"Chris Caine hasn't just learned how to survive, he's used his skills to live wild for 15 years! With a team of highly experienced survival experts, he now runs a successful survival school that provides no-nonsense, high quality, survival instruction and advice to people from all walks of life with any level of experience.
The Chris Caine Companion Knife is 'a survival tool for the serious survivalist'. The Companion is the newest addition to the Chris Caine Survival Series.
When chopping with this tool your fingers are kept well away from the material you are hitting thanks to the deep curve in the cutting edge, making it harder for you to trap your fingers. Not only this, but the back of the blade has a rounded off section so when you are hitting this tool with another cutting of wood you are less likely to damage anything. The back of the knife is also useful for beating materials to obtain the fibers within.
The full tang blade is laser cut from 5mm 1075 Carbon Steel hardened to 52/53 Rockwell. This is a knife that is sharp enough and strong enough to fell a large tree yet at just 16 ounces (450g) is light enough to be worn on a belt. The blade has a convex grind to allow for a more durable edge, and ease of sharpening. Not only will this tool split logs for the fire but it will also allow you to shave fire sticks with ease. Further back along the blade the spine has been left with a crisp square edge, to allow you to scrape wood in order to obtain a very fine fibrous layer for starting your fire.
The handle is made from hard wearing black Linen Micarta and has been designed with three main grips so that the power and control can be altered depending on the job in hand. The standard Cordura sheath is made to a high standard and is fully articulated. There is also an optional high quality leather sheath. To complete this versatile knife a sharpener and fire starter can also be added."
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Blade: 1075 Carbon Steel
Hardness: Rockwell 52-53rc
Overall length: 13.75" (34cm)
Blade thickness: 3/16" (5mm)
Weight: 16 ounces (450g)