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Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Howard Wallace, Aug 29, 2010.
:thumbup: Here are a couple photos of this knife from 6/3:
Is waiting for one to pop up for sale in the Hi forum the only way to obtain the HI Survival Knife?
wow! what a nice looking knife! Ive always admired the bushman but the thin blade blew me off. A thicker blade like this one is a dream come true!
Pretty much, unless you email auntie to see if she has one or can have one made for you.
Do what you must to get one! I love my HI survival knife as it is the next evolution of the cold steel bushman which I already see as the last word in an everything knife from preparing meals, to camp chores, to self defense either as a knife or mounting it on a pole and using against large animals. And since the handle is hollow, I already stuck a large Flint and magnesium stick in the handle secured with cloth and a leather thong thru a hole on side of the flint stick and the hole in the handle that acts as the layard hole and a place where you can use a set screw when mounting to a pole. The cloth is oil soaked both to be used as tinder and a wipe down for the blade. And I tested the spine and it sparked the flint no problem. This is knife is a win. I WILL pick up another as soon as I see one on DotD, so be warned!
Mine arrived yesterday. I hav;t had a chance to use it yet, but it looks great. It looks like it could go through Hell and back, and still be ready to do what needs to be done.
I just took mu Survival Knife out for a test chop. I was chopping a sapling with a diameter of 1.25 inches or so. It chopped it like butter. But when I looked at the blade, the edge was chewed up kind of bad in 2 places. I will try to get pictures.
I still don;t have access to a camera. But do you think it is a heat treating problem? Should I try to re sharpen it?
Yes, try sharpening it, if the chips arent large. Contact Auntie directly if it continues to be a problem.
Thanks for the reply. I will try, and see how it does. The edge on it was very thin. Maybe too thin for chopping. I will see how it turns out.
Hate to resurrect old threads but has anyone heard of this knife being offered again? I have the bushman and would really love one of these.
Last one was sold here, at a discount price:
Howard, thank you for the review and the superb pix, just one question, what other goodies have you got under your bed ?
Tis a fearsome place, indeed, under there.
Another expression of interest, in case our fine friends in Nepal want to ramp up production. Love my HI ASTK!!