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Kershaw Survival knife system with saw tooth back on the blade, Model 1005.
It is 12-5/8" overall, in near mint unsharpened condition with original sheath and all accessories. The blade is as new with a few rub marks showing up in the matt finish. It comes with a full-size Brunton compass and all the original survival gear. Very well done and my favorite of the factory hollow handle survival knives from the 1980's.
Knife is at least 25 years old and a unique piece of Kershaw history.
Everything is in excellent or better condition, including the knife and sheath, except the plastic bags that all the accessories come in and a few of the accessories have age wear. You may want to replace some or all of the medical supplies because of age but that is not a big deal or you may want different items in your medical kit. This is a great and I mean really great building block for an outstanding survival knife system. The sheath is almost as important as the knife because of all the pockets and heavy-duty grommets built in to help you organize, protect and carry your gear.
It was rated number three in a review of survival knives back in the 80's, but I do not remember the magazine or the other knives in the review. They were last made in about 1989 and sold for $125.00. That makes this knife at least 24 years old and a unique piece of Kershaw history.
The last time we had one this good was about 9 years ago!
The last time we had one this good was about 9 years ago and it was mint in the box and we sold it for $349.00. This one does not have the box and it is truly almost mint.
The following is from the 1989 Kershaw catalog:
Its machete-shaped survival blade is made of Kershaw's AUS 8-A high-carbon stainless steel, sandblasted to a smooth non-reflective finish, and shaped with strong tang to assure a solid lock-up between the blade and the handle. Double cross-cut saw teeth on the back can saw through tough jobs such as wood, bone, and even metal.
The handle itself is a steel pipe covered with Kershaw's Task Force™ polymer rubber grip, which is contoured with finger grooves for positive control. The Task Force handle provides a solid non-slip grip in all conditions. The butt can be used as a hammer without damaging the knife. Its threaded butt cap features "O" rings to seal a water-tight storage tubing in the handle, which can store emergency items, such as matches and fishing hooks and line.
The oversized Cordura sheath provides two storage compartments, one for a full size compass and waterproof survival cards, which are included. This heavy duty sheath features wide loops for use with belt or leg straps, a fold down strap with quick-release clasp, and heavy-duty grommets.
The instructing waterproof survival cards are maybe the best and most helpful. Some of the things they show and explain will save your life but you may not like doing them. But as they say "at the end of the day you are either alive or dead". The survival cards are not shown in the photo below but they are 3" X 5".
The most comprehensive compact survival guide is included with this kit.
We only have one get it before it is gone!
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