Elk Ridge Evolution Survival Spear | 14" Overall, 3Cr13 Stainless Steel, ERESP001BK
Elk Ridge Evolution Survival Spear Specifications:
- 14" overall
- 8" black finish partially serrated 3Cr13 stainless spear point blade
- Double edge blade
- The hollow handle is threaded to fit most broom handles
- Features screw off cap with compass and a small survival kit
- Black nylon belt sheath
Elk Ridge Evolution Survival SpearBy: Stephen Austin on 6 August 2020Very nice spearhead. The funny thing is that it's supposed to fit a standard broom handle and wooden broom handles are rare Australian broom handles are hollow , cheaply made crap , I went to the extra expense and got one in Tasmanian Oak..
A great addition to a survival kit if you can affo6 October 2018I bought this as a result of the $15 off at EXTAC - a great offer and I must admit I've always looked at a survival spear addition to my kit but not purchased one until now... Well, I was pleasantly surprised - this is a serious piece of blade... well done Elk Ridge! This is heavy and very sharp, with equally-sharp (and therefore useful) serrations that could be used to saw branches or timber with the added torque from a long handle. The whole piece feels quality and hefty, and although I haven't field-tested it yet, I can imagine with a broom handle or suitable branch inserted this could make a valuable tool. The survival kit is a bit gimmicky in a little plastic bag and if you had to rely on it you'd be in serious trouble - and to be honest I can't imagine anyone packing just this item with it's kit and having to rely on it haha... I would take this out and retro-fit it inside a plastic tube that contains more useful items and is easier to get out of the handle. As for the steel - 3Cr13 is a good steel for a blade like this and is seriously heavy-duty and sharp - and for $60 it gets the nod of approval. From the Tomahawkdb website (thanks guys); "3CR13 stainless steel is a type of Chinese graded stainless steel similar to the 420J2 series popular in the continental United States. Regardless of how it is called, this steel is one of the most popular metals on the market when creating affordable and durable knives. It is extremely easy to sharpen this particular metal to a fine edge or point. Add the fact that the 3CR13 adds alloys to improve the natural resistance of corrosion already found in stainless steel and you have a tough metal made for daily use by the average consumer. Knife makers around the world like to use and manipulate this steel, creating inexpensive yet durable blades. In fact, this is one of the most commonly used metals for divers because of its intense resistance to corrosion, no matter the weather conditions. The Chinese grade goes a little further by adding Molybdenum and Vanadium to the raw metal. Adding Molybdenum increases the strength of the metal when forging new designs. The hardness of the material itself goes higher, making the metal tougher overall. This hardness correlates directly with major improvements in machine work along with making the already corrosion resistant material even harder to damage. Adding vanadium to the mixture also adds to the strength of the metal. It becomes more wear resistant, adding years of life to the sharp edges and specialty weapons. It increases the toughness, allowing the metal to be used daily during intense work regimes." In short - good steel!!! The nylon sheath is heavy-duty and can be lashed to the leg or kit, fine for this blade. Finally, the handle is ribbed so you can use this in the hand as a knife although if wet or using a lot of downwards force there is the risk of the hand slipping onto the blade so it would be a last resort. In 'knife-use situations' the blade is workable although the serrations may create issues with certain cutting tasks. Overall this is a great tool if you wanted to add it to a backpack, although I do sometimes struggle to think what it would be genuinely useful for unless fishing for something big and easily speared (salmon, feeding sharks etc), or staving off wild boar or a pack of wild dogs. Quality-wise, a great item for the price. Well done EXTAC!