It is an excellent piece of kit and is a really versatile and useful tool. If you go for the De-Luxe version you also get a Lansky Diamond rod sharpener and a great firesteel so your can keep it sharp and light fires when out in the field.
The knife is the newest addition to the Chris Caine Survival Series and is designed as a mid-point between the larger Chris Caine® Survival Tool and smaller Chris Caine® Survival Knife.
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 on the back of the blade we have rounded off a section so when you are hitting this tool with another cutting of wood you are less likely to damage anything, and also makes it more useful for beating materials to obtain the fibers within.
The Chris Caine® Companion Survival Knife is hand made from start to finish, from profiling out the blades, hardening & tempering, assembly, grinding, right up to the final polish are all done in house.
The Chris Caine® Companion Survival Knife is handcrafted by Samuel Staniforth Limited, a company founded in 1864 in Sheffield, England and steeped in the tradition of producing the highest quality knives for professional users.
The blade laser cut from 5mm, CS80 Carbon Steel 51/53 Rockwell and has a full tang. Each tool is supplied sharp, and strong enough to fell a large tree, yet at just over 450g, it's light enough to be worn on your 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, it will also allow you to shave some fire sticks with ease, making it able to go from heavy work to fine intricate work without a problem.
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, which will easily take a spark for starting your fire.
The handle is green canvas micarta with and has been designed with three main grips, meaning that power and control can be altered depending on the job in hand. The supplied Cordura sheath is also made to a high standard and fully articulated.
If you choose the leather sheath option you will also have the option to receive the cordura sheath as well, simply select the appropriate option. The de-luxe leather variant also comes with a firesteel and lansky diamond sharpener. The Brass Lansky Sharpener maybe replaced with a Smith's Sharpening rod depending on stock levels available at the time of order.
|Blade Length||8" (20cm)|
|Overall Length||13.75" (34cm)|
|Handle Material||Green Canvas Micarta|