Light My Fire Swedish Fireknife Review
am often asked how big a survival knife should someone have and I
generally attempt to steer people into the 3.5"-6" range. I can say from
experience that those that recommend carrying a huge mega survival
knife as their only knife have not spent significant time outside as
"outdoorsman". In reality, some of the top survivalist in the world
recommend a relatively short 3.5”-4” knife. Many of these same top
survivalist carry a Mora brand knife which is a simple and light knife
with a blade size and shape similar to your average long kitchen paring
knife. These folks know that it is not the big tree chopping tasks that
get you to the next day of survival, but the little things that require
some detail cutting that only a small light knife can perform.
My Fire is a well regarded outdoor product manufacturer who produces
everything from a titanium spork to miniature tealight lanterns, but
recently added a rather interesting survival knife to its line. The
Swedish Fireknife, by Light My Fire is a joint collaboration with the
renowned knife manufacturer Mora mentioned above. Mora has been making
knives for over 120 years and it well regarded as producing razor sharp
knives which have stood the test of time.
intent of the Swedish Fireknife was simply to combine the outstanding
blade of a Mora knife in an affordable format which integrated Light My
Fire's Swedish Scout Firesteel to provide an all around base for a
survival kit. The result is an extremely sharp and durable general
purpose survival knife that can do everything from start fires to clean
game all for under $30.
FIT, FEEL, FEATURES & FUNCTION
would be expected in a bright safety orange knife street priced at
$29.99, the intent of this knife was not to deliver a stunning looking
knife, but one which could deliver the utility for not a lot of money.
The result is that the sheath, handle and ferrocerium rod handle are all
injection molded polypropylene.... not fancy but it works. The
majority of the expense was clearly dedicated to the flexible and
durable blade made of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel with a Scandinavian
improve grip on the Swedish Firesteel Knife they integrated a high
friction TPE rubber handle. Tipping the handle is Light My Fire's
Swedish Firesteel Scout which keys and clicks into the end of the
handle for safe keeping. I found this storage position perfect and did
not have any issues with it interfering in any way or coming loose
during my testing all while being simple to remove to light my test
fires. Per my previous review of the Light My Fire Scout firesteel,
there were no surprises and the firesteel performed exactly like my
Scout. Of note the Swedish Firesteel Scout available either separately
or integrated into the knife will deliver approximately 3,000 strikes,
works wet or dry at any altitude and produces a shower of 5400 degree
always say that the sheath makes or breaks a great knife and this
simple injection molded drop sheath is a timelessly functional design
with a few updates. The belt clip can be unclipped from the closed
position so that you do not need to remove your belt to attach or remove
the sheath. The knife securely locks into the sheath for right handed
only carry and there is a drain hole and lanyard attachment at the tip
of the sheath.
knife performed amazingly well, actually incredibly well, however I am
sure Mora would not put their name on a junk knife. Having handled Mora
knives, the higher end models do have improved blade geometry and better
steel, however the blade and geometry of this blade did everything I
asked it to do. With the polypropylene handle, I was able to get away
with light battoning of the blade. This does not mean I put the beatdown
on the knife, but I was able to use the extremely sharp blade to work
my way through a 3" cottonwood which proved that the knife is easily
capable of hard survival duty if required. This Mora designed blade
sailed through my kitchen dinner prep test and the whole chicken
breakdown test. It sounds simple, however breaking down a chicken will
show the flaws quickly of a knife that cannot perform simple and
delicate tasks and as you would expect the Mora cruised through the
a more durable full tang knife would be my preference, however
sometimes simple is the best solution to a complex problem such as
survival. In this case I almost feel compelled to buy a case of these
and make up simple little survival kits for friends and family as they
delivered everything you need in a survival knife. If you want to play
Rambo or fight a zombie horde, this probably is not your knife, however
if you are looking for a real survival knife the Light My Fire Swedish
Fireknife is a solid option.
a street price of $29.99 the Swedish Firesteel Knife is a great deal
for the quality of steel blade that comes on this knife, now considering
it also includes an integrated $12 Swedish Firesteel, this is a
screaming great deal for a simple survival knife that will deliver 95%
of everything you could need in a survival situation.
Mora of Sweden blade of Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel.
Polypropylene sheath with clip.
High-friction, TPE rubber handle.
original Swedish FireSteel® Scout, with approximately 3,000 strikes,
twist locks into the handle for lighting campfires, gas stoves, and
Swedish FireSteel firestarter works equally well when wet, performs at all altitudes, and produces a 3,000°C (5,400°F) spark.
Dimensions (in sheath): 8.7" x 1.8" x 1.2" (22 cm x 4.5 cm x 3 cm)
Knife Length: 8.5" (21.5 cm)
Blade Length: 3.75" (10 cm)
Weight (w/ sheath): 3.4 oz. (94 g)
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