So what does a big ass survival knife have to do with bikes? I'm sure some of you picture a guy riding in traffic wielding a huge knife and threatening all the cars, but its not about that.
Having a good knife on a tour is very important. I wanted a knife I know can do the job- wether its splitting wood, or striking a magnesium stick to start a fire, or stir noodles over the stove as on the last tour...
The website says this thing will cut trough a fuselage of plane- I saw a youtube video of a guy actually trying this and the knife indeed did. I'm not sure I'm going to be trapped in a fuselage anytime soon, but if I was I would have it covered.
This knife isn't the lightest thing out there but its lighter than a hatchet and can do almost the same things. It packs well into a pannier- I carry it on the zipper on the top for quick access.
This knife also comes with a sweet holster for your leg- if you want to be totally bad ass you could ride with it strapped to your leg- then you would for sure look tough!
The knife has a complete separation between the tang and butt cap, so the knife absorbs the shocks from hammering and prevents the shocks of electricity- this is nice if your hammering on it to split some wood- it doesn't kill your hands.
There is also lashing holes, so if you wanted to make a badass spear and kill some stuff there is always that option. In reality, this knife is really well made and might be too much for me, but its really comforting to know that if I really need it that it will handle whatever I throw at.