Notice Immler's comment that these are bushcraft knives, as opposed to survival knives. As I've mentioned before, any knife can be used for survival purposes to some degree, but a survival knife is a knife which is designed to withstand tasks and stresses for which knives are not intended. Nevertheless, the 3.2mm blade thickness and a full tang mean that these knives are not delicate.
The additional tools- the sharpening stone, ferro rod, tweezers and a 20mm drill honor the tradition of the Swiss Army Knife.
The hex head in the pommel is a great idea and you are not limited to just the one tool included for use in this socket, but you would need long-shank tools. It looks like smaller hex bits would not work.
Pair up this knife with a hatchet and a saw and you'd be all set for the woods.
Originally posted by djpaintles: Looks like both have the std version. I think I’m going to hold out for the Pro version with tweezers and fire steel in the sheath……
Thanks for the links!
Knife Center is now showing that they have all three colors of the Standard Venture in stock, and the fire steel. The Pro, and the Pro kit are still pre-order, delayed by manufacturer, etc. Might get a Pro myself a bit later.
Showing my utter ignorance once again. You watch something like "Forged in Fire" and see the work it takes to produce a quality blade, from actual forging of the steel to shaping it and creating the finished product. How do high output manufacturers streamline this process and produce identical blades time after time? Is a rough product made and hand finished or what?
**edit** Watched some You Tubes, laser cutting!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Ripley,
Set the controls for the heart of the Sun.
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It's not my kind of knife, but, if they can't be readily found, I can vouch for the guy on Blade Forums, Gary Graley, as a friend and as a VERY honest guy in his dealings. I've done lots of deals with him and had him do a number of things to my knives to tweek them to my liking.
He makes a swivel for the sheath so that the knife can swivel forward or backward when one sits.
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