The SIGMA 3 Survival Systems store is designed to be the most comprehensive site for people looking for the highest quality survival and bushcraft gear they can possibly get. There are thousands of stores of other stores that offer low end survival gear and we don't plan to compete in that market. Our goal is to offer only professional grade equipment recommended from our full time survival instructors from all over the world.
SIGMA 3 Survival School is the largest and most comprehensive outdoor survival training school in the world! No one else comes close to the number of instructors, US satellite schools, and international locations. SIGMA 3 Survival Systems is our retail wing designed to provide gear for customers interested in taking our hardcore survival courses or doing expeditions of their own!
This isn't just junk gear that is thrown out there from varying distributors just to have a comprehensive site. And we don't care about our margins or profit! The only thing that matters is that we have the best of the best survival gear!
Survival gear is one of the most important decisions a person can make when traveling into the backcountry or going to dangerous locations. You never know when the weather will change or disaster will strike. There is so many things that can happen to you when traveling in remote wilderness locations, you must have an insurance policy for your life. That insurance policy is the survival gear you choose to carry! Whether you find yourself lost in the woods or in a SHTF scenario, your gear can sometimes mean life and death.
SIGMA 3 Survival teaches you how to survive with nothing but your knife for an indefinite amount of time. But once you have those skills, you always want to improve your efficiency and time management by carrying good gear. It just makes your outdoor trips that much more enjoyable. Survival is a calories game and being efficient in your ability to complete bushcraft tasks is largely determined by the effectiveness of your survival gear. You want to carry tools, clothing, and equipment that will make you more comfortable in the backwoods.
No other site in the world can you be in direct contact with full time survival instructors that will help you navigate the complicated gear world. We appreciate your business and we will strive to prove to you that we have the best customer service and products in the industry.
Thanks for your support of SIGMA 3 and our mission to expand self reliance training centers all over the world. Planting the seed of Self-Reliance, one customer at a time! Semper Paratus!
The knife maker is Blackfeather knives and after using Master Knife Maker Joe Hunnicut's various bushcraft blades in our instructor program, I knew he had to be the man to make our SIGMA 3 Bushcraft blades.
The steel in use is O1 tool steel, and until I started using Joe's knives I wasn't always a fan of O1 steel. After having used several Blind Horse blades, I wasn't satisfied with the performance of this steel. Until I tried Blackfeathers O1, and then I was totally sold on how amazing it was for bushcraft knives. The tempering process that is used at Blackfeather is the best I have tried for this steel and it blew me away at how long it held an edge, but was still extremely quick to resharpen in the field. During our 45 day survival instructor course I used it exclusively and found I could get it hair shaving in less than 5 minutes with nothing more than a leather belt.
What is this bushcraft knife best used for? This blade was designed to be light to medium duty blade used for the finer work you will be doing when bushcrafting. It is not designed for batoning, even though it is completely capable of it and we do it regularly with no damage to it to date. The scandivex grind is purpose built to make super fine cuts, shavings, trap notches, and do the finer work of survival. We recommend the Standard blade for your heavier chopping and batoning tasks. We always say two is one and one is none, when it comes to bushcraft knives. It's always best to carry a backup blade like our Standard, which was purpose built to be paired with this knife.
What about the handle design? One of the things we love about these SIGMORA handles is that they have a very neutral grip so that you can use any style of bushcraft grip you need to get the job done. We also do not polish the handles like many companies such as Bark River knives, and this gives you greater grip under wet or slippery conditions.
What's different about this blade? Well the main thing you won't see on any other knife is the scraper on the pommel and it makes the best fire tinder of any knife tool I've used to date. It was added as a feature so that you can quickly take any piece of wood and create the finest wood dust to catch a spark from the ferro rod. Also the spine of the knife is extremely sharp and great for making sparks, as well as tillering bows and much more.
Steel: 1/8" 01 tool steel
Blade Length: 4" blade length
Overall Length: 8 1/2"
Grind: Scandivex grind
Spine: Very sharp 90 degree spine
Pommel: (Unique to the SIGMORA), fire making tinder scraper
Handles: Green Canvas Micarta, un-polished for increased grip
Sheath: Included is a custom leather sheath. Custom Kydex Sheaths are available through Integrated Survival Systems.
***Warranty- All Blackfeather knives have a lifetime warranty. Obviously it is only warrantied from normal wear and tear. Any damage that is determined to be abuse will not be warrantied. These knives are built with the intentions of passing on as an heirloom so we stand behind our work 100%.
***Free Sharpening- All knives can be sent back in for free sharpening. If you want the full spa treatment to restore your blades back to almost new, then that will be a small fee.
Let's talk about price: For many people spending $250 on a knife seems like a lot of money. But the number 1 survival tool you can carry in the woods is a good bushcraft knife and we think this is one area you should never skimp on price. This is literally the most important tool for your survival in the wilderness. We always tell our students that you should, "Buy Once, Cry Once". It is better to spend the money on a top notch knife, than to end up going through lots of cheaper knives in order to find what works best. Of all the things you can spend your hard earned money on for survival, your bushcraft knife should be your top consideration. If you find yourself dumped into the river and all your equipment is washed down the rapids, you will at least have your knife and firestarter at your side. The knife enables bushcrafters to create anything they need in the wilderness if they have the right training and skills. There are many great bushcraft knives out there for a lower price, but a production blade will never have the features and quality of this bushcraft knife. Custom sculpted handles to fit your hand. The best heat treat you can get. A scraper that you can't get on any other bushcraft blade out there. Hand made sheath and a great attention to detail in the whole blade making process. This just isn't something you can get from a manufactured knife at a cheaper price. Each knife takes about 10 hours to create and for craftsmanship like this, it is never going to come cheaply. American Made and produced!
If you have any questions about these knives, don't hesitate to contact us!
• Please allow up to 21 days for delivery.
Simply put...we are experts in the survival industry! If you have a question, let us know. If you want to know what to buy for any specific purpose, let us know so our experts can guide you. We look forward to hearing from you!
After four months of use, I can say the design is great! I thoroughly enjoy using the knife. I like the size, weight, blade length, blade profile, 90 degree spine, rough scale material and pommel. I'm a little concerned with the durability of the cutting edge though. I wouldn't say that I abuse my knifes by any means, but I've already bent the tip and put a small chip in the blade from normal campcraft tasks. Now, I'm nervous to baton with this knife. Another small annoyance is that the handle scales are not symmetrical. I understand this happens with custom blades, but this one isn't even close. From a custom knife maker, I would like to see an option for liners. I wear large gloves and the handle is on the small side for my hands. I would also like to have the option for a bow drill divot. All-in-all, kickass tool.
Been telling my friends about it...I'm done shopping for knives, this is the one.