The award-winning* production version of the Fiddleback Forge Camp Knife is the perfect camping companion. Its beefy blade and full-grip handle help it tackle a range of outdoor chores, from shelter building to fire tending to food prep.
The handle of the Camp Knife owes its design to the khukuri -- it can be held in two positions, increasing or decreasing the "snap" used when chopping. This knife is both a real workhorse and a pleasure to use.
- Profile Name: Camp Knife
- Handle Material: Natural Canvas Micarta
- Overall Length: 11.41 Inches (290mm)
- Blade Length: 6.41 Inches (163mm)
- Weight: 13.9oz
- Thickness: 3/16" (4.75mm) - Standard Full Tang
- Steel: CPM 3V
High quality leather sheath included.
*Knives Illustrated named the Fiddleback Forge Production Camp Knife as its "Editor's Choice" at BLADE Show 2015!
I don't really have another knife to compare this do: I have a ton of Mora, Svord, Benchmade, Kabar and Tops knives. This comes as close to a one knife solution as I think you can get. I was previously carrying a Svord Von Temsky Bowie and a Mora stainless Bushcraft (the bright orange kind). The Camp Knife seems like it will do it all. However, I have XXL hands, I don't think that would be the case for small/medium hands.
The handle is the best ever, my hand fused to it the first time I held onto it.
The point of balance is between the top of the handle and the highest screw, feels great. You can comfortably rest your thumb on the top of the handle for a high carving grip, or hold it from the base of the handle if you want to use it other ways.
After 5 hours of use today, the cryo treated 3v steel still cuts paper. I'd buy another one if Fiddleback did a run in M390 and treated them to Rc61 (hint hint).
Downside - There was a bit of a bur on the blade, and I felt like the grind could have been more even, especially at the tip and base of the blade: Both easily smoothed out on the 1x30 belt grinder.