‘Horse’ Brand Survival Knife

A survival knife by a bike-maker? You heard right.

Horse Brand

Brooklyn-based Horse Cycles, which makes custom mountain and road bikes (as well as USA-made outdoors gear), is now offering a 1095 carbon steel survival blade.

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Handmade at the Horse Cycles workshop in New York, the blade of the HORSE Carbon Steel Camping Knife is on the thin side at 3/32″. Likely not a great choice for heavy chopping. But with a full tang, it should slice beautifully and be reasonably durable.

It has a utilitarian Scandi grind the length of the cutting edge and a tough G10 handle that comes in a unique “sea glass” green color.


You can buy a leather sheath hand-stamped and made by leathersmith Will Lisak from ETWAS bags.

The sheaths are made of thick-cut, vegetable-tanned leather and stamped with the Horse logo.

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Quick specs:

  • 1095 High Carbon Steel blade
  • G10 Handle
  • 6 7/8″ overall length with a 3″ blade
  • Scandinavian grind
  • Drop point
  • Heat treated to 56/58 Rockwell
  • Nickel lanyard hole for tethering 

The Horse Carbon Steel Camping Knife is available now for $150.

Classic bike builds are the company's other offering
Classic bike builds are the company’s other offering
Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.