Outdoor Edge Hybrid Hunter
Historic Range: $49.99
Reviewers Paid: $50.00
Good knife, very light, holds an edge well.
- Great edge retention
- Excellent grip
- Lightweight with good balance
- Can be difficult to get out of the sheath
Had this knife for about 5 or 6 years now and I don't go into the bush without it. I paid about $50 for it at the local sporting goods store.
It has an overall length of 8 1/8 in. with a blade length of 3 7/8 in. and weighs in at just 3.61 oz. (5.56 oz. in sheath). Full tang design gives it excellent balance and strength, and the rubberized grip holds wet or dry.
The AUS-8 stainless is excellent for keeping an edge and has great durability and pretty good corrosion resistance. Honing is also pretty easy with this steel. The spine of the blade is 1/8 in. thick, which is why I don't have trouble splitting small pieces of wood with this knife. The short wide blade gives you great control when gutting and skinning. You can easily choke up on the blade for the blind cuts while gutting.
The sheath is hard plastic with a well stitched cloth wrap and sturdy belt loop. I always thought the snap strap felt a bit flimsy but it has never let me down yet. There is a tension clip that holds the blade in the sheath and it can be a bit of a wrestling match to get the knife out sometimes, but you don't have to clip it all the way in if you secure the snap strap around the hilt.
Sheath and knife have held up very well after many hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking trips. Fully expect to be using this knife for many years to come.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50