The knife has a bare bones skeleton handle, keeping the knife light weight. The handles have a ripple design to hold the wrapped paracord in place (6 ft of paracord is included). The knife feels good in the hand with the paracord.
A spear can be fashioned by splitting a stick and inserting the knife handle, then wrapping the paracord around the branch. Holding the knife in place.
The entire knife is coated with an Emralon anti-rust and corrosion coating. I can attest to the coating. I put this thing through hell without losing ANY finish on the blade.
With the knife coming in at around 8 ounces, the knife is extremely light. Being a former H2H (Hand to Hand) combat instructor; I also looked at this knife from a combative perspective. Combining the drop point and weight; this blade is a perfect tactical edge weapon.
The Model V comes with a standard Kydex sheath. The sliding attachment point make it easy to take the sheath on and off.
I was able to stash a small ferro rod in the handle underneath the paracord. Using the back side of the blade to scrape on the ferro rod; igniting some fat wood I had shaved off with the Model V. Again, the finish was in tact.
The Xtreme Model V is a true beast in a super light weight package. Its D2 blade will withstand the test of time and you wont have to sharpen it often. The only thing I would like to see-is to offer a non-serrated blade option.
This isn't a heavy thick blade like most survival knives have today. So if that's what your looking for you may what to look at some other models. I would consider this a general purpose/hard use knife. But with its durability and simplicity can accomplish most survival task.
Xtreme Model V
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