Outdoor Edge SwingBlade
The knife looks good, and is very sharp, and works…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70
The knife looks good, and is very sharp, and works well. However, it requires care similar to carbon steel. If it is left exposed to blood and moisture for extended periods of time, the blade edges and the finish will suffer The lifetime warrantee does not cover rust or corrosion. This knife requires more TLC than other stainless steel knives.
- Ease of use
- Prone to rusting much more than other stainless steels
The knife as supplied out of the box is very sharp. Extra care should be invested when switching blades. Contact with either edge will draw blood (or tendons).
The first time it was used, it was not cleaned right away as recommended in the instructions, because I believed a $70 stainless steel knife should not need alot of care. BIG MISTAKE. A week later I found both blades heavily rusted and pitted. The factory does not cover rust or corrosion in the lifetime warrantee.
The knife works well for the intended purpose, but the steel is only SEMI stainless, and requires more PM than most stainless steel knives. If you can live with the susceptability to rust, and use accordingly, it will not dissapoint. The first time it is put away dirty or wet, it may dissapoint.
Gutted my first deer with this knife last week. Opened…
Price Paid: $49
Gutted my first deer with this knife last week. Opened him up like a zipper and skinner blade made short work of removing the entrails. Cleaned up easy and dressed blade for next time. Still seems sharp. Good product.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The most innovative new hunting knife to hit the market in years. The SwingBlade is an international knife combining the design efforts of Outdoor Edge president David Bloch, EKA Knives of Sweden (founded in 1882) and professional Swedish hunter Thomas Ekberg.Simply push the lock button and the blade changes from a drop-point skinner to the most functional gutting knife for big game. This innovative design cuts beneath the skin to open game like a zipper. Eliminates the chance of cutting hair or internal organs. The SwingBlade is hand finished shaving sharp from AUS-8 stainless steel and subzero quenched for superior edge retention and performance. Rubberized Kraton handles ensure a positive, non-slip grip, even when wet. The SwingBlade comes complete with a quality nylon belt sheath and is lifetime guaranteed.
- Ramsey Outdoor