MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
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MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
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MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black
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MSK-1® Black
MSK-1® Black

MSK-1® Black


Regular price $249.00

Bug Out, Bushcraft, Backpack and Battle Blade 

MSK-1 Black is Ready to Conquer Your Next Mission - Without Breaking the Bank

MSk-1 Black - Tactical Survival Knife

One Day It Happened...

In early 2017 we began working with a highly regarded team of master craftsman in Central America to develop a more budget friendly line of MSK-1 knives.

NOW - after several years of prototypes and testing (to get things just right), we are proud to announce the newest edition to our MSK-1 line-up of premium survival knives. MSK-1 Black!

Black, Beautiful and Built for: Bushcraft, Battle and Backpacking

MSK-1 Black Survival Knife

Forged from the same tough, edge-retaining, 1075 high carbon steel that we use in our popular MSK-1 Primitive knife - MSK-1 Black (at 0.22 inch thick) is a full one ounce lighter than MSK-1 Elite (at 0.25 inch thick) without any reduction in performance.

What you get is a lighter in the hand, lower cost, beastly blade, that is made for hard (all day) use in any situation.    

MSK-1 Black stands out in a crowd with its beautiful, wear-repelling, jet black powder coat finish and ergonomic, computer modeled G-10 grip system that is precision milled for exceptional hand control and comfort in the field

As with EVERY MSK-1... you get all of our signature life-saving, wilderness-conquering innovations like:

  • 20 Item Micro Survival Kit that Tucks Into the MSK-1 Handle, and is Easily
    MSK-1 Elite Survival Knife

    Accessed in the Field By Removing Our Exclusive Slotted Bolts.
  • Stainless Steel Bow Drill Divot (Bolt) to Make Improvised Friction Fire Much Easier.
  • Full 0.23 inch thick 1075 High Carbon steel (similar to 1095), Full Tang, Razor Sharp Blade that's Designed for Hard Use in Extreme Situations. 
  • Pommel End Fire Steel Striker that's Optimized to Aim a Shower of Blaze-Starting Sparks at Your Tinder. 
  • Extended Pommel for Smashing, Grinding, Crushing and Breaking Things.
  • Oversized Finger Choil that Gives You Greater Control for Fine Detail Work.
  • Center-Aligned Clip Point for Drilling, Fine Detail Work and Piercing Tasks.
  • Jimped Thumb Ramp that Adds Stability, Comfort and Control. 
  • Lanyard and Lashing Holes for Transforming Your Knife Into A Spear or Easily Adding a Paracord Handle Wrap. 
  • Computer-Modeled Comfort Grip that Allows for 3 Grip Positions (1) Choked Up for Fine Work (2) Full Handle for Quick, Powerful Cutting (3) Rear Position for Chopping - Like a Boss.
  • And a Lot More (See Comparison Chart Below).

Made for Generations

MSK-1 Black is a ridiculously amazing legacy knife you'll be proud to use for life and pass on to the next generation.

This is a high performance blade made for those who want a one-knife solution (or a complete two-knife) user-customizable survival knife system that can be trusted to perform in both good times and bad. 

Limited Quantities Are Available. Due to high demand, please allow up to 1 week for your MSK-1 knife and / or gear to ship.  Thank you for your patience!

Design Your Ultimate Survival Knife Kit

MSK-1 Black is made to be customized and upgraded (by you) to serve your changing needs. It's easy to build out your ultimate survival knife system with our exclusive line of add-ons, sheaths, handles and kit accessories.

All the MSK-1 "Magic" - for $100 Less that Our MSK-1 Elite

MSK-1 Black sports all of the key features and capabilities of the original MSK-1 (and our New MSK-1 Elite line-up) - while being our most affordable tactical MSK-1 ever.

INCLUDES: (1) MSK-1 Black Knife (Made of 1075 High Carbon Steel)  (1) Set Jet Black G-10 Handles (with Field Removable Stainless Steel Bolts) (1) ACS Black Tactical Kydex Sheath (1) Handle Survival Kit - V2.0

MSK-1 / PACK-1 Model Comparison Chart*

MODEL Primitive (P) Black (B) Elite (E) Warrior (EW) PACK-1
Primary Use Utility / Survival (P): Bushcraft / Camping (B): Tactical (Both): Tactical / Utility / Survival (E): Camping / Bushcraft Military / Tactical / Utility / SERE / Survival
Primary Edge
Full Tang, Fixed Blade Fine Edge
Full Tang, Fixed Blade Fine Edge
Full Tang, Fixed Blade Fine Edge 
Double Edge No
(E): No (EW): Yes
Triple Edge No (E): No / (EW): Yes No
Blade Material / Finish 1075 @ 55-60 HRC (Tougher than 1095) / (P): Blasted Satin (B)Traction Black Powder Coat (154CM Stainless Steel @ 60-61 HRC: Covert Graphite Black Cerakote 154CM Stainless Steel @ 60-61 HRC: Covert Graphite Black Cerakote
Blade Thickness 0.22in (0.56cm)
0.25in (0.64cm)
0.19in (0.48cm)
Handle Set (P): Real Walnut Hardwood (B): Tactical Jet Black G10  + BS Gray Liners OD Green Canvas Micarta Slabs Infused with Bees Wax OD Green Canvas Micarta Slabs Infused with Bees Wax + BS Gray Liners
Handle Bolts: Stainless Removable w/ Bow Drill Divot:
(P): Tumbled (B): D-Cote™ Black Oxide D-Cote™ Black Oxide Divot, D-Cote™ Black Oxide
Blade Length
4.6in (11.7cm)
4.6in (11.7 cm)
4.7in (11.9 cm)
Total Length 11.3in (28.6cm)
11.3in (28.6 cm)
10.2in (25.9 cm)
Weight 13.0oz (369g)
14.0oz (396g) 8.9oz (252g)
20-Item Handle Survival Kit 2.0 Yes Yes Yes
Pommel-End Ferro Rod Striker Yes Yes Yes
Sheath System
(P): Antiqued Leather (B)Tactical Black Kydex: ACS™   Tactical Black Kydex: ACS™ Adaptable Carry System  

Tactical Black Kydex: ACS™ Adaptable Carry System: Multi-Carry / Multi Setup
ACS™ Sheath Compatible  
(P) No (B): Yes Yes Yes / Limited
Made in USA
No - El Salvador Yes - USA
Yes - USA
Lifetime Warranty (Details) Yes
Bundles Available 
Yes - Stock Dependent Yes - Stock Dependent
Yes - Stock Dependent

See Knives Elite / Elite Warrior

*Since We Are Constantly Improving the MSK-1 and PACK-1 Knife Line Up, Final Shipped MSK-1 Knife / Sheath / Kit Specifications May Vary Slightly.


If You Are a USA Veteran or on Active Duty for the US Military, We Want to Get the MSK-1 Elite Warrior Into Your Hands! We'd love to give you a 10% Military Discount (with Valid Military ID). Please Contact Us BEFORE You Pre-Order. See contact details at bottom of page. 

*OUR VETERANS and ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY DISCOUNT is available ONLY to persons who are currently serving, or who have served honorably in the USA Military (ONLY). BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER - Please email a copy of your current military ID, DD 214 or VIC Card to us so that we can verify your United States of America Armed Forces service. Once verified we will send you a special code that you can use during checkout for 10% off the purchase of any MSK-1 Knife Kit. THANK YOU!


To ALL International Customers (those outside of the USA)
Please know you are responsible for all import fees, duties, taxes and / or tariffs.

HERE is an simple online calculator to get an idea of what your Import Duty will be:

Please contact us (before you order) if you have any questions. Thank you.


Customer Reviews

Based on 42 reviews
Versatile piece of equipment

Package was fast delivery! I like that! The survival knife handle along with ridges felt just right for my grip, the weight perfectly balanced and kits inside the handle are water resistant materials that can rely on which that makes me want this. Even though I haven’t use it yet but I’m exciting to try it soon for hiking and camping. Love the design and purpose of it for useful and benefits needed.

A tank of a knife .

Great blade , solid, reliable, unbreakable but blunt as a hammer (that’s the only negative) .


Great knife! It was definitely a tight fit getting the kit in the handle, but it fit and went back together nice and easy. Holds a solid edge even after doing a bit of chopping with it. Overall a great product!

Chris C - PHX
Best addition to my tactical arsenal

Definitely way better than my standard combat knife. Wish the Elite wasn’t sold out though.


I have not received it yet. Looking forward to it.

Hey Rick!
I was looking through reviews, and saw that you had not yet received your knife at the time of the review. Have you received it yet? Let us know if we need to resolve any problems for you.
Have a great day!

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