This week’s gear review is my go to knife for almost all my hiking and camping adventures, the Cold Steel Survival Edge.
It’s a great little knife and has all the features you need for safe knife operations. Below are some simple specifications.
- Blade Thick: 2.5mm
- Blade Length: 5″
- Handle Length: 4-1/4″
- Overall Length: 9-1/4″
At under $25.00 and coming with a hard plastic sheath and Ferrocerium fire steel it’s a great bargain and can handle many simple camping task, sure it won’t last a life time but I’ve used it for many task and it’s still going strong and at that price point you can buy two or three. I carry one in my EDC (every day carry), and BOB (bug out bag) too. The orange handle (hard to loose when you drop it at a camp site) is hollow and I store fire started in it plus it floats. The knife is strong and sharp, if you don’t like that glowing orange handle it comes in standard black too.
The tang of the blade only extends into the handle about an inch, so this in not a pry-bar and you’re going to need something a bit more heavy if you need to chop some wood, but as a general camping, backpacking knife you can’t go wrong.
Disclaimer: I am not endorsed by Cold Steel in anyway, the views of dthomasdigital are strictly opinions only.