First Look: White River Knife & Tool Firecraft FC3.5 Pro Knife

by
posted on March 8, 2018
white-river-knife-and-tool-firecraft-fc35-knife-pro-f.jpg
When you're out in the woods or stranded in an extreme-weather event, counting on your daily carry folding knife isn't going to cut it. Luckily, the White River Knife & Tool Firecraft FC3.5 Pro is purpose-built to provide prepared individuals with a rugged, ready-to-use tool in emergency scenarios.

One of the smallest offerings in the company's Firecraft series of survival knives, the FC3.5 Pro is designed as a compact carry option that can easily fit into any outdoor kit or can even be counted on as an everyday-carry tool. The knife's blade is machined from CPM S35VN steel, which features a hardness rating of 58-60 HRC, meaning that the blade will hold an edge considerably longer than many other knives on the market but will require more effort to resharpen.

One of the unique elements of the White River Knife & Tool Firecraft FC3.5 Pro is the unique notch located on the spine of the blade. This notch is designed to function with an included ferro rod, allowing owners to use the steel and striker-rod combination to create sparks for a fire. The knife also incorporates a full-tang handle complete with scales machined from bright-orange G10 materials. This makes the blade easily visible in any pack or survival kit, ensuring that users can put their hands on this essential tool at a moment's notice.

In addition to the blade and ferro striker rod, the FC3.5 Pro also ships with its own custom-fit Kydex knife sheath, which can be used in a number of comfortable carry positions. For those that prefer to keep a knife inside a pack rather than on their body, the sheath also retains the blade and protects it from other elements in your kit.

The blade on the White River Knife & Tool Firecraft FC3.5 Pro knife measures 3.5 inches long, while the overall length of the knife is 7.75 inches. Total weight of the tool is 3.8 ounces. The suggested retail price on the blade is $135.

Latest

52 liter base pack
52 liter base pack

First Look: Tasmanian Tiger Base Pack 52

When you absolutely, positively have to carry everything with you.

First Look: FN 510 Tactical and FN 545 Tactical

Two new heavy hitters from one of the most-respected gunmakers in the world.

I Carry Spotlight: Beretta 80X Cheetah

Beretta re-enters the compact .380 ACP market with an updated version of a classic pistol.

First Look: Tagua LOCK Line Holsters

The advantages of a leather holster with the firm grip of a polymer holster.

Review: Colt 6700 / AR-15A4 Rifle

A throwback that can still run with today's AR-15s.

NIOA Acquires US Manufacturer Barrett Firearms

NIOA will continue to build Barrett's legendary rifles in Tennessee.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.