Versatility on Steroids - Meets Epic Bladeness
Lighten Your Load and PACK ONE Knife for: Camping, Bushcraft, Prepping, Survival, Tactical Applications and Self-Defense.
MADE in the USA! Introducing PACK-1 Elite:
An All-in-One Utility Knife System. Precision Crafted in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, USA.
ALMOST GONE! Get Yours Today... Next Batch Arrival December 2023.
Light in the hand, ready for any task, and always by your side, PACK-1 Elite was inspired by the Samurai Kaiken (self-defense dagger), Scandinavian Puukko (bushcraft blade) and David's MSK-1 Elite survival knife. (See MSK-1 vs. PACK-1 comparison below)
Imagine Your Perfect "Go To" Blade...
Following the fantastic success of David's MSK-1 knife - he started dreaming of an "everyman's knife" that retained the unique features, advantages and benefits of the MSK-1 but was more streamlined and attractive to a wider range of knife users interested in camping, bushcraft, prepping, self-defense and tactical applications.
So in 2017 David's key knife objectives went on the white board and he began a four-year process of sketching... laying it down... sketching more, and coming back months later.
Finally, one day it all came together. Just what he imagined. David then began prototyping and testing with the help of his USA manufacturing team.
Sketches in hand... They NAILED It! "BAM!"
"The first prototype out of the gates that our team send me was EXACTLY what I imagined. We only had to make one or two very small tweaks," recounts David.
Next were the full production prototypes and final testing.
The final prototypes performed so well that the decision was made to skip KICKSTARTER and risk of going right into manufacturing a limited number of first run of knives.
"A few months later, 200 BEAUTIFUL blades were delivered! Every single one perfect!", David remembers.
So today, we are happy to introduce the last camping, survival, utility blade you may ever need - PACK-1 Knife.
INTRODUCING the PACK-1 Elite: Personal Adaptable Camp Knife!
Crafted from 3/16" (0.48cm) thick, 154cm stainless steel. This tough steel will retain a razor's-edge, repel rust, and is friendly to field sharpening.
Every PACK-1 Elite knife sports our (glare and abuse-repelling) proprietary graphite black Cerakote® finish, our new ErgoGRP™ handle design (with attractive battleship gray liners) and our ACS Elite™ five position black kydex sheath (that is capable of right or left: belt, scout or inverted carry and can be loaded with up add-ons like our MSK-1 firesteel and MSK-1 Mini knife).
You'll also enjoy all of signature life-saving, butt-kicking, work-stomping, wilderness-conquering features that are built into every one of our full sized MSK-1 and PACK-1 knives, like:
- 20-Item Micro Survival Kit that Tucks Into the PACK-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 3/16" Thick 154CM Stainless Steel, 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.
- Ergo Finger Guard™ that Protects Your Hand and Gives You Greater Control for Fine Detail Work.
- Center-Aligned Clip Point for Drilling, Fine Detail Work and Piercing Tasks.
- Strategically Placed Handle Jimping that Further Enhanced Grip: Stability, Comfort and Control.
- Lanyard and Lashing Holes for Creative Bushcraft and Survival Uses of Your Blade.
- Computer-Modeled Comfort Grip that Allows for 3 Grip Positions (1) Reverse for Fighting / Self Defense (2) Full Handle for Quick, Powerful Cutting (3) Rear Position for Chopping.
- And a Lot More (See PACK-1 vs. MSK-1 Comparison Chart Below).
Made for Generations
MSK-1 PACK-1 is an outrageously adaptable and 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 (with the addition of our MSK-1 Mini knife), user-customizable preparedness, combat or survival knife system that can be trusted to perform in both good times and bad.
Thank you for your encouragement, support and patience as we crank out and ship innovative adventure, survival and preparedness gear for you.
Secure Your PACK-1 Blade Today!
INCLUDES: (1) PACK-1 Elite (Made of 154CM Stainless Steel) (1) Set OD Green Canvas Micarta Handles (with Black Oxide Coated Stainless Steel Bolts) (1) ACS Elite-2™ Black Kydex Sheath (1) Micro 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!
Limited Quantities ARE Occasionally Available. Due to high demand, we often place out of stock knives on pre-order. Secure yours today.
To check on all MSK-1 / PACK-1 and pre-order news and status - visit our MSK-1 "News and Updates" blog.
Thank you for your patience! It will be well worth your wait!
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.
I have bought many survival knives in the last 40 years, all were bought to use, not to put in a case. Most were from big name knife manufacturers, but several handmade knives were purchased. None of them were without shortcomings, and I learned the tip can be broken off an $800 knife, and that most of the sheaths were an afterthought. I recently purchased UST's PACK-1 knife, and for the first time there are zero disappointments. When in the hand this knife feels like a natural extension of your arm. It is very comfortable in any position in the hand, and easy to grip with the slotted micarta scales. It is extremely sharp out of the box, and David's choice of steel is excellent. The 5 position Kydex sheath is an engineering marvel by itself. More thought has been put into every aspect of this knife and sheath system than I have ever seen before. This is the equivalent of buying a handmade knife, except you get a much better sheath, nothing off the shelf here. David is clearly a man who uses a knife everyday. I have also bought an MSK-1 Primitive, and I can say with no reservations these are the two best, most rugged, useful knives I own. If you are someone who appreciates and depends on a good blade, the PACK-1 should be your next investment.
Hello David, as an individual with dozens of knives of every type the Pack-1 is all it's cracked up to be.
It feels wonderful in my hand and inspires a feeling of great confidence and ability to conquer almost any task.
PACK-1® Elite: Personal Adaptable Camp Knife
Amazing knife, everything I thought it would be and more!
I will use this knife with me every time I’m outside.