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    Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Hello,
    past days I had the chance to try a SECARE by our own S. Mitchell, for an article I’m writing for the Italian knive’s magazine “Lame d’autore”. My SECARE is an user, it was carried and used during an expedition on the Monte Bianco (the highest mountain here in Europe). You may see the discoloration on the handle, due by the acid water of the glacier, and some “black” color on the orange liners as the previous owner wanted for a smaller orange parts



    The SECARE is clearly a “survival” knife: the spear-point blade is versatile, compact and thick enough (5 mm) to be realiable for heavy uses too

    Please note the huge bolsters (a sort of “Barlow” reminiscence?), they are a very original touch of this knife.

    About the handle, it’s nicely and someway peculiarly shaped, highly comfortable when handled anyway


    The sheath of my SECARE is a kydex pocket well contoured around the knife, with a firesteel holder on the side, really well done


    As usual, Stuart has marked (nicely) the blade



    My trials are just at the beginning. Due to the storm named “Thor”, it’s raining. I decide to use a beer can I found here around to made an emergency stove, something you should made if lost and stranded in the woods



    I need to find some dry (or near dry) wood, the SECARE is helping me a lot on that



    Finally, I have the fire: it’s always a joy, especially being so cold and wet here around



    Now, a tent peg. Not on the “survival” side this time, but something you could made i.e. using a poncho tarp for the night





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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

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    Finally, being a “survival” knife, an improvised spear it’s reasonable to do, maybe not here (just wild boars around), but for sure if you are travelling in Africa or Amazonas to protect yourself by great carnivores











    The SECARE in hand



    Conclusions: my small test lacks a lot, I’m still trying the SECARE. Anyway for me it’s clear that Stu made a great knife for survival. What I especially like on it is: compactness, toughness, comfortability. Of course, being a Mitchell knife, the fit and finish is top level. The cutting efficiency is very good for a knife with some thick blade, it’s not a razor blade, but this kind of knife is more on the “unbreakability” side, and it’s right this way. On the downside, I found the knife a bit heavy to carry for my personal taste, but its’ something normal for a full-tang knife with some huge bolsters. Thanks a lot Stuart for providing me the knife, keep the good work mate.

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    Alfredo

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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Brilliant review as always Alfredo,of a knife that in my opinion will reach Iconic status.
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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Interesting review of a very interesting knife Alfredo.

    Many thanks.
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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Excellent revue Alfredo.
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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Great Review thank you Alfredo
    Nice to see a Secare in action!

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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Excellent review that. Would certainly be my go to knife for most things.
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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Excellent review!

    Made my "want" level go sky high. Drooling when reading a review is a bad thing.

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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed the review!

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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Brilliant review, thanks fer takin the time to do it

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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Nice review, thanks for taking the time to share it with us
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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    thanks again Alfredo, i always enjoy your reviews

    looks a good knife too.

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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Thanks to all of you!

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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    as a thought, the knife on a stick thing does not mean it has to be a spear, it would certainly give you greater reach for fruit etc higher in a tree or sommat.

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    Re: Stuart Mitchell SECARE

    Quote Originally Posted by Chastiser View Post
    as a thought, the knife on a stick thing does not mean it has to be a spear, it would certainly give you greater reach for fruit etc higher in a tree or sommat.
    Agree, it's another possible use of it

 

 

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