White River’s Firecraft Line, Taking Survival Blades to Another Level — Blade Show 2016

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Brand-spanking new from White River Knife & Tool is the Firecraft line of knives. These knives are so new that they didn’t even have literature for them at the booth at Blade Show 2016. Thankfully, I was able to shoot this quick video to get a brief overview of the various sizes offered (4-inch blade $240; 5-inch blade $280; and a 7 or 8-inch blade, $320).

The Firecraft line from White River. I think they hit a home run with this, what do you think?

The Firecraft line from White River. I think they hit a home run with this, what do you think?

My first impression was that these knives are stout, bushcraft blades (S30V steel) that would be great for camping, hiking, backpacking. Or, for you preppers out there, a great knife to keep in your SHTF pack.

I like the idea of putting the hardened bow drill in the handle and the fire striker on the spine.  As the gentleman in the video says, “Less is more unless you’re in a survival situation, then more is more.”

These are full-tang knives. Made for hard use.

These are full-tang knives. Made for hard use.

A look at the chopper. I can't tell if it was a 7-inch or an 8-inch blade.

A look at the chopper. I can’t tell if it was a 7-inch or an 8-inch blade.

These knives should be available in two months.  For more information, check out the White River website.

If you haven’t read my review of White River’s Sendero Classic, you can check that out as well.

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  • dhconner June 19, 2016, 10:03 am

    Home run Hell!!! They knocked it clear out of the park and into Lake Michigan!! This is a hands down winner from the git-go.
    I must gently take you to task for not giving blade thickness and grip material identifications, however….Since you seem to be the first to make us aware of it, I’m gonna let you slide just this one time. Now if they just get in the S35VN steel and ask a reasonable price for the increased cost of the better steel and time to increase to work it, etc., say about $375, I think they could put the hurt on a whole lot of makers. I am assuming fist class shaping and fitting, of course. Something at least 5/32 or thicker to ensure transactional stress as in pound it into a tree and use it as a step for the full body weight of up to 350 lbs. I don’t think many guys who weigh more than that will be climbing at all. In my scheme of things, 7/32 would make it a hatchet, large animal dis-jointer, skinner, digging tool, pry-bar, and a cranial crusher v-pointed end of the full width tang would be just about ideal. Heavy? I have found in my short 69 years that a heavy blade will do anything a smaller blade do, and much more.
    In any case. your intro is better than nothing – which is what I have seen on other sites – I think you’ve still earned a THANKS!!
    “Ounces make pounds, and pounds make pain”? Well, get your dumbbells, dumbbell, git to work on that flabby body of yours, and you won’t even know the blade is there.

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