MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife

MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife

Regular price $229.00 Sale price $199.00

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 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:

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.


Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Tom Brawley

This is a large, sturdy gadget, rather larger and sturdier that I was expecting. I freely admit having no intended use for the knife when I bought it. It is heavy, as these things go. I certainly think it will stand up to hard use.

Muhamed Baravi
MSK-1® Black Tactical Knife

For many years I have been looking for a knife that would meet my individual needs, that it is made of solid material, sharp enough, that I can use it in all weather conditions, and that the price is affordable... and I found that and much more in MSK1 leg.
For a little more than six months now, I have been the proud owner of the MSK1 knife, which has become my faithful companion in all my adventures, and an integral part of my survival equipment.

Christopher Lewis

I hated this knife so much I gave to my best friend he thinks it's the best thing ever. The mini msk-1 is a very good quality knife would highly recommend it anytime

Gift for my girlfriend

I bought myself an elite a year back and I absolutely love it. My girlfriend loved it so much she asked me to get her one for her birthday, which I did. She wanted the All black version and loves it. Although, she keeps it in the front seat with her, she mainly uses it as a camping knife.

Ingrid Schmid
Very good

Im happy, very good

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