Bring up the topic of what makes the best survival and/or hunting knife, and you will get opinions! But the survival knife topic begs to be explored. Of all the tools needed to ensure your survival in an emergency wilderness situation, a good knife would have to be ranked number one. So let the debate begin!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Review: The C.T. Fischer Nessmuk Knife
This Nessmuk-style knife is a winner!
Sometimes a knife just looks right, and that's what drew my eye to an ad for a "Nessmuk" knife. It looked like a quality workhorse.
For a little background here, George Washington Sears, 1821-1890, is better known by his pen name of "Nessmuk". He wrote one of the first wilderness survival books, "Woodcraft," in 1884 and was a regular contributor to "Forest and Stream Magazine."
Sears had strong opinions about survival gear, and designed several pieces, including the "Nessmuk" knife.
So when I saw a Nessmuk-style knife advertised by C.T. Fischer Knives, based in Elk City, Idaho, I just had to try one out . I got one from Fischer, and put the knife through its paces.
Here's my thoughts on the Nessmuk after testing it: click here to read the review!