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Hunter's Edge knives from Savage Arms.

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by USAF_Vet, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Member

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    In the paperwork bundled in with my new Savage rifle, there was a small catalog with three Savage knives, the Hunter's Edge.

    I'm looking specifically at the compact fixed blade to incorporate into my EDC.
    I've never heard of, seen or handled a Savage Arms blade. Are they any good?

    The compact fixed blade is made of 420J2 stainless steel, half serrated drop point with a saw tooth back, finished off with linen micrata handle scales.

    https://store.savagearms.com/gear/knife-hunters-edge-compact-fixed-blade.html
     
  2. hso

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    The 420J2 blade steel isn't very good. It is pretty much bottom of the line material.
    There are several design elements that don't make sense to me. Why have saw teeth on the back with a partly serrated blade and a contoured handle that makes using the saw teeth cause hot spots?
    The sheath needs a hard liner.
     
  3. mdauben

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    Most of the "branded" knives like this (knives with a brand name on them not normally associated with knives) tend to be inexpensive imports. If you want a good knife, you are better off getting one from an company that makes knives. For a small, fixed blade for EDC, I would suggest looking at the Ka-Bar Becker Necker, the ESEE Izula or the BRKT Bravo Necker. They are all promoted as "neck knives" but they are quality blades that can be carried on the belt, too.

    This is my BRKT Bravo Necker in a KSF leather belt sheath:

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  4. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep. Browning and HK (made by Benchmade) are notable exceptions in that they are still quality, even if relatively low-priced.
     
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    For the price you could buy a mora. Is a standard answer I am finding. And its true.
     
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