HI Survival Knife

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Howard Wallace, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    :thumbup: Here are a couple photos of this knife from 6/3:

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  2. KinJames

    KinJames

    219
    Dec 27, 2004
    Is waiting for one to pop up for sale in the Hi forum the only way to obtain the HI Survival Knife?
     
  3. Translash

    Translash Doing evil things...

    771
    Jan 18, 2011
    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!
     
  4. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Pretty much, unless you email auntie to see if she has one or can have one made for you.
     
  5. willywonka

    willywonka

    136
    Mar 26, 2004
    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! :)
     
  6. The Man In Black

    The Man In Black

    56
    Jan 3, 2007
    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.
     
  7. The Man In Black

    The Man In Black

    56
    Jan 3, 2007
    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.
     
  8. The Man In Black

    The Man In Black

    56
    Jan 3, 2007
    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?
     
  9. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Yes, try sharpening it, if the chips arent large. Contact Auntie directly if it continues to be a problem.
     
  10. The Man In Black

    The Man In Black

    56
    Jan 3, 2007
    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.
     
  11. bemo

    bemo

    509
    Oct 19, 2006
    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.
     
  12. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
  13. blinky bill

    blinky bill

    79
    Aug 17, 2010
    Howard, thank you for the review and the superb pix, just one question, what other goodies have you got under your bed ? :p
     
  14. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Tis a fearsome place, indeed, under there.
     
  15. fragmatic

    fragmatic

    42
    Sep 17, 2007
    Another expression of interest, in case our fine friends in Nepal want to ramp up production. Love my HI ASTK!!
     

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