With a quality steel blade, great handle design and materials, this knife is well suited to be in your bug out bag, hiking equipment, or with your hunting gear. This knife really shines as an all-weather backwoods tool for sure.
"Featuring a full tang drop point tanto blade with a straight cutting edge, satin finish, and G-10 handle scales, this knife makes for a great urban EDC option. The kydex sheath can be discretely and comfortably carried in a way that best suits your style and comfort."
The popularity of the new for 2017 Steel Will Cutjack isn’t hard to understand. It’s a sturdy, well-finished, everyday pocket knife with high-performance materials offered at an aggressive price. “Every component of the Cutjack is of the highest Steel Will quality,” Steel Will Knives’ Lee K. Aaron tells us. “The Cutjack series is built to last, but not built to break your wallet.'”
Today we have in stock some of the models that you so expected. Italian Cutjack, Gekko 1509 & 1559, Druid 270 and others are now available. Follow this post to find your own new Steel Will Knife!
If you’re looking for the most inexpensive Italian made flipper in M390, then look no further than the Steel will Cutjack Mini. This little flipper uses a ball bearing pivot system to allow for smooth consistent deployments. The exotic Bohler M390 steel is nice and super steely.
Overall the Steel Will Cutjack is a very good knife, and for the price it is a great buy. I would recommend this knife 10 out of 10 times. This is my first Steel Will knife, but this will not be my last knife by them. This has become my everyday carry knife.
Steel Will is proud to introduce new knives: Steel Wil Modus. The Modus folding knife is a reliable tool as well as a stylish accessory.
SMG Inc. will be participating in the largest knives exhibition – The Blade Show in Atlanta, GA.
"I love knives that I can put into multiple roles. EDC knives that are lightweight and slim, but still robust and large enough for almost any task. This Cutjack has it all!" - gideonstactical.
Prior to attending the 2016 SHOT Show, I had never even heard of the brand Steel Will, let alone seen any of their knives. I just happened to be walking down one of the lower level isles when one of their representatives stopped me to compliment my blade-themed shirt from Ace of Blades Apparel. As she drew my attention to the Steel Will brand of knives, I was immediately impressed with much of what I saw.
Sport Manufacturing Group, Inc. began producing knives under the Steel Will brand in 2014. Their knives are categorized into three lines: the Outdoor Series, the Tactical Series, and the Urban Series. As one might safely deduce, the Outdoor Series encompasses Steel Will’s group of knives that are geared toward outdoorsman for hunting, fishing, climbing, hiking, camping, etc.; and the Tactical Series includes those knives that are designed more for combative use.
What might confuse some is their inclusion of the Urban Series. This series of knives includes some of what Steel Will refers to as “convenient, compact knives with an impeccably thoughtful and modern design.” The Cager 1420 is one of those knives from Steel Will’s Urban Series.
The Cager 1420 is a 9.06”-long, full-tang knife constructed from D2 tool steel. The 0.16”-thick, tanto style blade measures 4.33” long and has a satin finish. The knife weighs in at 7.34 ounces, making it hefty for its size, but not heavy.
The more I use knives made from D2 the more I like this particular steel. It is incredibly hard steel and holds an edge extremely well. I mounted a section of 2x4 into a vise and drove the tip of the Cager roughly half an inch into the board and levered it out, a test that has bent or broken the tip of many knives that I have torture tested. I repeated this test five more times. Then I used a mallet to drive the blade all the way through the board. The blade and edge showed no signs of deformity after both tests, and the well-honed blade sliced cleanly through a water bottle afterwards.
One thing about D2 steel is that it can be very difficult to sharpen due to its hardness. It is not really a steel that I would recommend for a survival knife, where field sharpening is frequently a necessity; however, I highly recommend it for a defensive knife such as this one, where edge maintenance is typically done in a controlled environment. A good diamond sharpening system like the Wicked Edge™ makes sharpening D2 quite manageable when it actually becomes necessary.
The Cager has screwed-on black G10 handle scales that are well fitted to the tang. The metal stock of the tang and the scales have an almost seamless junction everywhere except on the top side where the very aggressive jimping is located near the pommel. It is obvious that this is done intentionally so that the user can get the most purchase on the jimping. The edges are a bit sharp where the metal is exposed at the lanyard hole and could stand to be rounded off a little (I have found this to be a common flaw with other Steel Will knives as well).
The handle shape is well thought out and the knife is very comfortable in the hand. The top rear portion of the handle has a subtle angle change that fills the palm nicely. The portion of the handle around the finger groove swoops in to create a nice fit for the thumb and index finger when using a full grip. There is also another small section of jimping on the thumb ramp to aid with control during thumb-supported cutting.
The Cager is well balanced with the balance point being right at the center of the finger groove. One of the things I look for in a tactical or fighting knife is grip versatility. I want to be able to use a fighting knife in either a forward and reverse grip with the edge facing either direction. This knife fits exceptionally well in all of those grip configurations except for the edge inward reverse grip; however, it is still functional in that grip. It just doesn’t mold to the hand in that configuration the way it does with the others.
The Cager comes with a molded Kydex sheath with a removable MOLLE-compatible belt loop attachment. The nylon belt loop attachment has a double-snap retention band for extra security. The Kydex sheath alone has a good amount of retention, so using the sheath without the belt loop attachment does not pose a problem.
Since the Cager is part of the Urban Series and marketed as an EDC knife suitable for the urban jungle, I am disappointed that more thought did not go into the sheath system when it comes to carry options. While the belt loop attachment is fine for field carry, something more concealable such as an IWB (inside the waistband) would be more suited for the target environment. Even a Tek-Lok attachment for a horizontal belt carry would have been a better option for urban carry.
To my surprise, the Cager 1420 has actually become one of my favorite knives. The combination of knife’s full-tang D2 construction, blade design, balance, and handle ergonomics has made the Cager 1420 a knife that I just have a hard time putting down. It just feels right.
Photo Credits: Chad McBroom
The “Outdoor” series is a line of first class knives created for use outside the metropolis. These high-quality knives will become an indispensable tool for fishermen, hunters, hikers, climbers, and all other outdoorsmen. Each knife from this line was created for its own specific goals and objectives, beginning from a compact Skinner and ending with a huge Chopper. Impeccable design combined with practical sheaths makes Steel Will “Outdoor” Knives a great companion for any outdoorsmen.Show all models
The “Urban” line is extremely versatile and useful for everyday life. “Urban” knives are convenient, compact knives with an impeccably thoughtful and modern design. They can become the pride of their owners. The city has a lot of surprises for us every day, but there are no insurmountable obstacles for residents with an “Urban” knife.Show all models
The skill of using a knife requires an appropriate tool to develop this skill, and turn it closer to a form of art. A greenhorn is able to develop his skills very fast with a good knife, but a professional who uses Steel Will will never forget it. Our designers were inspired by the best military knives to create the “Tactical” series. These durable and reliable knives are ideal for both training and for everyday use. The “Tactical” knife will be able to help its owner in any situation.Show all models
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