Tool-Logic SL3 Survival Knife Review
Author Rating | Comments Disabled | Aug 1st 09'
The Tool-logic SL3 is a great survival -side- knife. While it may not provide a big enough blade to deal with large tasks it is equipped with plenty of great features that make it a very useful knife to bring out into the wilderness. Be aware this should not be used as a primary survival knife.
Tool-logic SL3 Knife Features:
- 3" Plain Edge Blade
- One-Hand Operation
- Magnesium Alloy Firestarter
- Firesteel Striker
- Liner-type Lock
- Pocket Clip
- Tough Zytel Body
- Lanyard Hole
- Blackened Stainless Clip
- Loud Signal Whistle
- Utility Design
As you can see the SL3 is equipped with some really great features. The magnesium alloy fire starter is a genuine high quality firesteel produced by Swedish manufacturer Light My Fire. The firesteel securely snaps in and out of place thanks to the 2 o-rings around the liner. This fire starter will produce a mass of sparks even when wet. Works great! If you want to make the tool lighter or have no need for the firesteel you can simply detach it and put it aside.
The SL3 has a super tough Zytel frame. For those who have never heard of Zytel it is an extremely durable new generation polymer that has a great balance of toughness and mechanical strength. It offers very good resistance to abrasion, electricity, corrosive chemicals and has a high melting point.
The blade is machined out of 420 J2 stainless steel. This type of steel has a high level of strength and relatively high impact resistance. It is also resistant to corrosion from oil, blood, detergents, water, food acids and many petroleum based products. The blade has a thumb opening hole and firesteel striker machined into it.
I have to say the blade arrived quite dull but I sharpened it up with little effort. One problem with the Tool Logic SL3 is that it doesn't have a very solid feel to it. I get the feeling when using it that I can't be too abusive on it or it may snap! Overall I find the SL3 is a good tool for the price, a firesteel - knife combo is a great idea and I hope to see more tools like this coming out soon.
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|Blade Composition:||420 J2 Stainless Steel|
|Handle Material:||Zytel Polymer Handle|
|Lock:||Liner Type Lock|
|Carry System:||Pocket Clip|
|Overall Rating:||4.5/5 - Amazing!|
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