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Two Outdoors Knives for When You’re “Out in the Bush”

Outdoors knives

The SP5 from 3 Keys Outfitters is designed to be your first choice for a variety of outdoors tasks.

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3 Key Outfitters™ is a veteran-owned small business located in Marietta, Georgia. It specializes in handcrafted tools and wax-based products for when you are out in the bush. 3 Key Outfitters believes in keeping it simple and tough, the common denominators for two of its standout blades.

3 Key Outfitters SP5

The SP5 is an all-purpose field knife designed to perform a variety of tasks while out in the bush. It utilizes a spear-point design combined with a 90-degree edge spine that’s ideal for scraping and shaving.

The long, cord-wrapped handle provides great leverage and a full grip while maintaining a slim, controllable profile.

3 Key Outfitters Marine Rigging Spike

All of 3 Key Outfitters’s marlinspikes are made by hand one at a time.

The Marine Rigging Spike, aka “the Missus,” is 3 Key Outfitters‘s take on the classic marlinspike. Made of 80CRV2 and coming in at roughly HRC 60, these spikes get full heat-treating and tempering, just like 3 Key Outfitters‘s knives.

As a nice touch, there is a handle wrap for texture on the non-business end and a bio-resin seal under the wrap to help prevent rusting.

The MRS is the perfect tool for ropes and knots. It works as a universal awl, carpenter scribe, a knife hone and a hanger nail. Plus, all spikes come with a custom cap to protect the point.

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