Deck Knives with molded handle. article printed in Surplus Today,November 2016
Don't let the word reproduction fool you, this is still a very solid and useful knife. It is not just for show. The blade is just over five inches, and the whole knife is just over 10.5-inches. The blade is quite sharp right out of the package, The molded handle is made of a hard rubber making for a nice grip. Included with the knife is a leather sheath with belt loop.
With the size and well-balanced weight, it makes a perfect survival knife. I took it with me on a recent camping trip. First I used the knife to remove small branches from logs before splitting. I then used it to chop some slightly larger branches (around two inches in diameter) down to 18-24 inch sections to fit into a fire. The knife worked well as well as a small hatchet for these purposes.
After chopping wood, I was worried the blade may become dull,. However, next I used it to cut rope for a clothes line and to hang tarps. the blade maintained its edge well and easily cut right through the rope. Last I was able to quickly sharpen a stick for hot dogs or marshmallows very easily with the knife.
At an M.S.R.P. of only $120.00 for the Mark 1 U.S. Navy Deck knife reproduction, your customers can own a piece of history for a fraction of the cost of an original. This is a perfect knife for any outdoors man, bushcrafter or survivalist.