear.
I have a number of Shrade knives and they're all quality blades. I'd stack my Shrade next to any knife costing three times as much. 1095 carbon steel is one of the easiest to sharpen steels on the market. It holds it's edge, I can litterally shave with any one of them. They're thick, tough, durable full tang tools you'll pass on to your children and they're more than capable. What have you got to loose for thirty bucks. If you buy one Shrade you will buy more. I've never bought a knife that was so well made and of such high quality steel for such a reasonable price than Schrade.
nice heavy working man's knife.
Loved this product, I bought it for a birthday gift for a friend. The sharpening stone is perfect, the knife is a great solid weight knife, extremely sharp out of the box.
I have had this knife for several years and, along with my K-Bar, it is my favorite. Short blade, but very efficient and tough. Holds a good edge and easy to sharpen when needed. Did not care for the "blond" handle and sheath. Covered them liberally on a hot day with an excellent leather oil. Set them in the sun for over an hour to cure. Turned both into a very handsome dark brown. Most every summer, I oil all my leather belts, sheaths, field boots and work shoes. This is an outstanding product at an excellent price. Very happy to have it in the field with me at any time. Semper Fi.
I did a whole lot of research before plunking down this much for a knife and I'm very happy with what I got. No knife will win in the forum debates about which one is the best. The best is to be determined by the user's circimstances. My circumstances will be wet, a lot. I love a truly viable stainless steel option. This knife is that and then some.
Very firm, strong, and great bottle opener! I like how it has that sprayed-on truck bed liner look. Wish I had a clip-on leather sheath for it.
The knife is fine. I doubt I will ever wear it out. The sheath is low quality nylon and the top of the knife blade at the handle is slanted so you can only really carry it right handed. The sheath is slanted as well. Additionally, I am not comfortable with the folding Hook & Loop fold that secures the sheath to your belt or anything similar.
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