What are some essential items you take when you go into the woods? I bet a quality, multiuse knife is among them. In fact, for many, a quality knife is for carrying in the woods, on the farm, in a boat or wherever. While you might be sold on your current knife, you may want to consider Sarge’s “Tribe” outdoor knife.
Sarge is a family-owned business located not too far from the NWTF HQ and is a relatively new knife company, but had I not mentioned that, you would have thought they have been crafting knives for decades, considering the quality of this one.
While the knife is no doubt sharp and highly versatile, I couldn’t help but notice its quality construction before using it.
One of my favorite characteristics of the knife is its handle. Made with a glossy rosewood finish and decorative leather ties, the handle makes the knife look like something that would sit on a mantle above a fireplace next to a crystal decanter and a fine bottle of whiskey. However, the harpoon blade lets you know this is a working knife.
With a sturdy and sizable finger guard, making precise cuts with the 93 layers of sharp, hand-forged Damascus steel becomes second nature. The finger guard should keep you safe, as long as my misfortune doesn’t happen to you as well.
This knife had cut through its leather case, unbeknownst to me. I then placed the knife, which I thought was sheathed, into my vest pocket. Catching redfish on a cold, windy morning in a tributary in coastal South Carolina, I naturally placed my hands into my vest pocket to warm them up. SLIT! For a split second, I thought some kind of animal got into my vest and bit me. I soon realized the knife blade had sliced my finger to the bone without a problem.
I texted a friend who knew I was testing out the knife —“Sarge Knife Review. Sharp as ----!” The text was followed by a picture of my finger sliced open and drenched in blood.
After doctoring up my finger, I headed back out and caught a couple 18-inch redfish (the best size for eating in my opinion). That night, I officially tested out the Tribe knife by filleting the fish. Though not a fillet knife, the Tribe knife did an excellent job filleting the fish, getting most of the meat off along the spine. It actually performed better than the fillet knife I bought from a sporting goods store. The knife did a great job chopping up the garlic, too.
Overall, this knife is highly versatile and will accomplish almost anything you need a knife to achieve. This knife will likely last a lifetime, just make sure to sheath it properly if you plan to stash it in your pocket.
Learn more about the Tribe by visiting https://www.sargeknives.com/outdoor-knives/tribe-damascus-fixed-blade/