CRKT 2261 Tecpatl Knife Review

The CRKT 2261 Tecpatl

 

Columbia River Knife and Tool, or CRKT, was established in Oregon in 1994. Their purpose since the beginning was to bring the useful technological advancements to create brand new product concepts for the knife community. During these past two decades, CRKT has followed that purpose and brought many new ground breaking and innovative knives to the world. Their knives are built for everyday carry, for tactical purposes, for hunting and fishing, and even for survival scenarios. Their products are high quality and will be able to meet the demands that you throw at it. CRKT believes that if the knife doesn’t meet the user’s standards, it doesn’t meet their own standards. CRKT uses the most advanced equipment and production systems to manufacture their knifes with efficiency. CRKT believes that everyone should be able to afford to carry the highest quality knives and tools.

During the past two decades, CRKT has collaborated with many famous knife designers and makers. Resulting from these collaborations are not only superior knives, but also innovative features. Some of these features include the IKBS Ball Bearing Pivot System, the OutBurst assist opening mechanism, and the Automated Liner Safety System. When you purchase a CRKT knife, you can know that you are getting an exceptional knife that is ahead of its time. You can be certain that if there is a game changing innovative feature, your knife will probably be rocking it. You are guaranteed that your knife will stand up to the test of time. Any CRKT knife would be a fantastic addition to your collection, and the brand new Tecpatl is no different.

 

CRKT Tecpatl Knife
CRKT Tecpatl Knife

The Blade:

The blade on the Tecpatl is made out of SK5 high carbon steel. SK5 high carbon steels originated in Japan, where they would make a variety of hand tools with it. Some of these hand tools that they have produced with SK5 are chisels and wood cutting saws. This type of steel is one of the highest quality steels for knife blades. This steel is a hard and tough steel. Because there are extra carbides in the metal, the steel has increased abrasion resistance and lets the steel attain an ideal balance of good blade toughness. Because it has such a good balance between hardness and toughness, this type of steel has endured through time in many different cultures. This blade also sports a plain edge, which is easier to sharpen, is better at skinning or peeling, and is great for detail work. Some people are bummed with a plain edge because they feel like a serrated edge would be able to cut through thicker materials, such as rope or thick branches, which is mostly true. However, when you get a plain edge sharp enough, it can almost match what a serrated edge can do.

 

The SK5 steel has been finished with a black powder coating. Coating finishes help to reduce the reflection and glare off of the blade, while also working to recue wear and corrosion. However, all coatings will eventually scratch off, and they will scratch off quicker with lots of use or with heavy use. The powder coating is actually one of the lowest quality blade coatings, so it does have a higher chance of chipping or scratching off sooner than a different coating would.

 

The blade on this knife is an interesting shape. I would probably describe it as a mix between a modified Wharncliffe and a modified Tanto. Both of those blade shapes have a very straight sharpened edge with no curve, but the blade on the Tecpatl does sport a slightly curved belly. The back, or the unsharpened edge of the knife, goes pretty straight and then angles downward sharply to meet the curve to make a tip. With this unique blade you get some of the benefits from a few different types of blade shapes. One of the pros to this blade is that the back is relatively wide and thick. This gives you more strength throughout the knife than you would have with a thinner, less wide blade. Because it is so thick towards the handle, this knife is going to be able to take on heavier tasks and cut through thicker materials. Another benefit of this unique blade shape is that you do have a slight belly. This belly is nothing if you compare it to a drop or clip point blade shape, but compared to Wharncliffe’s or Tanto’s, this knife definitely does have a belly. With the belly, slicing is easier and it makes this knife a good option for everyday tasks. The point on this blade is also going to be tough, because it is a broader tip than you would find, especially when being compared to a clip point blade. While stabbing is going to be a little more challenging, because it is broad, you will be able to stab through harder things, because of the strength behind the tip.

 

The Handle:

The handle on the Tecpatl is made out of stainless steel. Stainless steel has fantastic durability. It is also very resistant to corrosion. However, stainless steel is also a heavier material. You are going to feel this knife when it is put away. Because stainless steel is such a heavy material, knives that are designed to be an everyday carry knife, or even a heavy duty knife, will usually not be made with stainless steel. There is just too much added weight. Another problem with stainless steel is that it is very slippery. To combat the slipperiness, CRKT has added laser markings/etchings, to provide you with the needed friction. These etchings tell a story told through a way inspired by sugar skulls. Another thing that CRKT did to reduce the level of slipperiness was to create a deep finger groove for when you are using it. There is also a pretty big circular hole cut out to put a different finger through. This handle has been designed to be a sugar skull. When you are holding this knife in front of you, with the blade pointed down, this finger holes actually end up looking like eye sockets in a skull. There is a much smaller hole cut out to look like the nose area of a skull.  Since this is a single piece knife, the handle has also been through a black powder coated finish. Because it is perfect for holding in a closed fist, this knife is the perfect knife for slashing or pushing.

 

The Mechanism:

This knife is a fixed blade, which has many advantages to it. For starters, fixed blades are stronger and more durable than folding knives because there are no small or moving parts that can break or rust over. And because of this added strength and durability, fixed blades are the perfect survival tool. Not only can they cut, they can also dig, hammer, and pry if needed. Fixed blades are also easier to maintain. This is because while folding knives have many small parts that are prone to rusting, a fixed blade is what you see. All you have to do is wipe it down and you are good to go. Fixed blades are also excellent for tactical use because they can be brought into play much faster than a folding knife.

 

The Sheath:

The sheath that comes with this knife is a kydex sheath including a spring loaded MOLLE compatible gear clip. Kydex is a modern thermoplastic material that was originally used to make holsters, among other items. Kydex’s biggest advantages is how durable it is. It can stand up to a variety of extreme environments, and even be submerged in salt water and still hold up well. However, there are some disadvantages to having a kydex sheath. One of these is that it has no personality, it is basically just a lump of plastic. Another bummer about kydex is that it is pretty loud when you are unsheathing and putting away your knife. If this doesn’t bother you, then by all means, enjoy the benefits of it. However, if you are trying to conceal yourself, this sheath will give you away; it is that loud. The last drawback to having a kydex sheath is that with repeated drawing of your knife and putting it away, it will start to dull the edge of your knife.

 

The History:

This knife was designed by Michael R. Rodriguez. He designed this knife to be part of the CRKT Forged by War program. He says, “a good combat fighter relies on instinct; a great fighter understands the importance of an ergonomically flawless weapon.” Michael is a veteran, having served 21 years in the United States Army and retiring as a Green Beret. The laser markings are that of a sugar skull to reflect Michaels heritage and his own personal stories and history. On it, there are horns, the Crusader’s Cross, and the Office of Strategic Services Symbol. Michael also served in the 7th Special Forces group, and to commemorate that, he has engraved a 7 just above the blade. The arrow engraving is reminiscent of the crossed arrows of the Special Forces. And lastly, he has had three lightning bolts engraved into the knife, these are two represent the Green Berets and their shoulder patch. Michael believes that even in a world full of sophisticate missiles, there is no reason to skimp on your hand-to-hand combat companion. The Tecpatl should be your first choice for your last resort weapon.

 

The Specs:

The blade on this knife is 3.375 inches long, with a thickness of 0.203 inches long. The overall length of this knife is 5.813 inches long. The handle on the Tecpatl is 2.438 inches long. This knife weighs in at 5.6 ounces.

 

The Pros of the CRKT Tecpatl:

  • The steel chosen for this knife is a great balance between hardness and toughness.
  • The straight edge makes sharpening a breeze.
  • The black powder coating helps reduce reflection and glare, and works to prevent rusting or corrosion.
  • The blade has enough of a belly to be able to slice.
  • The blade is wide and thick, providing you with plenty of strength.
  • The tip is broad, so you do have strength behind it, but it is still sharp, so you can still stab.
  • The stainless steel handle sports plenty of durability and is resistant to corrosion.
  • This is a fixed blade, so it has plenty of strength and is very capable of slashing or pushing.
  • There is a rich history that surrounds this knife, and you can see this history directly on the knife.
  • The kydex sheath is strong, durable, and very resistant to wear.
  • This sheath can survive in a variety of extreme environments, including being immersed in salt water.

 

Cons of the CRKT Tecpatl:

  • The black powder coating on the blade and handle is the most prone out of any coatings finishes to scratch or chip off.
  • The stainless steel handle is going to be slick, even when it is properly texturized.
  • The stainless steel handle does add quite a bit of weight to the knife.
  • This is a fixed blade, so it is harder to conceal than a folding knife.
  • The kydex sheath is noisy, has no personality, and will dull your blade after time.

 

Conclusion:

As a writer, I love a good story. I love the history behind the knives that are on the market. I love knowing why they are the way they are and what the different characteristics mean to the designer. The CRKT Tecpatl has one of the most symbolic and rich histories of any knife that I have reviewed.  You can buy yours here.

CRKT started off with a heavy duty steel that has been used for years as a tool steel in different cultures. The shape that they ground that steel into gives you a variety of different advantages. And the durable handle just helps with the tactical aspect of this knife. This is a durable knife that you will hopefully not have to use, but it should be your first choice for your last resort weapon.

 

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How Knives Open

One of the ways that knives are often categorized as is how they open. There are six different ways that knives can open. These are automatic, out the front, butterfly, spring assist, folding, and fixed blades. Today we are going to discuss what each of these are, how they are most often used, and some advantages and disadvantages of each kind.

 

Automatic Knives:

Automatic knives are known as a variety of different names, one of the most popular being a switchblade. Some of the other names that an automatic knife is known by are pushbutton knife, ejector knife, springer, flick knife, and flick blades. An automatic knife is a folding or sliding blade that is contained in the handle of the knife, which can then be opened automatically by a spring. This is triggered by a button, lever, or switch on the handle. Many automatic knives include a locking blade, which adds a safety element to the knife. This safety is when the blade is locked against closure. The safety button is usually a manual button that allows it to be locked in an open or closed position. Automatic knives are grouped into two categories: folding and out the front. Some people enjoy automatic knives because of how quickly and efficiently they can be opened, usually with just one hand. However, automatic knives are highly regulated in the states, because they can be dangerous. Unfortunately, automatic knives can have mechanical failure, thus ruining the knife. Some people are hesitant with automatic knives because they can open without meaning to open, but like earlier stated, most of the automatic knives have a safety feature. This style of knife can also be a more expensive option than others. This style of knife is not an ideal knife for heavy duty tools, because a fixed blade would stand up better to heavy use.

Advantages of an automatic knife:

  • Can be opened very quickly.
  • Can be opened with one hand.
  • Most feature a safety mechanism.
  • Can be speedy for using as a self-defense weapon.

Disadvantages of an automatic knife:

  • High regulations and laws that limit the ability to own one, so you have to check into your local laws.
  • More expensive than some of the other options.
  • Not ideal for heavy duty use.
  • If your automatic knife doesn’t feature a safety, it can be accidentally opened when you didn’t want it to be opened.

 

Out-the-Front Knife

Similarly, to an automatic knife, out-the-front knives are known by a few names. Some of these other names include sliding knife and telescoping knives. An out-the-front knife got its name because it is a knife that opens and closes through a hole in one end of the handle. This is unique because many other knives open with the blade coming out of the side, rather than the front. An out-the-front knife is one grouping of an automatic knife, because you can get this style as an automatic style. However, you can get a manual out-the-front knife. There are a few different styles of out-the-front knives, some of the popular ones are automatic knives, gravity knives, and spring assisted.

Automatic out-the-front knives:

This style of out-the-front knife is where the blade is connected to a track on the inside of the handle. This grouping is also categorized into two groupings: single action and double action. Single action deploys the blade automatically, but they must first be cocked or retracted to close. Double-action is when the blade deploys and retracts with a button and spring design.

Gravity out-the-front knives:

This style of out-the-front knives are never known as a sliding knife, because the blade is ejected by gravity. This style does not have a spring inside the handle, unlike the other kinds. The blade gets locked inside the handle with a lever, which creates tension to hold the blade in place. To eject the blade, you have to first release the lever and then turn the knife upside down, the blade will fall right out. Then, this lever also creates tension to lock the blade to hold it open.

Spring assisted out-the-front knives:

This style is a newer style. This style works because when the blade is retracted, it is under constant pressure from a compressed spring that rests inside the handle. When you push the button, it releases the spring, which then pushes the blade out of the handle. To pull the blade back into the handle, you press a release button, which is usually the same button, and manually retract the blade.

Advantages of an out-the-front knife:

  • Variety of styles, so you can get what you prefer.
  • Some are automatic, so they are quick.
  • Since the blade comes out the front, you cannot close the blade on your hand.
  • This style is a good option for self-defense.

Disadvantages of an out-the-front knife:

  • Since many are automatic, they fall under the same strict laws that other automatic knives do.

 

Butterfly Knives

Like the previous two knives, butterfly knives go by a couple of different names, such as a fan knife or a balisong knife, the latter being one of the most popular name options for this style. A butterfly knife is a folding pocket knife, what makes it unique is that it has two handles that hug the blade when it is close. When it is open, the two handles fall to the bottom and there is a small clip that connects the two handles to keep them open and together. This style of knife was very commonly used by Filipino people, especially in the Tagalog region. A balisong knife is primarily used for stabbing or slashing. This knife is not ideal used for chopping because it doesn’t carry the weight to actually carry through with any of the chopping. Butterfly knives rarely sport a serrated edge. However, many people have trained themselves to perform the art of “flipping” or “fanning”. This art is when people can perform by flipping the knife in a series of movements.

Advantages of a butterfly knife:

  • This style of knife has a unique look to it, so it has an awe factor to it.
  • The handles of this knife can be used as a blunt weapon.
  • Can use this knife for an art form, instead of just tactical uses.
  • Butterfly knives are good for stabbing and slashing.
  • This can be a cheap option.

Disadvantages of a butterfly knife:

  • While this is good for stabbing, since the blade is so thin, it makes a smaller wound than other knives would.
  • This style cannot be used for chopping.
  • The typical size is a lot larger than other styles of knives.

 

Spring-assisted knives:

Spring-assisted knives are also commonly called assisted-opening knives. This style is often confused with an automatic style knife, but they differ slightly. This style is a kind of folding knife that has an internal mechanism of a torsion spring and a track that the blade is resting on. This mechanism helps finish opening the blade once the user has already partially opened it. The user will partially open the knife by using a flipper or thumb stud that is attached at the bottom of the blade. When the knife is closed, the blade will be held in place by torsion springs. You can also get an additional blade lock on the knife. While an automatic knife has strict laws, assisted knives are usually legal. Another benefit of spring-assisted knives are that they are less likely to have some of its mechanisms broken, unlike an automatic knife. This is because an automatic knife has constant pressure on the spring the whole time that the knife is closed. In a spring-assisted knife, the spring only has this tension placed on it when the blade is being deployed, at other times, the spring has no pressure and can be relaxed. Because spring assisted knives are partially automatic, they can open much quicker than a regular folding knife would be able to.

Advantages of a spring-assisted knife:

  • They are legal in more places than a fully automatic knife would be.
  • Because they are legal in more areas, they make for a great every day carry knife and a great self-defense weapon.
  • Less likely to break than a fully automatic knife.
  • Much quicker to open than a regular folding knife.

Disadvantages of a spring-assisted knife:

  • This style is not as quick to open as a fully automatic knife.
  • Not great for heavy duty work.
  • Over time, the inner mechanisms can wear down and the “assisted” mechanism loses its “snap”.

 

Manual folding knives:

A manual folding knife is a style of knife that requires the user to physically open the blade. The user will do this by using either a thumb stud or a cut out. The cut out style of opening mechanism is commonly found on traditional pocket knives and also on Swiss Army knives. The cut out is a small groove in the blade that you can put your nail in to get a grip on the blade and open it up. The thumb stud mechanism is a small protrusion that sits on the blade that allows you to get a grip on the blade. This is usually done by placing your thumb on the stud and pulling the blade out of the handle of the knife. A manual folding knife was the first style of pocket knife before any of the newer knife technology was developed. This style of knife is a very popular knife because they fit nicely in your pocket and can also be carried easily in a pack.

Advantages of a manual folding knife:

  • This style of knife offers a very classic style.
  • Opens slower than an automatic knife, so it can be much safer than an automatic or assisted knife.
  • Since it doesn’t rely on a spring to open, it is less likely to break than an automatic or assisted knife.
  • Legal in many more areas than an automatic knife—but make sure to always check your local laws before buying and carrying a knife.

Disadvantages of a manual folding knife:

  • Opens very slowly, so it is not a good self-defense weapon.

 

Fixed blade knife:

A fixed blade is any knife that doesn’t have a folding or sliding blade. They are sometimes called sheath knives because to close them, you just place a sheath over the blade. This style of knife is usually stronger and sturdier than the other styles because the blade is directly connected to the handle and you remove any moving and inner parts. You can also purchase fixed blade knives in a large variety of sizes—you can get them small and you can get them huge. But, fixed blades are usually harder to conceal than the previous styles of knives. They are also harder to carry, since they are usually larger and don’t fit in pockets as well or at all. Fixed blade knives are also very easy to maintain because you don’t have to worry about springs or mechanisms. Fixed blade knives often have a larger blade than the previously mentioned styles, making them ideal for heavy duty work. This style of knife is also an idea survival tool because they can manage so many different tasks and they will last.

Advantages of a fixed blade knife:

  • Sturdier than other options of knives.
  • Last longer than the other styles of knives because they don’t have moving parts that can break.
  • Longer/bigger blade.
  • Great option for a survival tool.
  • Great option for heavy duty work.
  • Large variety of sizes.
  • Easy to maintain.

Disadvantages of a fixed blade knife:

  • Harder to conceal than other styles of knives.
  • Harder to carry, since they are usually bigger than the other styles of knives.

 

Conclusion:

There are many different styles of knives and one of the biggest ways to categorize them is how they open. We have now discussed the six most popular categories of how knives open. When choosing the perfect knife for you always keep in mind the task at hand.

 

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Best Five Fixed Blade Knives Under $50

Ranging from large to extremely small, our list of current favorite sub $50 fixed blade knives runs the gamut from survival knives to camp knives to self defense tools.  Although I have ranked these knives based on my preferences, you can rest assured that each one of these knives is a spectacular specimen of knife quality.  So if you need a small defensive tool, don’t get put off that the first knife on the list is clearly a survival/combat knife.  And so, without any further ado, let’s get to the list.

Gerber Prodigy Fixed Blade
Gerber Prodigy Fixed Blade, 31-000558

First up, the Gerber Prodigy.  A couple of months ago, a good friend of mine came into the office looking for a couple of well built survival knives for his emergency kit/go bag.  In talking with him, I realized he didn’t want to spend a ton because they weren’t going to be every day use knives–but at the same time, he didn’t want to buy a piece of junk that was going to fail right when he needed it most.  I immediately directed him to the Prodigy.  I can’t say enough good about this solid combat and survival knife.  There are two variations available, a tanto blade and a drop point blade.  I own the tanto blade because I know at some point I am going to want to pry with it–and although no knife is really built to be used as a pry, a tanto blade will typically perform better.  What is so great about the Prodigy?  In my mind, it is the less expensive, yet just as useful alternative to the LMF II which is going to set you back over $100.  The Prodigy performs similar to the LMF.  This USA built knife has a TacHide handle that gives you a great grip.  It is comfortable to use.  It cuts like a boss.  And the full tang blade is beastly strong.  Fits MOLLE gear and comes with a sheath.  This is, in my mind, one of the very best value fixed blades on the market–if you need a great survival knife and don’t want to spend the bank account on said knife.  I have one for my outdoor trips and another stashed with my go bag.

Best Use:  Survival

Ka-Bar Eskabar Knife
Ka-Bar Eskabar Knife

The second choice is the Ka-Bar Becker EsKabar Knife.  A combination of the classic ESEE style and the Becker Necker, the Eskabar is the perfect little back up knife.  Whether you are an urban warrior fighting the good fight against cardboard and paper or an outdoor aficionado that needs a small knife for every day camp chores, the EsKabar is there for what you need.  The 1095 steel knife has a black finish.  The flat grind makes quick work of slicing and shaving cuts.  This little beauty comes with a sheath as well as a length of black paracord so you can wrap the handle however you want–and then you always have a bit of paracord for any emergency.  This knife style has proven itself over and over.  Made in the USA, this knife is a definite competitor of the ESEE Izula series.    I love the ESEE Izula, but it doesn’t make the cut for this list–because it is a bit more $$$.  This is a great knife for stashing in a go bag as well. In fact, I gave my mom one of these for her car emergency bag.

Best Use:  Back Up Survival/ Go Bag

Third choice is the CRKT Obake–you can get a great look at it in the video above.  New this year, the Obake doubles as a small defensive tool as well as an every day carry knife. This Lucs Burnley design is patterned after the classic Japanese Kwaiken style knife.  With a full tang, acid etched blade, the Obake gives you a mini katana style knife ready for every day action.  Burnley ingeniously attached a bit of paracord to the sheath so that when you pull the knife, at first, the entire sheath comes with it, once the blade has fully cleared your body, the paracord tether stops the sheath and the blade slides right out.  This way, you don’t have all the hassle of trying to clear the blade from your body while extracting it under duress.  The handle is black faux ray skin under a nylon cord wrap.  Just like the big boy katanas.  This is a great little knife that quickly became one of my favorite new offerings of 2014 from CRKT.

Best Use:  Every Day Carry, Defensive Tool

Cold Steel Best Pal
Cold Steel Best Pal Neck Knife, 43XL

Fourth choice is purely a self defense tool.  The Cold Steel Best Pal is a push knife set up for neck carry.  It can also easily be carried on a key ring or purse.  I vacillated between the Best Pal and the Safe Keeper series from Cold Steel.  In the end, I chose the Best Pal because it can neck carry.  A little bit smaller, a little bit lighter, but just as razor sharp. The great thing about these push knives is once in hand, they aren’t going to slip out or get pulled away by an attacker.  You grip the handle in your palm and the blade extends between your fingers, giving you one of the most secure grips on the knife you can possibly have.   These great knives fall well below the $50 threshold at just under $27.  So inexpensive, you can pick up several for every one of your loved ones.  Each one comes with the very sturdy Secure-Ex™ sheath and a black bead lanyard chain.

Best Use:  Self Defense


Fifth and final choice is the Boker Mini Slik.  This great little fixed blade knife is unique, small, and sturdy.  The blade is hefty enough to get some serious cutting done.  And it looks pretty cool.  Comes with a lanyard, blue titanium bead and Kydex sheath. 

Best Use:  Urban Tactical, Utility Knife

You can find any of these fixed blade knives on our website.  If you already have one, let me know what you think of yours down below.

  1. Gerber Prodigy
  2. KaBar EsKabar
  3. CRKT Obake
  4. Cold Steel Best Pal
  5. Boker Mini Slik
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Microtech Knives Currahee — An Extraordinary Combat Knife

Microtech Curahee
Microtech Curahee Fixed Blade–An Extraordinary Combat Knife

Everyone knows Microtech Knives makes fantastic out the front automatic knives.  The Ultratech still stands as one of the greatest OTF knives on the market–and who doesn’t love the feel of a Combat Troodon in your hand.  But if you didn’t already know it, Microtech also makes some stellar fixed blade combat knives.

The Currahee is a full tang fixed blade designed for US Special Forces.  This knife has undergone some serious field tests and has come through with flying colors.  The name Currahee comes from the Cherokee and means, “Stands Alone”.

Different in style and design from many combat knives, this knife attempts to fill the role of serious utility knife in combat zones.  What do you really want a knife to do for you if you are deployed into a bad situation?  You want to be able to cut, hack and chop whatever you need to–and you want your knife to stand up to some serious abuse.  In reality, most combat troops will never use a knife in actual combat.  In fact, most of them will tell you that if it comes down to a knife fight, something has gone awry.  But, every single person who has worked in a combat zone will tell you that what they most need is a tool they can depend on to cut and chop and hack things.

The Currahee fits the bill.  The blade is currently (February 2014) being produced with Bohler ELMAX steel.  If you are looking at purchasing a Currahee, just make sure you know which steel it was made with–Microtech does change blade steels from time to time on their knives.  They always use high quality steels–but if you are expecting one type of steel and suddenly realize you have a different steel you may be disappointed.  The blade is 4.48″ long and 3/16″ thick.  This incredibly thick blade is one of the things that really makes the Currahee stand out.  It gives it the strength and durability to withstand serious use and abuse.  Available as a single edge drop point or a tanto point–I would pick up the tanto given the choice.  A tanto point gives the user a more durable tip that can better make heavy piercing cuts.

The Currahee handle is well shaped composite that has one major finger groove and two additional, shallow finger grooves.  The top end of the handle–the front quillon–juts out and creates a more than adequate finger guard to keep your hand from slipping up onto the blade when making thrust cuts.  Heavy jimping on the spine gives your thumb extra grip and control when making fine cuts.

If you are looking for a heavy duty knife that will perform in combat and survival situations–check out the Microtech Currahee.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Blade Length: 4.48”
  • Blade Thickness:  3/16″
  • Handle Thickness: .75”
  • Overall Length: 10”
  • Sheath: Ballistic Nylon
  • Weight: 9.88 oz.
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Kershaw Mini Skinner Knife

Kershaw just released their new Mini Skinner knife.  This small skinner boasts a two inch blade that is perfect for small game.  With G10 handle scales to ensure a solid grip, the Mini Skinner seems to be the perfect outdoor companion.  This knife is a new addition to the Kershaw American Made Hunter series.  As you first pick it up, you will be amazed at how well it fits your hand.

Comes with a leather belt sheath and is drilled for a lanyard. This knife also is great as a small, outdoor utility knife.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, stonewashed finish

Handle: Textured G-10

Blade Length: 2 in. (5 cm)

Closed Length: Fixed Blade

Overall Length: 4 3/4 in. (12 cm)

Weight: 1.6 oz. (without sheath)

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