Elk Ridge Gentleman’s Folding Knife With Wood Handle Review

Large folding hunter from Elk Ridge

Good Looking Assisted Open Pocket Knife At an Amazing Price

Knife Specifications

  • Wood Handle
  • Assisted Opening
  • Overall Length: 8.25″
  • Blade Length: 3.5″
  • Blade Steel: Stainless Steel (Elk Ridge has not released the exact info on what type of stainless steel)
  • Pocket Clip: Yes
  • Sheath: No
  • Handle Material: Pakkawood

 

Pros

  • Great Aesthetics
  • Excellent price
  • Ships with a leather lanyard
  • Easy to sharpen
  • Easy to open with one hand
  • Spring Assisted

Cons

  • Needs to be sharpened out of the box
  • Screws need to be tightened regularly when the knife is used often
  • Difficult to close with one hand
  • Overall quality is not on par with the more expensive American made knives, but that is to be expected when buying a $10 knife

Summery

So lets get the bad stuff out of the way first. Yes this is a cheap, Chinese made hunting knife that looks like a classic American Knife. The materials used are obviously not top of the line, but the knife only costs 10 bucks, and it is definitely worth that. It is pretty amazing that they can sell a relatively large assisted opening knife at that price.

The stainless steel is a little on the soft side which makes it easy to sharpen, but it will dull quicker than harder blades. Overall the knife feels solid, but upon closer inspection you can see it is certainly not made of real high quality materials, but it’s only $10. The screws that hold on the clip loosen easily, and will need to be tightened regularly if you decide to make this your everyday carry knife, but this is not the best option for EDC. However if you are looking for a cheap back up hunting knife or a low budget knife to toss in a tool box, tackle box or glove compartment the Elk Ridge Gentleman’s Folder is a good way to go.

 

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2018-07-31T23:39:29+00:00

About the Author:

Picture taker and occasional blog writer who spends his time outdoors trying to break tactical, bushcraft and hunting knives and his time indoors trying to break kitchen knives.
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