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Our best Kurt knife was the CRT UK which is made from above average material and has the best handle which will provide superior grip at a fair price. You also want to make sure the handle is of good quality which will provide a decent grip.
You can start with the summary below or head over to the beginners guide at the end where I will cover everything in more detail. The Kurt Plus was best for those that are on a tight budget, and the AKBAR BK21 was off the highest quality but came with a hefty price tag.
Editors Rating : 10/10 Material Used : 65 Mn Carbon Steel Blade Length : 10.5 Best for : For the best blade and handle quality without breaking the bank, I would recommend the CRT UK which was also my top pick.
Editors Rating : 10/10 Material Used : 65 Mn Carbon Steel Blade Length : 10.5 The blade has a length of just over 10.5” and is made from 65 Mn carbon steel which also has a black coating to protect it from rust or corrosion.
The handle comprises two material which includes a polypropylene core with a thermoplastic rubber coating. Products made from the company Cold Steel are known to be of high quality.
The blade also has a black coating which adds an extra layer of protection against rust and corrosion. At the base of the blade, there is also a solid piece of steel guard which will protect your fingers.
The handle is made from Polypropylene which gives it excellent grip and strength. Best for : This knife is for people that want the best of the best and are not afraid to pay the hefty price tag when it comes to Kurt knives.
The handle has a unique shape and is made from Ultramid® material which provides thermal stability, stiffness and also high mechanical strength. Best for : If you want to have a Kurt knife which has a saw-toothed edge at the spine of the blade, then the SO Safari is for you.
This knife is truly unique because the spine of the blade can be used as a saw which can cut through thick pieces of wood in no time. The knife also makes use of a Keaton rubber handle which will give you the best grip possible.
This knife is best used for backpackers that plan to do a lot of chopping as the product can also be used to saw wood. You want a Kurt knife where the blade is made from a durable metal which will not bend or break on the point of impact.
The handle should not break and must give you the grip needed to do your job effectively. It has a distinct curve on the blade which makes it ideal for cutting and slashing but not stabbing.
The knife has a weighted forward center of gravity caused by its fat belly which will give it extra momentum when swinging the blade. The Kurt knife can be used for self-defense (in the case of a zombie apocalypse) or be used as a handy tool to slice your way through vegetation or to even split logs.
This steel has a complex formula which contains Carbon, Sulfur, Silicon, Chromium, Manganese, Nickel, and Phosphorus. It is very strong and robust steel which means the Kurt will not break and the edge will stay sharp for longer.
It is also high in carbon which means it is vulnerable to rust which is why the blade is black coated for protection. The only disadvantage with this steel is that it can corrode easily when coming into contact with moisture and acid over time.
Knives made with this steel need some coating to prevent it from rusting. It contains Carbon, Chromium, Molybdenum, Vanadium, Nickel, Manganese, Silicon, Phosphorus and Sulfur.
It will keep the cutting edge sharp for a long time and has some resistance to corrosion. It has a long list of ingredients while the four main ones are Carbon, Chromium, Molybdenum, and Vanadium.
A Kurt can have the best blade which is the sharpest and made out of the strongest material, but when the handle provides a weak grip or breaks upon impact, then the knife will be useless. The first material used to make the handles are polypropylene which is a thermoplastic polymer which falls under a chemical compound.
The next type of material used is rubber which offers the best grip and shock absorbance. The product which will provide the best grip and has the best handle is the CRT UK that makes use of polypropylene and a thermoplastic rubber coating.
The next product on the list that provides superior handling is the Schrader SCHF48 Jethro that makes use of a finger choir which will give you better control over the blade. If you still could not make up your mind, you can head over to the comparison table above or go through the beginner’s guide.
For me personally that knife has to be an all-purpose, any purpose tool, hard use and heavy-use; good for prying, stabbing, hard hitting... it should be a knife, a machete, an axe, a sword, a slicer, a chopper, a bit of everything good packed together in a single knife and under 10oz weight... I would be stuck between: Oldsters 4Max, Medford Fighter, Medford Proximal and Medford Praetorian T... something with super heavy 0.19 inch thick blade, 4+ inch long blade (the more the better) with full titanium body/frame handles (I don't think G10 or CF is appropriate for this type of SNAFU situation).
I mean.... Scooter already gave the right answer, so anything else is just the rest of us piling on and trying to show how clever we are. Now obviously, this assumes that this “shiro-yari” is one tool in a more comprehensive kit that includes flares, grenades, an urban assault vehicle with run-flat tires, flame projectors, reactive armor, and some friends who are smart enough to figure out that acting out movies in real life, gets you turned into a Walker.
I quit watching The Walking Dead after only a few seasons, because it was just too weird, but the Buses Team Gemini seemed to work pretty well for what's-his-name, so I'll go with that. Aside from some hardcore bush craft guys and people who already have great “off the grid” farms, compounds, etc.
most of us are not prepared for societal collapse; much fewer hordes of the undead. Based on various versions of the undead from movies and television, I don't think edged weapons are going to be ideal either.
Perhaps some kind of hammer or club for caving in craniums... You probably want to avoid infectious splatter if possible. The Kurt is pretty versatile and can do a lot for its size.
A smaller fixed blade for utility stuff could become in handy. Maybe a thin, slice folder that you could reserve for delicate cutting tasks... You'll need a couple of sharpening stones, maybe a little kit to keep on top of it.
If you ran out of ammo, I don’t think a 4” fixed blade and SAK would cut it. Zombie Apocalypse ... or total breakdown of law, civil war/unrest or rebellion type of situation.
But if forced leaving home, I would carry something along the line of a Randal 1-7 for a combination fighter and general use outdoor knife.