The Less Stroud ultimate survival knife could be the difference between life and death in the wilderness. The Les Stroud Ultimate Survival Knife features a four and three fourths inches blade. The entire knife is roughly ten inches long. Not only is the blade stainless steel but there is a storage compartment as well. The knife is also equipped with a mirror for SOS signaling. If that was not enough, Les Stroud went another step, installing a fire starter as well as an LED flashlight within the knife. It even comes with its own blade sharpener.
Any good outdoors-man knows that the right ultimate survival knife is vital in the wilderness. Not only does the tool aid in gathering for campsites, but it offers protection. Men do not have claws but wild animals do. Knives can be used to scale fish as well as remove meat from a fresh kill. This knife goes beyond the call of duty. The storage compartment is specially designed for trail maps. If the hiker gets lost, the mirror is essential for finding help. The flashlight assists sight at night. The built-in fire starter allows for emergency fire building, in case matches or lighters become lost or wet.
This ultimate survival knife is truly one of a kind. It does not just have purpose to the hunter, but to the average household as well. It is ideal for cutting rope and home construction projects. It may be better than a pair of scissors in some instances!
With all products though, the do come with some downsides. According to several customer reviews, the belt loop strap can snap. It becomes difficult to repair because of the strap’s thickness. Some complain about the bulkiness of the sheath, and that the blade has trouble remaining in its holster. Most feel as though Mr. Stroud felt the need to amp up the sheath but did not spend adequate designing the blade and sheath to be aesthetically pleasing.
That being said, a knife is not built for aesthetics. All in all the Les Stroud Ultimate Survival Knife is a good buy for a fair price. It is durable, it is convenient, but most of all it is versatile. The reason it has ‘survival’ in its title is because the purpose is to help get its owner out of a tight spot. The knife was made to be a companion. As it is continued, this magnificent piece of equipment will save many lives in the outdoors. It is strong. It is weighted. It may not be a beautiful sight to behold or make its owner look like a ninja outdoors-man, but the bottom line is that it gets its job done. All of the features of this knife are accompanied with a short survival guide as well. For fifty dollars, this purchase could truly be the difference between life and death on the next camping trip you decide to take. The Les Stroud Ultimate Survival Knife deserves a serious look from all campers, hunters, and adventurers.