Review:5.11 Surge Tanto
Model: Tanto Surge
Manufacturer: 5.11 Tactical
Price Paid: 70.00
Extras : none offered
Rating (1-10): 8-the sheath needs belt loops.
Would you recommend this: This is a use specific knife, for survival camping, hunting, not for everyone. Would recommend for those he would have a use for such a knife.
Blade length/overall length:4.25/8.85 OAL
Blade material:Plain edge AUC8 with subdued black oxide coating, HRC 57-60, 4mm blade thickness, flat ground
History: Designed by Mike Vellenkamp of blade tech and fox USA knives
First impressions: Stout and sturdy very sharp blade. Very thick blade, ready for heavy duty use.
Appearance: Basic handle is excellent, non slip grip, adjustable tension kydex sheath, very rugged and capable design.
Features: Full Tang design, lanyard hole, extended point for less than lethal pressure point compliance. G-10 textured scales, blade tech molle lock sheath setup.
Performance: The knife performs camp duties nominally, batoning logs with ease, retains a sharp edge, very comfortable to use knife.
Issues: The sheath is designed to work with military molle systems, and does not have a belt loop attachment. This is the only issue I do not like.
Maintenance: So far none needed, wiped it down with a thin coat of oil and put it away when done using it.
Summary: Good sturdy knife for the money
Last edited by Dcav; 05-26-2011 at 02:54 PM.
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I like the blade design, however I am not sure if the overall ascetics are to my liking. But as you said it is use specific, so function over form.
Speaking of function, how are the ergonomics, specifically the angled handle?
It actually is really comfortable, definitely military minded design. The angled grip actually fits right into the curve of the palm whether used blade towards wrist or towards finger tips. It is obvious alot of thought was given to this handle design. Also the 4.25 blade length makes it Texas legal.
Originally Posted by LJH