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Landi Knives CT5 Fixed Blade Knife 5.25" A2 Satin, Black Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath - LKCT5

$299.99

Part #: LKCT5 | Landi Knives
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Description
LKCT5: CT5
Landi Knives
 
Landi Knives strives to create tools that can be useful to a variety of people. These knives stand up to hard abuse and will last a lifetime. Landi Knives' goal is to make high-end cutlery accessible to all end users. With this philosophy in mind, Landi Knives are used around the world in every situation where people reach for a knife — bushwhacking, camping, hunting, survival, law enforcement, military operations, food prep and much more.

The CT5 is a mid-sized full tang fixed blade knife with featuring a 5.25" brushed satin finish blade made from A2 tool steel. The canvas Micarta handles contoured for a secure and comfortable grip. The CT5 comes complete with a molded Kydex sheath.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 5.25"
  • Cutting Edge: 5.00"
  • Handle Length: 4.50"
  • Overall Length: 10.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19"
  • Blade Material: A2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Thickness: 0.74"
  • Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta
  • Sheath: Kydex
  • Weight: 9.7 oz.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 000000227551

Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Landi Knives CT5 Fixed Blade Knife 5.25" A2 Satin, Black Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath1.000 (1 review)
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Landi Knives CT5 Fixed Blade Knife 5.25" A2 Satin, Black Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath
1 out of 5
Jim
New Jersey
Dec 15, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Not worth the price
A knife costing $150 (which the CT5 typically does) shouldn't have any rough edges - literally or figuratively - but this one has both.The overall concept and design is a good one; full flat grind, 5.5" A2 tool steel blade, 3/16" thick, full tang construction, 5" handle with micarta scales, Kydex sheath. It's all there, on paper anyway. The execution suggests a beta version however as there are several areas that imply little to no actual field testing was done.The sheath doesn't seem to be Kydex, but instead more like some type of injection molded plastic. No matter the composite, all the edges are sharp and unfinished. Rub a finger across any of them and you're likely to need a bandage. The handle exhibits the same tendencies; forward and trailing edges of the micarta scales end in sharply acute angles, as does the extended pommel. The jimping on the spine is all but unusable unless you're wearing gloves, or you enjoying removing several layers of skin from your thumb. The grind shows a similar lack of development.A full flat grind (FFG) will typically angle down to the cutting edge, frequently terminating in a zero grind. Some have secondary bevels, but usually they're so finely integrated that you have to look closely to see it. Not here; this one tapers down to a really thick edge, at which point there is a very steep secondary grind. It's unique for sure, but difficult to maintain and not intuitive to use. Food prep is out of the question as it mauls more than slices. Fine detail wood carving is quite the challenge as well. Battoning it excels at but for most of us that's just a very small portion of what we use a knife for.I decided that a few of the issues - like a poorly fitting sheath and multiple scratches on the blade from the same - were not something I should deal with for a knife costing this much so I contacted the owner of Landi knives and asked for his assistance. His reply was if I paid for shipping both ways, and was willing to wait two months, he would fix his mistakes (or should I say the remaining mistakes as I had already fixed a few myself). Naturally I declined.With several refinements, better manufacturing, legitimate QC and genuine support this Landi knife could be a solid option. Without a lot of changes it's not worth $150 I'm afraid. For this price you should look elsewhere.

 

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