Kestrel or Sere 2000

Apr 18, 1999
I have been considering adding another unnecessary knife to my collection. In that I have many four inchers, I thought I'd try something a bit shorter. Both the MT Kestrel and the new Sere 2000 have caught my eye. At present, I am leaning toward the Kestrel, but that could change in ten minutes. Has anyone had experience with either of these knives? Any input will be appreciated.

Yes, I had a Kestel, and sold it--and I'm a Microtech collector. Despite my passion, I actually like to use my stuff. And truth be told, that re-curve blade just wasn't good for the daily stuff. I do have ornate knives and knives I don't carry on a regular basis, so I understand a knife as 'pure collectible.' I switched over to an LCC for a daily carry--same quality, and definitely more user friendly. From what I have heard, the SERE's are built very tough.--OKG
Willie Boy,
I too have had both. Now I have neither. I am in the process of rectifying this situation since I have an Al Mar comming tomorrow. Do a search on the Knife Reveiw forum with the SERE and you will come up with a ton of info. I replaced my Sere with a LCC and then ended up trading the SERE. BIG MISTAKE! Plan to put up the LCC and carry the SERE. The SERE is a heck of a knife for the money. It gives MT's fit and finish a run for its money as it is very comparable. Kestrel is too small and too specialized for me.

Art Sigmon
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"
Php. 4:13

"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword"
Heb. 4:12
My choice would be the SERE 2000. This is a beautifully built knife. It can be used to do just about anything a knife will be required to do.
These are two wayyyyy different knives. I have both and like both but to me the Krestal is more of a conversational piece and something really cool (and small) to carry.

For true knife functions I agree with Art, the SERE does just about everything you would expect a folder to do....and easier to sharpen, too.

Get the SERE if you can only get one.

~Greg Mete~
Kodiak Alaska

Thanks for your input guys. As recommended, I have reviewed the other SERE threads and, with hands shaking, I ordered the SERE five minutes ago. When it arrives, I give you my impressions. Thanks again!