By: Mary and Dr. Jim Clary
I would venture to say that most of us do not carry or even own a neck knife. And, that my friends, is a major mistake for anyone who ventures into the outdoors. A good neck knife is one of the best insurance policies you can buy. The reason being.... if you get into a tough situation, you may not be able to reach your belt knife or open up a folder.... but a neck knife is within easy reach and readily deployed.
They are not only handy to have around camp in the evening, but are ideal for dressing out small game in the field... those are additional benefits in addition to the survival aspects. Our colleague, Dr. Donny even fitted Alan's Minimalist to the holster of his concealed carry pistol... double protection should he need it.
The specifications of the Minimalist are:
Blade Length: 2.125” (53.88 mm)
Blade Steel: 5Cr15MoV, HRC 55-57
Blade Finish: Bead blast
Blade Thickness: 0.108” (2.74 mm)
Weight: 1.6 oz
Handle: Polished Resin Infused Fiber
Sheath Material: Glass-reinforced nylon
Overall Length: 5.13” (130.3 mm)
This little knife is made for anything that needs to be cut. With a lifetime warranty and a 2018 MSRP of $39.99, it should be a “must have” for every outdoorsman.