Doug Ritter’s RSK Mk5™ (Ritter Survival Knife) is not a knife you would use all day for normal work tasks. But, based on Doug’s philosophy that “if it isn’t with you, it can’t save you™,” it is compact and light enough to fit in almost any small personal survival kit or stash-away location, yet robust enough that it’s a knife you can bet your life on™. Doug is the founder of the Equipped To Survive™ web site www.equipped.org and an international authority on survival equipment. The RSK Mk5 is a collaborative effort based on Georgia knifemaker David White’s custom Shrewd Survival Knife, itself the result of collaboration with Dr. Andrew Osbourne. Weighing in at less than an ounce, the skeletonized fixed blade sports a 1.75″ wide-chord drop-point blade with a high flat grind. The high-carbon steel blade has Doug’s preferred stonewashed finish for improved corrosion resistance. The ergonomic curved handle provides a secure and comfortable two-finger grip while a brightly colored nylon cord fob adds additional length and grip. Use it to make fuzz sticks, construct shelter, gut a fish, dress game or for self-defense. Whether it is wilderness or urban survival, the Mk5 will do its part to keep you alive and kicking. Includes a custom-fitted Zytel® sheath and a mint-size carrying tin along with Doug’s suggestions for building up your own personal survival kit. Blade: Length: 1.75″ (44 mm) Thickness: 0.12″ (3.0 mm) Steel: 3Cr13, 52-55 HRC Knife: Overall length: 3.81″ (97 mm) Weight: 0.9 oz. (26 g) RSK Mk5 Sheath: (included with knife) Material: Zytel Length: 2.25″ (57 mm) Width: 1.47″ (37 mm) Weight: 0.3 oz. (9 g)
CRKT was one of the first knife brands we picked up, that was due to the innovative designs and quality this knife line had. Below is a bit of information on this line, we hope you enjoy. CRKT® (Columbia River Knife and Tool®) was founded in 1994. From day one, CRKT put innovation and integrity first. They made a commitment to build knives and tools that would inspire and endure. CRKT collaborates with the best designers in the world and operates on a simple principle: that the greatest thing they can give their customers is Confidence in Hand. Columbia River Knife and Tool collaborates with many leading knifemakers, inventors and industrial designers who are among the most respected craftsmen and artists in the industry. They take great pride in their custom knives and CRKT production work, and they look forward to creating tha best knifes in the world. Designers like: Ed Van Hoy A.G. Russell James Williams Russ Kommer and Ken Onion Many more designers are here with CRKT, and we hope you enjoy all their fine work!