We’re on the ground at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018, scouting the best new gear from the outdoor industry launching in 2018 and 2019.
At Gear Patrol we’re suckers for a quality, durable outdoor-oriented fixed blade knife, and Benchmade’s all-new 200 Puukko delivers precisely those attributes in spades. The Puukko is a Scandinavian-style knife popular in the outdoor and survival spaces, largely due to its flat spine which is perfect for hammering into logs or striking with a flint. The Puukko also utilizes 3V steel (which is not stainless and therefore needs to be maintained), which is remarkably resilient and can handle intense use without breaking. The handle is made from a non-slip rubberized material that feels soft yet tacky in the hand. The 200 Puukko will be available this October.
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