5.11 Tactical started with their Royal Robbin’s pants and have become known for their tactical pants. They have added a number of products to their line since then though to include other clothing options including shirts, shorts and outerwear and have added watches, flashlights and knives like the 5.11 Tactical Scout Knife.
This knife is a folding knife and it meets all the requirements of a portable folding knife.
- It can cut
- It is small enough to make carrying it around convenient
- It has a good grip for a secure hold
- The blade opens easily when you want it to open
- The clip is movable offering you multiple ways to carry it
- The price is reasonable
- It is made from strong and durable materials
The 5.11 Tactical Scout Knife features a 3.5 inch flat grind plain edge spear point blade. The blade is stored within the knifes 4.75 inch grips when the knife is folded shut. These are ergonomically shaped so they are narrower closer to the pivot point but gets deeper as you get closer to the end. This kind of shape makes the knife good to use as it conforms nicely to the shape of the human hand. This means you will have a better and more secure grip when using the scout folding knife.
The knife also features grooves for your index and middle fingers. These grooves combined with the platform for your ring and pinky fingers give you ease of adjustment whenever you need to adjust your grip. There are handle slabs made from G-10 which gives the knife a slip resistant capability. The knife features liners and a liner lock which are crafted from stainless steel. Opening the blade will lock it into place with an audible “SNAP”.
You can open the blade of the 5.11 Tactical Scout Knife by rotating the arrow head hole and pushing the blade open until you hear the locking snap which means the blade is locked in position. The knife is ambidextrous and so you can easily do this with both hands and if you are not new to folding lock blade knives you will be able to easily open this knife by simply holding the knife in the correct position and flipping out your wrist.
At the price the 5.11 Tactical Scout knife is a good buy and it doesn’t look too aggressive. Being a 5.11 product you know it is built well, is fully functional and durable. It is a good choice if you are on the lookout for a good folding knife. Buy it for yourself or purchase it as a gift, either way you won’t be disappointed with your purchase.