“I have a feeling that the Survival Tool will find itself riding along on a lot of my adventures and replacing quite a few different blades in the process. It goes a long way in the direction of being a do-all, one-size-fits-most knives that can tackle a multitude of tasks in a variety of different climates and conditions.” Tactical Knives Magazine, May 2012
The Chris Caine® Survival Tool, was designed by survival expert Chris Caine, based on his 15 years surviving in the British wilderness. This is ‘a survival tool for the serious survivalist’.
The blade is virtually bombproof and was tested for 2 years in the forests of Britain, the Canadian wilderness, American deserts, the South African bush and the jungles of Borneo, before being put into production.
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 blade laser cut from 5mm, 75 Carbon Steel 52/54 Rockwell and has a full tang. Each tool is supplied sharp, and strong enough to fell a large tree, yet at just over 750g, 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 black micarta with red liners has been designed with three main grips, meaning that power and control can be altered depending on the job in hand. The supplied black sheath is also made to a high standard and fully articulated.
As with the other knives in the Chris Caine Survival Series, the Chris Caine® Survival Tool is individually hand crafted by Sheffield master knife makers at Samuel Staniforth Ltd.
- Overall Length: 17.25″ (445cm)
- Blade Length: 10.25″ (178mm)
- Blade Thickness: 5mm
- Metal: 75 Carbon Steel (Rockwell 52/54)
- Handle: Polished Black Micarta
- Weight: 750g