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RealSteel Knives Bushcraft Folding Knife 3.54" D2 Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles, Nylon Sheath - RS3716

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Part Number: RST3716
Manufacturer: RealSteel Knives
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Description
RST3716: Bushcraft Folder
Real Steel
 
After the Bushcraft Fixed knife became very popular, Real Steel was asked to bring out a foldable version that combines the classical attributes of a Bushcraft knife with the compact size and mobility of a folding knife. As a result, they made a Bushcraft Folder featuring D2 steel and the classic Bushcraft Scandi grind. The back of the blade is squared off for use with a fire steel. The knife utilizes a liner lock for safe and secure lockup. They reduced the weight through intelligent milling of the steel liners to just over six ounces and the contoured scales made of G10 ensure a firm grip even in wet conditions. To complete the knife it comes with a nylon pouch for easy carry wherever your adventures leads you.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.54" (90 mm)
  • Blade Steel: D2 Carbon Steel, 58-60HRC
  • Thickness: 0.138" (3.5 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.27" (210 mm)
  • Handle Material: Black G10 with Red G10 Spacers
  • Sheath: Nylon
  • Weight: 6.37 oz. (180 g)
  • Made in China
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel
This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Glambx
Kingston, ON
Oct 05, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Blade Material
Great knife, but wrong grind
Great knife, but wrong grind for bushcrafting tasks. The handle scales are fantastic, and the action is beautiful. Everything about the knife says quality - the fit and finish, materials, design. Excellent comfort and control. The spine comes sharp enough to strike a ferro rod. The steel itself is decent, but I would have preferred to pay more for 154CM, or CPM-S30V; D2 is somewhat brittle and not stainless enough for the occasional use bushcrafting knives see (as opposed to an EDC). My main problem with the knife is the grind. The first night I took it out, I processed firewood and constructed a bow drill & fireboard. The blade was quite badly damaged - about 1mm of tip snapped off while awling out holes and much of the cutting edge itself was folded after notching the bow. Don't get me wrong - the flat grind produced epic feathersticks and shavings (which I cut first). But it's just not tough enough for bushcraft use. I remedied by regrinding to a scandi and reforming a new, slightly blunter tip. Not quite as razor sharp, but holds up much better. If you're not up for regrinding the blade, I'd suggest carrying this knife along with your main bushcraft fixed blade; use the fixed blade for batoning, notching, chopping and awling, and keep this one for feathersticks, food prep, softwood carving, etc. For the price, 4.9 stars, rounded up. If they offered it in 154CM or CPM-S30V with a factory scandi grind, I'd buy another in a heartbeat.
5 out of 5
Trevor
New York Palmyra
May 04, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
It's a beast, and different
This will be great for carving and roughing bark for my sticks! Fits awesome in the hand. I like a knife without a clip. The red lines with the black micarta are pretty snazzy!!! The blade shape isn't shaped like the Scandinavian Puukko style but it's different and possesses a unique shape. Bravo!!! Opens like a charm!!! That's one of my favorite things to do with a knife. The groove in the handle near thumb stud is spot on. D2 steel is super strong!!! I can't worry about breaking down with this beast.
4 out of 5
Robert H
Glen Burnie, Md
Feb 22, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, Sheath, None
Great Knife, sheathe not so much...
Overall this is a great knife in fit and finish. Every thing is flush and tight, no wobble or uneven edges. And for D2 steel, the price is very good. Overall the feel is good in the hand, and due to this being a larger folder it fits the hand better. The scales have a nice texture that aids in grip. The blade is fairly thick for a folding knife making it stout and a bit on the heavy side (if that's a concern for you). Would love to see a variation with a pocket clip. Now the sheathe on the other hand is utter crap. Thin nylon and weak rivets. The rivets tore out the second time I wore this knife. That said, I often don't buy a knife based on the sheathe as there are plenty of third party sheathes you can buy. Bought a nice Nite Ize sheathe for $12 that fits this knife nicely and is 100 times better than the sheathe that came with the knife.
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