-Price Paid: $40.00
-Used for Outdoor/Survival
-Owned for 3 months
One word: Don't.
This knife in on par with the cheap Mora knifes. Hard, smooth plastic handle you can barely hold with your bare hands. The saw on the spine of the edge is pretty much useless for anything more than notching. The blade itself is rather dull and it doesn't hold the edge very well.
And to make things even worse: blade is painted and after first day in use the paint started to bubble (there was rust forming under the paint layer). This knife is made of spring steel which explains the easy rusting. I ended up removing the paint, sanding the rust off and left it as is.
Theres a cap at the end of the handle and by removing it there's this cylindar space (about 3-4cm deep). I don't know if this knife is ment to use as a bayonet, but I ended up placing few shortened strike-anywhere matches insde (tho I don't know how well the cap holds the water).
All in all, avoid this knife. Even it's cheap, there are a whole lot of better knifes in that price range. Unless you are into collecting knifes, leave this be.
Comment by austrofinn 03/12/2015
Well, I don't think it makes much sense to compare the Glock to cheap Mora knives (which are very good too IMO) because they are totally different kind of blades. In fact, a Companion and the Glock make a pretty good couple for most situations. The handle is polymer and I've never had any problems with it, although I prefer more rubbery and contoured handles. The "paint" is actually a phospate coating and improves corrosion resistance. However, you still need to keep the blade dry and apply some oil - which is perfectly normal with carbon steel blades... The point of the spring steel is it's high yield strength - paired with the polymer that means that it's almost impossible to break this knife. You can use it as a pry bar or dig holes with it. It will even cut but, as you pointed out, not very well. Oh, and yes, it is a bayonet too, that's what the hollow section under the cap and the "cap lifter"-side of the crossguard are for. Anyway, I agree that there are (much) better slicers available in that price range,even for half the price, in fact. But when it comes to heavy duty field knives you can't beat the Glock!