Kershaw 1077TAN Camp 10 Fixed 10" 65Mn Carbon Steel Blade, Tan Rubber Handles, GRN Sheath


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KS1077TAN: 1077TAN Camp 10, Tan
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The popular Kershaw Camp 10 machete has been widely praised for both value and durability. And while its original black-and-gray color scheme looks great in the field or in the backyard, Kershaw thought they'd try this favorite in a different color, too. This black-and-tan color scheme was inspired by a Camp 10 that was put to work and got all dusty in the process. Turns out, it looked pretty good doing it.

The "Camp Tan", as the designer likes to call it, has all the features of the regular Camp 10, but with a tan handle and sheath. From clearing brush to making kindling, the Camp 10 Tan is the ideal outdoor and survival tool. Cut, slash, hack, split, scrape—just about any task you ask of it, the Camp 10 Tan can handle. The full tang Camp 10 Tan is made of 65Mn carbon tool steel for toughness and wear resistance. A black powder coat protects the steel and makes maintenance easier.

With its rubber overmold, the Camp 10's handle is super-grippy and provides an extra-secure, contoured grip. The handle has a built-in hand guard and is drilled in both front and rear so you can attach a lanyard either place—or both—for carrying versatility. The new Camp 10 Tan comes with a matching tan molded sheath with handy lash points and nylon straps. It attaches to pack, belt, ATV trail box, or saddlebags with ease.
  • Full tang construction
  • Textured, rubberized grip
  • Includes glass-filled nylon sheath with belt loop
  • Lanyard hole
  • Blade Length: 10.0" (25.4 cm)
  • Handle Length: 6.0" (15.2 cm)
  • Overall Length: 16.0" (40.6 cm)
  • Blade Steel: 65Mn Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Black Powder Coat
  • Handle Material: Rubber Overmold
  • Sheath Material: GRN
  • Weight: 1 lb. 2.3 oz. (521 g)
  • Weight with Sheath: 1 lb. 8.0 oz. (681 g)
  • Made in China
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Kershaw 1077TAN Camp 10 Fixed 10" 65Mn Carbon Steel Blade, Tan Rubber Handles, GRN Sheathrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Kershaw 1077TAN Camp 10 Fixed 10" 65Mn Carbon Steel Blade, Tan Rubber Handles, GRN Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tom H
Nov 14, 2019
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
An Easy on the Budget Legendary Camp Knife
Kershaw Camp 10 has gotten pretty good reviews over the years, so I decided to check it out. I’m not gonna call this knife, “Camp Tan.” That’s just too, cutesy. There is a reason most manufacturers put a qualifying adjective before the word “tan” in their product descriptions (e.g., desert, coyote, or khaki). It is because the word tan seems to have milquetoast connotations. Camp Coyote doesn’t have a bad ring to it. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Camp 10 is actually a scaled down Kukri. I never really noticed from the pictures, but it is obvious when you have it in your hands: curved spine and handle, recurved blade. Camp 10 Coyote arrived sharp. The blade has a nice long tapered saber grind, with a 25 degree edge. The blade is only 3/16” thick, keeping the weight down. But, keep that in mind. It is not ¼” thick like a Gerber Gator Golok, Buck 108 Froe, or a Condor Heavy Duty Kukri; nor does it have the steep chopping grind of those blades, so, scale down tasks accordingly. Camp 10 is much handier, and more versatile than the afore mentioned knives, with fine slicing mechanics r/t the long tapered saber grind, and recurve blade. It has a nice feel in the hand, with responsive control from the handle. Balance forward, but agile/fast in the hand. Great handle design. The palm swell allows you to grip firmly with index finger and thumb, ahead of the swell, and open the hand somewhat to allow the handle to rock forward in the hand to deliver a power snap in a chopping stroke. Nice. Handle is grippy, but would be rough with long use, and may require glove. Camp 10 has lanyard holes fore and aft of the grip for secure retention. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Handsome sheath with plenty of options for attaching an accessory pouch (for sharpener, fire starters, etc.), or small fixed blade. Camp 10 rattles in the sheath like a diamondback in an Indiana Jones movie. I took a heat gun on low, a homemade tin foil funnel to pinpoint the heat, and focused it on a small spot beneath the strap on the back of the sheath. When it became slightly plastic/flexible, I push my thumb into sheath (knife removed, rag between thumb—HOT!) with steady pressure until it cooled somewhat. Careful, some of these mystery plastics can quickly overheat and reach a point of no return, deforming/contorting out of shape and ruining the sheath (been there, done that). Mine was successful, and Camp 10 Coyote now rides in her sheath quiet as a garter snake on ice. I’m not crazy about the retention strap on the sheath, but it is, what it is. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I have read a few reviews where customers have experienced blade failure with their Camp 10s (fracturing/chipping, etc.). I have owned and used Kershaw’s, Camp 18 Machete for many years and it has never failed/chipped/rolled, though I have only used it on brush; never chopping on logs (wasn’t really designed for that). Camp 10 is made of the same 65Mn steel, about the equivalent of 1065 carbon steel (tough stuff) with a little Minnesota added to make it more Paul Bunyan-ish (Yah, you betcha, eh?). So, I took Camp 10 Coyote out back and whacked the snail snot out of it on some nearly petrified, black locust logs. I’d rather have it fail right off the bat, here at home, than out in the wilderness somewhere. It passed with flying colors; no chipping or visible rolling noted. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Kershaw, Camp 10 Coyote is a well designed and executed scaled-down kukri/camp knife that won’t break the bank, or your back toting it. Is it the ultimate camp knife? No. But, it will handle a slew of camp chores for many years while you save up for your Gossman Knives, custom camp knife.


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