We often get questions about which afforable knives are actually good. Most people call a price class; Under €100,-, Under €50, between €50,- and €100,- and so on goes the list. IT’s SO TIRESOME!!! no, that’s just a joke. You know we love you. From watching our channel you probably already know we often recommend the Mora Garberg, Patriot Manly or Terava Knives. However, today we have a new knife to add to that list. The Wanger Observer Knife in 440C @ 58-59 HRC.
We once did a give-away of this knife on our channel (Video Below) because we felt it was a very good knife to introduce people to the knife world. The Knife itself comes with a Kydex sheath but nowadays MesserundCo also sells a separate leather sheath for those who prefer leather!
The knife itself uses 5mm thick 440C steel (more on that below), is full tang and uses G10 scales. Overall this knife is capable of almost anything you can throw at it. It’s made to be used!
The design is simple but slick . The blade is full flat with a secondary V edge (which I would personally grind to a secondary Convex) and offers a sharpening choil for easier sharpening.
It also offers a comfortable and royal finger guard which makes the knife safer in use.
The only downside to the slick design is that the spine is rounded off making it impossible to scrape a fire steel with it so make sure you take a fire steel that comes with a scraper!