Nice to see that someone out there hasn’t completely shifted over to stainless steel, and it doesn’t surprise me to find that among the last to resist that impulse is Microtech, producer of high quality military blades. The D2 tool steel Microtech favors is corrosion resistant, needing a minimum of maintenance that rewards the owner with a superior cutting edge. Ten inches long and cleaver stout, the Currahee was designed for and field tested by a Special Forces Boat Team. Obviously it passed all the tests.
Microtech’s polymer anti-reflective coating now comes in three tones for a choice of field conditions–desert tan, jet black or olive drab. The rugged Micarta handle, with the feel of fine rosewood, will match the camo of the blade. With lanyard holes at the butt, the handle isn’t quite as stout as a hammer, but the steel tang extends just far enough beyond the handle to serve as an emergency window breaker if needed. The Currahee comes with a ballastic nylon belt sheath to keep the 4.48″ blade safely within reach.
Even though the Microtech warranty doesn’t cover use it considers abusive, like prying or throwing, I’d have confidence this hefty full tang construction could take the hard use a good field knife will see. In many situations you don’t have the option of observing the warranty restrictions. You just need a knife that will hold up, and the Currahee (from the Cherokee words for “stands alone”) will do that.
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