Posts Tagged ‘Fixed Blade Knife’

The SOG Jungle Primitive Fixed Blade Knife is an incredibly sharp knife right out of the box.   It is a large knife; 9.5 inches with a partially serated 420 hardened black, stainless steel blade.  The handle is a molded Kraton material but I found it works better after I wrapped it four times with black, cloth hockey tape.  It increases the thickness of the handle and I find the grip works better that way.   The total length is 15.3 inches, weighs 14 ounces and comes with a nylon sheath with accessory pouch and a lifetime warranty.

On the pro side the knife is large, sharp, ergonomic, comfortable and durable and both the sheath and the knife are well made.  On the con side the accessory pouch for the sharpening stone does not come with the sharpening stone; and the handle which has a designed drilled hole in it, to accomodate a wrist strap or paracord does not come with the strap or paracord.

I also found the handle to be a little too thin; but as mentioned earlier that was quickly remedied by wrapping the handle with black cloth hockey tape.  I added my own paracord by running it through the hole in the handle; and then knotted the ends and sealed them by using a lighter to keep  the cord from fraying.

Retail prices are all over the place.  On average you should pay between $25.00 and $35.00 for this knife.  I’ve seen places selling the exact same knife for $60.00.  Don’t do it.  You can find these knives for between $25.00 and $35.00 dollars.  Overall it is an excellent knife for the money.

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Your fixed blade knife with sheath must be secured to your bug out bag in such a manner as to allow for quick access when needed.  The two best places to attach a fixed blade knife with sheath are

1 – To the front portion of the right or left  shoulder strap.

2 -On the right or left side of the pack so it extends high enough above the pack to easily reach over your shoulder to unfasten the knife from the sheath and quickly draw the knife as needed.  

The left or right side choice for both methods can be determined by which hand you plan on using the weapon with.  My personal mounting choices would be right side on both of the above scenarios.