Pro Tracker Folder

The Swedish retail store Biltema now offer a variety of hunting and outdoors equipment. I've tested their folding knife from Pro Tracker. This is a robust folder with a 3,5 mm thick drop point blade and a lock back mechanism. When I first saw this knife in a picture I got interested in it's sturdy design. However; the pleasant price of 75 SEK indicates that this is not a knife of premium quality.

The shape of the blade and the gripable rubber handle makes this a nice hunting knife. Unfortunately the knife is delivered with a dull edge. But with this small price tag I can take a moment by the grind stone. The folding mechanism it not so good as it doesn't offer a tight lock. If this annoys you; the fixed blade version could be a more robust alternative (also offered with wooden handle). The fixed blade has a shorter blade in 7CR17MOV and is a bit more pricey.

After some use I can say that this folder is pretty OK. The colorful rubber grip offers a very good grip even when wet and bloody and I still like the looks of the knife. However I've been forced to sharpen the blade frequently to keep a nice edge. It will be interesting to see how long the mechanism of this folder will last. The knife is delivered with a practical nylon sheath.

Blade material: Stainless steel 3CR13, HRC 52-55
Blade length: 91 mm (92 mm according to manufacturer)
Knife length: 119 mm / 208 mm (210 mm according to manufacturer)
Knife weight: 104 g
Total weight: 146 g (with sheath)
 Price: 75 SEK (Sweden 2013)

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