Pointy and primitive. That’s what comes to mind when you first set eyes on the Stroup Knives Mountain Predator. Designed with input from survival master E.J. Snyder, this rugged blade doesn’t just look the part, but it performs as your one-knife solution for living in the wilds. In this review, Mike Travis gives a detailed review of this fierce-looking knife.
The Darien Machete from Expat Knives, a division of ESEE, is ready for any jungle expedition or backwoods trek you’re likely to take. In this extensive test, regular contributor and bushcraft expert Reuben Bolieu uses the Darien Machete as his primary blade to see if it can handle the rigors of living in a primitive camp.
The Muc 85 from J. Hoffman Knives is a well-constructed custom field knife with thin blade and excellent handling qualities. In this review, regular contributor Jim Cobb found it to be a superb slicer for food prep work. If you prefer a sleek blade for precision cutting over a beefy chopper, this might be just the knife to consider.
Alex Harrison designs his blades for Night Watch Knives based on what he’d like to carry on-duty. Here Jim Cobb profiles Harrison, a former deputy, now detective, with his local sheriff’s department and details Harrison’s philosophy on knifemaking. We’re betting you’ll like his lightweight, carry-friendly knives that provide big-knife performance without big-knife concealment difficulties.