Harvey King Knife review


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TimboKhan
November 4, 2012, 01:04 AM
I bought a nice little knife from Harvey King a couple of months back, and I bought it fully intending to use it in the field. This past weekend, I had the chance to do it, and the experience was great.

First, let me point out that Mr. King makes his own sheathes which was part of the appeal of buying from Mr. King to begin with. The sheath is what I think of as a Scandanavian type holster in that the knife sits low in a open leather sheath with no snaps or anything like that to keep it secure. I prefer this type of sheath because I think it makes the knife much easier to access with no real sacrifice to security.

The knife itself performed fantastically on a medium sized doe I shot. Edge retention with the D2 was fine, the knife was perfectly sized and comfortable to hold, and the micarta handles didn't get slick with blood and guts. It also served quite well when butchering.

Overall, it's a tool that I am proud to own, but even more proud to use. I understand that I could have done the same task with any number of knives, but honestly, the quality of the the knife and the fact that Mr. King is a craftsman and a nice guy to boot make it worth the extra money. By the way, this knife cost me $150.00, which I find to be very reasonable. In fact, I think it's a pure bargain given the fit and finish.

In any case, this knife is going to be my go-to hunting knife for many years and I am delighted to own and use it!

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TimboKhan
November 4, 2012, 01:08 AM
Here is a hastily taken pic. Bottle cap is for perspective since this is my bluetooth keyboard for my iPad. Also, I would add that I need to clean it still after only a cursory cleaning after the hunt

TimboKhan
November 4, 2012, 01:10 AM
And, here is the knife in it's sheath

JShirley
November 4, 2012, 03:01 PM
Yeah, good little design.
(What type and caliber rifle?)

TimboKhan
November 4, 2012, 03:45 PM
I used my Ruger Gunsite Scout in .308. Good year with that rifle! 5 shots in the field have yielded three hogs and one deer. I am using a Vortex Viper 4-12x40 scope, which so far has turned out to be a pretty good scope. It holds zero, and the variable ring is easy to manipulate. Good midrange scope!

jbkebert
November 4, 2012, 09:22 PM
I used my small game knife from harv this weekend on 4 pheasant. The knife is small enough to be used on ducks and pheasant but more than plenty enough knife for deer and elk.

harvjr
November 6, 2012, 07:16 AM
Thanks for the kind words gentelmen!!!!

The Small Game has been one of my top sellers since its inception!!

Harv

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