Hi guys, just wanted to make a post based on my newest knife. After reading all of the great things people have been saying about the Swedish Army Knife, I finally decided to pick one up for myself from CanRanger here on the forums.
CanRanger is based here in Canada and was a pleasure to deal with, I also ordered a custom Kydex or Concealex sheath from Normark or On/Scene Tactical.
Well the knife and sheath arrived on Tuesday of this week, my first thought was I spent $30US on that??? By this I mean I would have spent twice that to get a setup like this one. For the $30 I got the knife, custom sheath, and shipping!!! :super: The knife is, well, WAY MORE THAN I PAID FOR!!! This knife screams of quality, the one downside is the spine is in very rough condition, but that can easily be fixed with a bit of elbow grease and a file, stone, sandpaper, sander, you get the picture.
Speaking of picture, hope this works, its a BAD QUALITY pic of the knife and sheath.
Second, a bad pic of the knife out of the sheath.
Now onto the sheath. This sheath was made by Normark or Eric E. Noeldechen of On/Scene Tactical. To say this sheath is well made and thought out is an understatement. This sheath is a masterpiece to my simple mind. The sheath can be used without the belt loop for easy tip up neck carry with a piece of para cord. With the included, and very well designed, belt loop you can adjust this sheath for either left or right hand carry, 45 degree cant, horizontal carry, upside down, all kinds of ways, and many more I am sure that I have not found yet.
Here is another bad quality picture of the sheath and hardware.
Secondly, here is a pic of just the sheath.
So far I have sharpened this knife, using sandpaper, two sided tape, and a piece of board. Stropped it on some plain leather, whittled tons of fuzzies, peeled apples, potatoes, sliced and diced. There is one draw back in my mind to the Scandi grind. It is not the best for hard food work, it will easily cut hard foods, just not as well as a Swiss Army knife or Opinel, or any other thin flat ground blade. However for general "bushwork" I do not think it can be beat! :biggthump
Well that is my findings to this time, I will post more pics and info once some of the snow melts and I can get back into the woods.
I would love to hear the opinions of others here, if you have one of these knives you know how good it is, if you do not contact CanRanger and Normark, or any dealer in your area and try one of these things out. You will not regret it.
Now to learn, what does anyone here do with their's. What is your preferred method of sharpening, does the spine through good sparks from a man made firesteel?
CanRanger can be found here. http://home.cogeco.ca/~aelias/
On/Scene Tactical can be found here. http://www.mnsi.net/~nbtnoel/
Thanks for listening.