Survival Knife- Handmade D2 Steel Knife
Survival Knife- Handmade D2 Steel Knife

Survival Knife- Handmade D2 Steel Knife

Sale price $59.99 Regular price $139.99

Survival Knife Description

Survival knives are knives intended for survival purposes in a wilderness environment, often in an emergency when the user has lost most of his/her main equipment. Military units issue some type of survival knife to pilots in the event their plane may be shot down.  Hunters, hikers, and outdoor sport enthusiasts use survival knives.  Survival knives are designed for work such as setting traps, cutting branches, carving wood, and skinning animals.  The knife can also be used as a weapon for self defense. The capability to mount the knife on a stick to create a spear allows the user to better hunt wildlife at a safer distance.

Prior to the late 19th century, outdoorsmen and military personnel did not use knives that were notably different from the knives used by butchers.  Blades were relatively thin and the handles were often no more than two wooden slabs riveted to the tang.  Serrations appeared on knives in the 19th century for use as a wood saw or fish scaler.  During WWII, survival knives were issued to aircraft crew, as it was a real possibility that these personnel might be shot down over wilderness or behind enemy lines.  Lifeboats aboard naval vessels also frequently contained survival kits including knives. These knives varied in design from one branch of the service to another and from one nation to another.  The majority of them were simply commercial knives purchased in bulk by the military.  From the Vietnam-era and to present, purpose-built survival knives evolved.

Some militaries (including the People's Republic of China, Great Britain, Germany, Soviet Union and United States) have redesigned the bayonet used with their issued rifle to include survival knife features. Historically, bayonets had functioned poorly as field knives, due to being designed primarily to turn a rifle into a thrusting weapon and only secondarily (if at all) to work as a field knife. The newer models function more acceptably for mundane tasks while remaining capable of being attached to the muzzle of a rifle.

Knife Details

Overall Length: 10"

Rockwell Hardness: 55-62 HRC

Sheath: Leather 

Blade Material: D2 Steel

Tang: Full

Handle: Gray and Black Micarta 

Guard:  D2 Steel

Survival Knife- Handmade D2 Steel Knife

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

Survival Knife- Handmade D2 Steel Knife

D2 steel knife

Excellent feel. Sharp as promised. Great knife and sheath

Nice knife

the knife is awesome. Great feel and weight. The sheath was a bit off, they had me ship it back to they could fix it. They were very easy to deal with

Very impressed

Fit and finish of the knife is perfect. Great handle material and fits firmly in hand. Blade steel has mirror polish and a nice hard heat treatment on the D2 blade. Really an amazing knife for the price. So impressed I will be buying another one.

D2 Survival Knife

This design is very well executed. Solid handle construction. Very well balanced so blade stays in hand. In combination with the index finger groove, it is very comfortable to wield. One can chop, slash, or stab with ease. It is indeed a "survival" knife and can withstand almost anything a human wielder could dish out.

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