New White River Survival Knife


White River Knife & Tool announced the availability of a new survival knife. The knife will come in three models: FC-4, FC-5 and FC-7. Each of the models are similar with the number in the model ID representing the length of the blade in inches.

All of these fixed blade knives use S30V steel for the blade with a full tang. Heavy canvas green Micarta handles are attached to the knife using a “super epoxy” and brass lined, hollow pins. The hollow pins allow for paracord or other cordage to route through them for making a spear or other tool.

Knives come with a Kydex sheath that includes a fire starting rod. A small portion of the blade near the finger guard is specially designed to work with the fire starting rod. Also for help with fire starting, the company included a polished stainless steel divot in one side of the knife handle for use with a fire bow.

The company states that these knives are based on the feedback it received from survival experts who have tested prototypes of these knives earlier in the year.

The FC-4 weighs 6 ounces with a 4″ blade and has a suggested retail price of $240. The 5″ FC-5 weighs a little more at 8 ounces. It has a MSRP of $280. The big daddy FC-7 weighs 12 ounces with its 7″ blade. It retails for $320.

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  • Nocternus

    No knife is worth more than $100.

    • Sianmink

      I disagree, however,
      I would be afraid to USE a knife that cost more than $100 and ruin its value.

      You do have to get up close to $100 to get to the good steels and heat treats with the strength and abrasion resistance to really hold a wicked edge for a long time.

      • Nocternus

        I come from a family of butchers. There is nothing that a $320 knife does that a sub $100 buck knif e wont do. And lol @ buying a $320 knife and then not using it to preserve it’s value.

        • Sianmink

          You certainly get into the area of diminishing returns when pushing over two digits on a knife.

  • adverse4

    I guess if you are the type that likes to brag about how much you paid for something, this is your knife.

  • Does TFB have plans for a quick metallurgy post explaining the strengths and weakness of common (or uncommon) firearm and/or knife steel/aluminum/titanium/etc grades?

    • Evan Ferguson

      Plenty of discussion on this elsewhere. S30v being an excellent all around choice. There are metals with better edge holding, but less over all toughness. Should be a good choice for a hefty fixed blade.

  • USMC03Vet

    But I’ve survived this long without a $320 knife.

    Considering I don’t plan on traveling west and playing shady poker card games with grizzly bears, I think I’ll pass.

    • iksnilol

      Wouldn’t use this type of knife for meat.

  • guest

    kitchen knife

  • Steven

    Looks like a lot more practical survival knife than most of those being sold these days. The question might be do you really need a survival knife.

  • claymore

    Why would anyone with an once of sense tie their knife to a tree branch and chance losing it when one can make a spear from the same branch and then just fire harden the tip end to get the same resulting weapon with no chance of losing your knife?