|Posted on July 18, 2010 at 2:25 PM|
Overall length- @ 3 7/8"
Blade length- @ 1 1/2"
The new Silver Creek was designed by Terry Barney (iawoodsman) , a former Air force survival instructor, to use as a personal survival kit knife. He wanted something that wasn't fancy, tough as nails, small enough to fit in a tin and big enough to get the job done.
With those needs in mind, this is what he came up with. The knife features a straight, square spine that throws sparks from a ferro rod, two holes in the handle area used for making a handle wrap of cord, an up-swept profile for skinning and gutting, a sharp point for drilling and a narrow tang for ease of lashing on a split wood handle.
There's one thing I know first hand about Terry Barney, he knows beyond a shadow of a doubt how to survive and thrive in the woods. Better than any other woodsman I have known in my life and I've known several. If he depends on this knife to do the tasks above and more, then I know you'll be happy to have one to help you do the same.
These knives are now made by TOPS knives. If you're interested in one you can go to the Tops website and check it out. They come with a tin and kit. Here's the link:
You can check out Terry's review of the knife and how he uses it here: