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Scorpion Knives John "Arizona Bushman" Campbell "Signature" Saguaro Knife, 7.25" Satin Blade with Polished Micarta Handle

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SCABSSK1: John "Arizona Bushman" Campbell "Signature" Saguaro Knife
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John Campbell is a desert survival instructor from Arizona. He has been into wilderness survival since the age of 8. He grew up in Oklahoma in a small town called Holsum Valley and during heavy rains and ice storms he and his family would be trapped for weeks at a time. Hunting, fishing, trapping, and gardening became a way of life and they would even raise their own food animals for sustainment during these hard times.

After graduating from high school in 1995 and spending some years undertaking survival skills in hostile environments, John moved to Arizona where he has been practicing desert survival skills and Primitive skills ever since, actively teaching survival since 2004.

A lot of time has gone into the design of the Saguaro Survival Knife. John worked on the design for several years as he wanted a knife that would tackle just about any job that could be thrown at it. Being a survival instructor and growing up in a wilderness he knew what kinds of tasks would be demanded of a blade.

Weight and balance play a major role in any knife design - too light and heavy tasks become extremely daunting, throw in bad balance and chopping as well as fine work are nearly impossible.

Incorporating these things into the Saguaro Survival Knife makes chopping, splitting, and shaving an absolute breeze. Add balance with the full tang design, and fine work like making fireboards, traps, and other tools is extremely easy as well. The generous choil and thumb bump give amazing control to the blade. The hole in the thumb bump gives an extra lanyard hole to make a secure grip while using the knife as a chopper. The exposed tang in the pummel makes a good glass breaker for emergency exits from automobiles or can even be used as an egress knife to exit downed aircraft.

The 1075 High Carbon Steel blade comes either polished or in black Fluoralon coating. The polished blade works very well in dryer climates or those without salt air. The black Fluoralon coating makes the blade perfect for places that have salt air or may come in contact with salt water. It also prevents glare while in use with military personnel.

The Linen Micarta handle (polished with the polished blade) finishes off the knife making it more resistant to environmental factors. The knife is supplied with a high quality Cordura sheath.

The Saguaro is also designed with military personnel in mind. This blade can double as a combat knife. The additional grind on the spine of the blade makes it an optimal blade for combat situations and the reinforced point makes it ideal for penetrating body armor on an enemy soldier. This blade is not a weapon though, it is a tool to save a life and it is built to handle any task that can be thrown at it. It is designed to handle life and death situations and help you make it home alive.
  • Blade Length: 7.25" (18.4 cm)
  • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel, Mirror Polish
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16" (5 mm)
  • Overall Length: 12.5" (31.8 cm)
  • Handle Material: Polished Black Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Cordura
  • Weight: 15.3 ounces (434 g)
  • Hand made in Sheffield, England

UPC Code: 016336

Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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Southern Arizona
Jun 19, 2012
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
A sweet blade for the desert and beyond!
I've had the Saguaro Survival Knife for just a short time, but I can wholeheartedly say is one truly excellent blade. The thought that John Campbell has put into the design is evident with each task you tackle, from splitting & chopping, to carving and other, more delicate activities. Scorpion Knives' top-notch craftsmanship, too, is written into every curve, edge, and angle. I have just one minor complaint: I do find the handle to be a tad large. However, I have small-medium hands, so it's not inconsistent with most knives of this general length, and is something I've gotten used to dealing with. This will probably not be a problem for average guys. Overall, I am extremely pleased with this knife.
5 out of 5
Matt R.
Jun 04, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Black Coated Blade
I have the black version of this blade and I was amazed that the coating did not interfere with the use of a forro rod. This really is a great blade!
5 out of 5
David F
May 22, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
The saguaro knife review
I like the over all balance of this knife. It has a nice weight that allows you to slide threw material quickly and easily. Its a good quality knife that keeps a good edge. It something I will always carry.
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