The White River Knives FC5 is a cool survival knife, optimized to build fires in the wilderness. The use of material, the different finishes and the effective forms: everything serves a purpose. It is what White River Knives excels at.
The White River FC5 has a blade made from CPM S35VN steel. A stainless type of powder-coated steel that retains its sharpness well, can handle its own and is also reasonably easy to sharpen. Because of the high sabre grind there is blade thickness left on the spine of the blade. As such the blade is nice and solid and has a little more weight for chopping tasks.
To protect your fingers and to make sure the knife won't fly from your hands White River enhanced the FC5 with massive finger grooves. As such you 'lock' the handle in hand and never have to worry about knives flying around.
The handle of the White River FC5 is made from canvas micarta. This material feels great in hand and because of the bright-orange G10 liner it will also stand out in the woods. In the side of the handle you will find a steel bow drill divot. This is a steel bowl with enough room to spin the stand of your fire bow when you are opting for a Friction Fire.
The spine of the blade is relatively sharp to make sure you can scrape tinder or fatwood. Also practical when removing tree bark when building shelter. Just before the jimping you will find a small cut-out on the spine that is also very sharp at the edges. As such it is even easier to create massive sparks with a firesteel. This firesteel is included and has the same micarta handle as the knife.
The White River Knives FC5 comes with a solid kydex sheath. A leather dangler with pull the dot-press stud is present, but because of the different mounting holes and slots you can determine which carrying method will suit you best. This knife comes in a luxurious wooden gift box.
White River Knives
White River Knives is a small family company from Fremont, Michigan, USA. Here, hard-working experts work hard every single day producing the most amazing outdoor knives. Characterizing for White River is how they pay attention to details and finish, and the functionality of the knives. White River always selects the best solution to make sure you receive the best possible knife.