Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
sog jungle primitive review
As a keen outdoors-man i like to be well equiped , able to do what i've got to do with ease and affectivness . I always take two knives out with me , one main hefty blade for chopping tasks , such as camp building , and trap making and a secondry smaller blade for doing the more finer work which my hefty blade is not really suitable for . Dont get me wrong - it is possible to do all the tasks i encounter with my primary blade , but tasks like skinning rabbits are much easier with a shorter , more well,evenly balanced blade . First impressions of the SOG JP were great finish , brilliant grip and a shave sharp edge , which i later learnt holds very well . The only conserne i had was not being sure that this 4.5 mm blade was going to be heavy enough to perform as well as my usuall 6.35 mm blades which have the weight and heft for chopping - such as ONTARIO MARINE RAIDER , or BECKER TAC TOOL which both chop brilliantly . As it turned out , the only blade i took out with me on this particular day was the SOG JP . Amazed! It chopped with ease , made short work of processing fire wood , and also , to my surprise , was nimble enough in my hand to complete the smallest of tasks , out-doing my usuall 3" folder that i normally would rely on for making fire sticks , carving notches into wood for trap-making and also shaving onto wood to make tinder out of fine shavengs . The saw on the spine of the blade works a treat for taking care of rhe smaller 1" - 2" branches , just to spread some of the work load out between the two cutting edges , and also making it possible to create a flat face on the end of a tree limb which is some times desirable for certain traps , or even weapon making , if needed . For such a light 9.5" blade , it is surprisingly capable of the heavier tasks. I think this is because of the way the knife is weighted - sligjhtly forward heavy , but giving the best of both worlds as it remains controlable and creates little to no muscle srain , aided by the comfortable digi-grip which i am now a fan of ! I was more than happy with the sheath , well made , neatly stiched together with a very usefull velcro fastened pocket on the front , which i preffer to keep a sharpening stone in . For me this blade ticks all the boxes as a bush survival tool , and am amazed at the price , i would of happily paid double for this blade . SOG have out-done them selves with The Jungle Primitive .