Choosing a Mini knife for the mariner, outdoorsman or hunter is difficult. I am fortunate to work as a bosun on a research vessel and I deal with a multitude of different types of ropes and lines in a variety of sizes. For mariners, knives are an extremely important part of kit, small and compact preferred. Ideally, having a serrated edge on your blade is usually the norm, but I was asked to try out the Cold Steel Pendleton Mini Hunter knife and see how it measured. All in all, not a bad piece of steel. The quality and durability are superb. It kept its edge after cutting a few nylon/cotton lines. The mini hunter comes light, only weighing 2oz. The size is, for me, about the right size, a 3-inch blade and a 3 and five-eighths Long Kray-Ex handle. The sheath is made by Secure-ex, tough and rugged. What I did especially like about is the steel that makes up the blade. 3mm VG-1 stainless cut well and keeps its edge, combined with the sheath it is easily concealable. Overall this little blade is an asset to any go bag or EDC.
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The Mini Hunter is an indispensable tool that makes a perfect addition to any hunting pack or survival kit, while being innocuous enough to wear on your hip without drawing unwanted attention.
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