There are many recommendations for the best starter knives for the outdoor enthusiast or bush hobbyist. While some say a lot about the potential benefits and results one can expect with the ‘new’ or ‘improved’ tool, it often comes down to skill and practical application. Those starting out often fall prey to the ‘buy once, cry once’ mentality, but that doesn’t always give them the opportunity to make mistakes and learn.
TRUE has dedicated a knife set for this very purpose. The PrimalForge Kit is an affordable two-knife set suitable for those new to the world of nature and bushcraft. The set comes with two knives: a 6.5″ chopper and a 7.25″ Tanto slicer. While these knives may be a bit large for those used to fine tasks and learned repetition, their size provides enough room to adjust the blade and get used to the general functionality without risking easy injury. The chopper sits tall and has machined textures near the spine of the blade. The Tanto slicer blends in with the overall design and tapers in height along the length of the blade. This knife features a concave blade line, allowing a slightly larger surface area to be used with fine cutting abilities. Both knives are constructed of a strong, dark mondo wood that is resistant to weather and moisture, but not too rough on the hand for continued use.
The blades are made of 5CR15MoV stainless steel, which is highly resistant to corrosion. 5CR15 has a Rockwell hardness of 54, which can hold an edge well but isn’t too strong or prone to chipping. Using this steel provides an economical option that allows users durability and strength without spending hundreds of dollars. For the beginner, this is an excellent option.
The PrimalForge kit is a strong contender for outdoor and camping use. These blades, combined with the included roll of waxed canvas, can be safely taken along on any adventure, camping trip, or excursion to a wooded or craft excursion. With a solid, reliable type of steel and an unusual but highly functional blade shape, they will last a long time and continue to provide excellent use as a tool. For more information on the Primal Forge Kit, please visit here.
- Two knives: 6.5″ chopping blade, 7.25″ Tanto slicer
- 5CR15MOV Steel
- Dark Monzo Wood Handles
- Waxed cotton tote
- MSRP: $99.99
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