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Mountaineer 1 review/test

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by machine26, May 11, 2012.

  1. machine26


    Sep 3, 2009
    Here is a little review of the mountaineer 1 I did a couple weeks ago. I did basic camp/survival tasks with it.

    Here is a comparison pic with the BK5 just to give everyone a size reference, it's a little fella.

    Here is a pic batonning kindling with it, worked just fine for this, just keep the wood size reasonable.

    Making trap parts and fuzz sticks ad processing fatlighter. It's very sharp and nimble knife, finer tasks is where it excels.

    Cutting down a small tree to make a spear. I'm sure most of you guys know thi technique. Bend the tree and cut down into it at the apex of the bend, itll dang near cut he tree in half with one cut. It was kinda difficult doing all this and taking a pic at the same time.

    Batonnig the end of the tree off to make it the correct length.

    Finished spear.

    Overall impressions are good. It's a small knife that's very sharp and very capable if used correctly. It works great for finer tasks and food prep. Reminds me of a mora, just more robust and beefy.

    Hope ya'll enjoyed the review.
  2. JohnnyO


    Sep 1, 2002
    Nice review. It's good to see someone writing about CR's fixed blade knives. The SEB is a great knife. No doubt. Yet, his fixed blades are just as nice, but rarely raved about.
  3. machine26


    Sep 3, 2009

    Agreed, the fixed bladesare great knives, I'm surprised they don't garner more attention.
  4. johnhere


    Dec 18, 2010
    When I'm in the market for a fixed blade, I'm sure i'll be looking at CRK, but I'm a city boy and even a large sebenza seems big at times. Not that I'm complaining. This review, the review of the professional solder a little while ago... They're all great reads even if I don't have much use for a fixed blade just now.

    But the kiddos (both almost 5) will be going up north to the woods with my dad and my father-in-law next weekend. If it goes well, maybe we'll be going up more often and a fixed blade will be in my future.
  5. Haze


    Aug 2, 2004
    Thanks for the words and pics, the Mtnr I really is a great little knife. :):thumbup:
  6. nickpp

    nickpp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Nice review. The mountaineer is my favourite user out of the OPK range.

  7. GRIM 62

    GRIM 62

    Mar 29, 2009
    That is one sweet little woods blade,nice review!:cool:
  8. machine26


    Sep 3, 2009
    Thanks, glad ya'll enjoyed it.

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