APO-1T Survival Knife (AUS8) Satin Finish Kydex Sheath Green Liner: MSRP 240,- Euros
Specs of the APO-1T Survival Knife Satin Finish Green Liner:
Steel: AUS8 produced by Aichi Japan
Finish: Classic Satin Finish
Blade Length: 15,4 cm / 6,06 inches
Blade Thickness: 4,7 mm
Handle Length: 12,9 cm / 5.07 inches
Overall Length: 28,4 cm / 11.18 inches
Weight (including sheath): 544 gramms / 19.19 ounces
Rockwell Hardness: 57 Rc +/-1
Handle Material: Black G10 with green liner
Tracker style shape for better chopping!
Description of Product
The APO-1T Survival Knife with its special shape is superb for chopping tasks, made from AUS8 steel which is both tough and robust. The knife is a full-tang design, hardened to a Rockwell hardness of 57 RC +/-1 and the blade is finished to a flat saber grind which gives great strength. The tip was designed with a false wedge to provide better stabbing capability. (Note that the tip can bend or break if subjected to abuse. Such damage where tips are bent or broken off are not covered by the warranty.) The spines edges are square which provide sharp corners making it easy to strike a firesteel. Serrations are cut into the blade spine just forward of the handle to give you fine control when carving or performing other tasks requiring dexterity.
The handle scales are made from G10, a tough fiberglass laminate. In a survival situation, blisters can develop on your hand which may become infected without proper medical treatment. Much thought went into the design of the handle resulting in a very comfortable shape which helps ensure that you can use the knife for hours without worry of blisters. G10 is easy to work with if you want to custom fit the handle scales to your hand, a simple process that you can do using fine grit sandpaper. The scales are secured to the tang with stainless steel screws. The tang at the handle is tapered in order to allow an extended grip, a way to hold the knife which can be useful when chopping, for example, by gripping the knife farther back on the handle.
A small lanyard loop located on the butt of the handle doubles as an emergency hammer which is handy when crushing nuts and seeds or smashing limpets off a rock. The loop is also useful to enable a better grip when you want to stab with the knife, by reversing your grip on the handle and placing your thumb on the emergency hammer.
The sheath is made from tough, black kydex which is robust and fits the knife tightly like a second skin. A small drainage hole is located at the very tip of the sheath. The kydex sheath is handmade, hence the price of the knife is a little bit higher than the knives that come with a nylon sheath.