The following is from the 1989 Kershaw catalog:
Kershaw’s fixed-blade Survival Knife supplies an added measure of security in a multi-purpose blade developed for situations in the forest, wilderness, tundra, or anywhere a large blade for hard work could make the distinction. It incorporates the desired attributes you require in functional, resilient blade.
Its machete-shaped survival blade is made of Kershaw’s AUS 8-A high-carbon stainless-steel, sandblasted to a smooth non-reflective surface, and also formed with solid flavor to guarantee a strong lock-up between the blade and also the take care of. Double cross-cut saw teeth on the back can translucented laborious such as wood, bone, and also even metal.
The handle itself is a steel pipe covered with Kershaw’s Task Force ™ polymer rubber grip, which is contoured with finger grooves for favorable control. The Task Force deal with supplies a solid non-slip hold in all conditions. The butt could be utilized as a hammer without damaging the blade. Its threaded butt cap features “O” rings to secure a water-tight storage space tubing in the deal with, which can save emergency situation products, such as suits and angling hooks as well as line.
The extra-large Cordura sheath supplies two storage areas, one for a full dimension compass and water-proof survival cards, which are included. This sturdy sheath features vast loops for usage with belt or leg straps, a fold down strap with quick-release clasp, as well as durable grommets.
Components of the sheath and also knife handle include:
Water resistant survival cards
Reflective back-tracker strips
Medical materials – Adhesive bandages; Antibiotic lotion; Suture & Needle; Safety pins; razor blade and also even more
Water filtration tablets
Fluorescent skin linking yarn
Fire starter wicks