I got knives. Lots of knives. For some reason,
gun people seem to accumulate knives. Most I have received as
gifts, or as giveaways at press events, and most are pretty
good, but a fellow can only use so many knives. Many, if not
most, of the knives that I receive end up in my forgotten knife
bin. Many times, gun makers get in to the knife business as a
side line, and that is the case with my latest knife, and the
subject of this review: The Savage Hunterís Edge knife.
Like I stated above, most knives of mine get
tossed into the knife bin, and forgotten. When this knife
arrived, I didnít think much about it, but soon after I opened
the box, I realized that this was not just some ordinary blade.
The first thing that I looked for was the "Made in
China" stamp. It wasnít there. You can get a good knife
from China, but many Chinese knives are junk. Instead, Savage is
having these knives made by Seki in Japan, and Seki has a
good reputation for making quality blades.
The Hunterís Edge knife has a tempered
stainless steel blade, and a durable nylon sheath. Also
contained in the sheath are a sharpening steel, and a
two-pointed screwdriver bit, which fits into the knifeís
handle. Pretty clever in the way that it works. It wonít make
you throw out your chest of Craftsman tools, but it is
sometimes very handy to have a screwdriver available, and this
one takes up no room at all. If you wear it out or loose it, it
is a standard quarter-inch drive bit, and can be replaced easily
at any hardware store.
The handle of the Hunterís Edge knife is quite
comfortable in use. It is made of a plastic resin with wood
inserts, and has plenty of textured surface for a positive grip.
The blade has a section of serrated edge along the bottom, and
the top incorporates a saw edge for cutting wood, bone, plastic
and such, should the need arise. There is also a gut-hook near
the tip, which is handy to make quick work of field-dressing a
large animal. The main edge also has plenty of belly for
skinning without slicing through the hide.
I like this new knife from Savage, and expect
that it will see plenty of use this fall and winter. It is
well-designed, well-made, and affordable. It wonít end up in
my forgotten knife bin. You wonít see me review too many
knives. When I do, it is something that I really like. Savage
also has a folding knife with interchangeable blades available.
You can order the Hunterís Edge knives directly from www.savagearms.com,
and they should be available at your Savage Arms gun dealer. I
like it, use it, and recommend it.
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