FirstEdge - 5050 Fixed Blade Survival Knife
FirstEdge’s hefty 5050 Survival Knife was designed and built in partnership with U.S. Special Forces to their demanding specifications to create a true survival tool. This immensely strong knife is a full-tang construction, made of high grade ELMAX ™ Steel with course textured G-10 handles.
The Patent Pending Kydex Tri-Composite Sheath is able to be disassembled for cleaning and was built to withstand the harshest conditions on the planet…. It has a steel liner, to protect you in case of a crack of the sheath, in extreme cold weathers, where kydex type sheaths can crack...not that this one would, but as a back up feature !! Tough knife.. Tough Sheath !!
- Full Tang Fixed Blade
- ELMAX Stainless Steel Blade – .235” thick
- 60-61 HRC
- 5.125” Blade Length
- 11.25” Overall Length
- 1.47 lb. Packaged Weight / 17.5 oz. Knife Only
- Bevel – Flat Grind
- Course Textured Black G-10 Handles
- Striking Pommel
- Lanyard Hole
- Stainless Steel Hex Fasteners
- Black Oxide Finish On Blade and Fasteners
Note: They can be ordered online, but All are Special Order items (not in stock). I will bring within 2-4 weeks of an order (as long as in stock w/supplier).
ELMAX™ STEEL –THE IDEAL STAINLESS STEEL FOR KNIFE BLADES
FirstEdge is proud to offer ELMAX ™steel in our line of premium knife products. Produced by Uddeholm of Sweden, ELMAX ™ steel is “High Chromium-Vanadium-Molybdenum” alloyed steel,” made of 1.7% Carbon, 18% Chromium, 0.3% Manganese, 1% Molybdenum, 0.8% Silicon, and 3% Vanadium. This composition of metals results in a superior Stainless Steel alloy with extremely high wear-resistance; Superior corrosion resistance and High compressive strength. High wear resistance and High corrosion resistance together is very rare. ELMAX’s advance powder metallurgy technology allows for this desired combination. The steel is hardened to 60-61 HRC resulting in excellent edge-retention as well as high-impact resistance, yet as easy to sharpen and hold an edge as a good Carbon Steel alloy. ELMAX steel can withstand serious ultra-heavy use.
ELMAX™ TEST RESULTS AND COMPARISONS
Many experts agree that ELMAX steel is the superior all-around product with high-quality features that outperform all other knife steels. Testing shows knives made from other stainless steels are strong in one aspect but weaker in others. Many knives are tough but hard to sharpen. Many are sharp, but prone to corrosion and rust. Others do not rust easily but blades are softer. ELMAX provides all the high-quality features, without any tradeoffs. Using the industry standard CATRA (Cutlery Allied Trades Research Association) Edge Retention Test, ELMAX scored higher than other tested stainless steels, at a very impressive 62 HRC. In the TCC (total cards cut) test, that measures the number of silica impregnated cards that a knife can cut through at a time, ELMAX scored 930.7,second only to Bohler M390 Superclean Steel. The toughness of ELMAX steel at 61 HRC is better than any competitor’s stainless blade steel even at 57 HRC, despite the fact that steel with a lower HRC is typically tougher. ELMAX tested far better for corrosive resistance than 300 Series Stainless Steel, which most Dive Knives are constructed of.
ELMAX™ STEEL KNIFE APPLICATIONS
Knives constructed of ELMAX steel are suitable for many applications over many categories. In particular, ELMAX steel is ideal for Survival, Outdoor and Underwater applications, where high durability, toughness, wear and corrosion resistance is critical. ELMAX built knives can withstand extended exposure to heavy rain or moisture, extreme cold or hot weather combined with heavy constant use.