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Summer Fun Requires a Cool Camp Cutter

A cool camp cutter is a must to help you fully enjoy the fun and sun of summertime in America. Whether you are wilderness camping or simply spending a leisurely day at the lake, some of the latest models will make your experience easier and more satisfying.

Cool Camp Cutter No. 1: Tactical Spork

KA-BAR Tactical Spork

Cool Camp Cutter No. 1: The KA-BAR Tactical Spork. MSRP: $8.32.

Eating outdoors can be a challenge. Enter the new Tactical Spork from KA-BAR. Featuring the stacked-handle design made famous by KA-BAR’s iconic USMC fighting/utility knife, the Tactical Spork is a fork/spoon combo with a 2.5-inch serrated blade that screws into the handle. The Tactical Spork is made from food- and water-approved Grilamid. MSRP: $8.32.

 

Cool Camp Cutter No. 2: Eat’n Tool XL

CRKT Eat'n Tool XL

Cool Camp Cutter No. 2: CRKT Eat’n Tool XL. MSRP: $14.99.

CRKT addresses outdoor dining with the Eat’n Tool XL. Designed by Liong Mah of Palm Bay, Florida, the Eat’n Tool XL consists of a spoon/fork combo and a

lso has a bottle opener, GI-style can opener and a flat screwdriver (6.8.10mm hex), and carries via a non-load-bearing carabiner clip. Made of 3Cr13 stainless steel, it’s 6.13 inches overall and weighs 2.7 ounces. It comes in a choice of silver and black finishes. MSRP: $14.99.

 

Cool Camp Cutter No. 3: Camp Axe

Buck Camp Axe

Cool Camp Cutter No. 3: Buck Camp Axe. MSRP: $71.

If you need something a bit more substantial to split kindling, hammer tent stakes or otherwise handle heavier-duty jobs, Buck‘s Camp Axe is the ticket.

At 12.25 inches overall, a weight of 17.2 ounces and including an injection-molded nylon sheath, the Camp Axe is an ideal size for convenient carry and a wide spread of utility jobs. The 3-inch head is forged, powder-coated, high-carbon steel and the ergonomic haft is high-impact plastic. MSRP: $71.

Cool Camp Cutter No. 4: Shuffle

Shuffle from Kershaw

Cool Camp Cutter No. 4: Kershaw Shuffle. MSRP: $34.99.

A knife that will cut, double as a screwdriver, comes equipped with a jump ring and also will open a bottle of your favorite beverage is an outdoor necessity, and the Shuffle from Kershaw fills the bill. The short (2.4 inches) but wide blade of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel in a black-oxide coating should be legal in most jurisdictions, and the manual-opening folder features a K-Textured glass-filled nylon handle with a single-position pocket clip. Weight: 3.5 ounces. Closed length: 3.25 inches. MSRP: $34.99.

Cool Camp Cutter No. 5: Hobo

Case Hobo

Cool Camp Cutter No. 5: Case Hobo. MSRP: $134.

A traditional pocketknife equipped with a clip blade, fork/can opener and spoon makes the Case Boy Scouts of America Hobo an ideal choice for most any outdoor junket. Stainless steel blades/implements and a natural handle complete this utilitarian classic. Weight: 7.7 ounces. Closed length: 4 1/8 inches.

The knife includes Boy Scouts of America and BSA logo blade etches and a BSA logo shield. MSRP: $134.

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