Bug Out, Bushcraft, Backpack and Battle Blade
MSK-1 Black is Ready to Conquer Your Next Mission - Without Breaking the Bank
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
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
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|
Full Tang, Fixed Blade Fine Edge
Full Tang, Fixed Blade Fine Edge
Full Tang, Fixed Blade Fine Edge
(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)||
|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|
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)
||14.0oz (396g)||8.9oz (252g)|
|20-Item Handle Survival Kit 2.0||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pommel-End Ferro Rod Striker||Yes||Yes||Yes|
||(P): Antiqued Leather (B): Tactical Black Kydex: ACS™||Tactical Black Kydex: ACS™ Adaptable Carry System||
ACS™ Sheath Compatible
|(P) No (B): Yes||Yes||
Yes / Limited
Made in USA
||No - El Salvador||Yes - USA||
Yes - USA
|Lifetime Warranty (Details)||Yes||
|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.
We HONOR USA VETERANS and ACTIVE DUTY USA SERVICE MEMBERS
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 that your country may charge significant import: fees, duties, taxes and / or tariffs. These fees are YOUR sole responsibility to pay in order to receive the gear that you ordered from us.
HERE is an simple online calculator to get an idea of what your Import Duty will be: https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/
If your order is returned to us from the shipper for free (USPS Only) - we will refund your order total minus the shipping fees. If the carrier you select (UPS, DHL, FedEx) does not return the knife and / or gear - you will receive NO refund.
Paying IMPORT Fees is YOUR Responsibility. Please make sure you understand your TOTAL costs (including import fees) BEFORE your order. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Excellent quality and performance for the price. I highly recommend the addition of the exterior molle sheath system as well. Form without sacrificing functionality.
The knife is actually good and is holding up nicely.
I love the MSK-1! It's just a really awesome knife. It is everything I hoped it would be and more!
I would love a few more sheath options though. The Kydex is fine, but the belt attachment is a bit bulky and noisy. The nylon ACS gets a bit too bulky for my taste as well. A (black) leather sheath would be great. Possibly as a scout carry option.
The ferro rod handle broke off before I even used it.
International order and shipping was great. Highly recommended!
When I received my MSK-1Black Tactical knife, there were a few issues with it. Overall the knife was a solid performer, but unfortunately the ferro rod striker at the bottom of the handle was not built properly, and so throwing sparks was almost impossible. As well there was uneven grinding of the knife itself, and the powder coat comes off very easily, but this did not effect the performance. When I reached out about the issues, the customer service response was good, but it took it bit of back and forth before the offer to replace the knife came up. I was pleasantly surprised that the knife was replaced at no extra cost, and the new one is much better. There are no more issues with the ferro striker now, and the new knife is actually a bit larger than the original. The knife design is incredibly good, and every time I use the MSK-1, it honestly feels like it is built for survival. It is a jack of all trades, and does very well at all things. I've used it to chop, baton, feather stick, split, and even carve a spoon, and every single task was an enjoyment with this blade. I recommend you replace the bolts that tighten the kydex sheath to the belt carrier, as they come loose often. Some lock tight should help too. In my opinion there's no better designed knife on the market in the category of survival and camp craft. And the survival kit in the handle is very good quality.