Have you seen the Kershaw Camp 5? It’s a full tang fixed blade with good steel, a great look, and a sheath with multiple carrying options. Let’s check it out.
The Camp 5 is a 4.75” D2 tool steel clip point blade with a stonewash finish and a blade thickness of 0.17”. It is a bowie style knife but there’s more to it than that. It has tons of belly, but the clip point tip is a bit shorter and less severe than you’d ordinarily think of with a Bowie. The swedge in the spine also tends to be more like what you’d see on a dagger than on many bowies and there’s some jimping to ensure a safer grip when you choke up on the knife. However, these slight departures from the more commonly seen styles are a good thing. The swedge adds a bit of flexibility to the tip and decreases the weight of this already-weight-forward knife.
The black GFN handle scales are textured for a great grip and contoured for increased comfort. They’re secured with hex screws for easy maintenance. The GFN sheath has a dual retention system that locks the knife in place and then there’s a strap that snaps over the handle. It also has tons of webbing slots and tie holes so you can lash it just about anywhere you want.
- D2, Stonewash Finish
- 4.75” Clip Point
- 0.17” Blade Thickness
- Fixed Blade
- Full Tang
- Textured GFN Handle Scales
- 0.69” Handle Thickness
- 5.7 Ounces, Knife Weight
- 7.5 Ounces, Knife and Sheath Weight
- 9.125” Overall
The Kershaw Camp 5 is a beastly bowie you can pick up for about $60. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.