mb006 – Boy Scout Special – 12 inch

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This was a knife sent by my supplier to compensate for a shortage in another.

It is NOT one I would have ordered. Why? Because it has a blardy awful plastic handle! Not only that but there was meant to be an led light in the handle that hasn’t been put there – but the hole has…. grrrr.

However the blade and the sheath are not so bad. As you can screw the handle off it would make a perfect project to shape up two nice hardwood grips and make a half decent knife for yourself.

Overall: 12 inch (30cm)

Blade: 7 inch (18cm) long by 1.5 inch wide (4cm) by 2.8mm thick on the back edge.

Handle: Plastic, camouflage colour with compass inserted and a lovely hole where an led light should be!! However handle is held on by 3 brass screw fixings. Make your own handle and get a decent knife.

Tang: full tang.

Weight: 231grams

Sheath: Adequate nylon with retaining strap and belt loop.

What makes this knives OK is the steel used. Many knives are made with inferior grades of stainless steel. “Stainless” is a large group of steel alloys – many entirely unsuitable for blade use.

Grade 420 is capable of attaining good hardness, sharpness and wear resistance of all the stainless alloys. Its very high carbon content is responsible for these characteristics along with superior heat treatment. Of course this is also more expensive – you get what you pay for.

At this price you can’t go wrong! Quality steel and fantastic price.