The Bark River STS 7.5 is a large robust all-rounder. The STS was specifically designed for hunting, bushcraft and survival situations. This knife is slightly bigger than its predecessor, the STS 5. The 7.5 in the name really stands for 7.5 inch: 18.6 cm. It is definitely a large knife! This, in combination with the 5.2 mm thick blade, makes the STS perfect for chopping work or survival tasks. In addition, the STS has been enhanced with a finger groove for the more detailed tasks. Our conclusion? The STS 7.5 is one of the most versatile Bark River knives in our range!
The blade is made from CPM 154. A premium type of stainless steel that retains its sharpness well. As you might expect from Bark River the knife is razor-sharp. The edge has been enhanced with a convex grind which you can maintain by stropping it.
The handle is made from canvas micarta. A strong and light-weight material, made from linen and synthetic resin. Feels comfortable in hand, even in wet or cold circumstances.
The Bark River STS 7.5 comes with a leather belt sheath (max. belt width 7.0 cm). The sheath also has a loop for a firesteel (max. diameter ~7.0 mm).
Bark River makes all of its knives almost completely by hand. As such each knife is unique. Especially when you are working with natural materials a knife can differ from the photographs. The knife you receive can therefore be subtly different from the product photos. The model and type of material, however, will always be the same.