Well Used and Abused CRKT M60 SOTFB
When I say that this knife was field tested – I mean FIELD TESTED! I have never owned a knife that I have used and abused as much as this one. I carried it everyday over a 3 ½ year period wile I was working in Iraq and on dozens of camping and hunting trips in Southeast Asian Jungles. To this day it is still my “go to” knife for every occasion I need to carry a knife (except dinnertime).
The first thing you notice when you pick up the hefty CRKT M60 SOTFB is it feels like a solid chunk of steel in your hands. This knife is pretty much just the blade and a couple of handle panels and that’s where its toughness comes from – simplicity. The blade is full tang, the entire shape of the blade and handle is a single hunk of steel.
This version has the 4.375 inch (overall length of 13 inches) AUS 8 blade with a titanium nitride coating and weighs 9.5 ounces.
It comes with a black drop leg sheath/utility pouch (with a molded Zytel liner) with dual leg straps that is actually pretty silly looking. I mean this thing is huge, and who would want to take up the real estate of an entire leg for this monster of a sheath?
The CRKT M60 SOTFB Sheath with the drop leg and dual leg straps
I cut the straps, buckles, utility pouch and half of the sheath itself off of mine and used a couple of zip-ties to hook it to my rig. I did leave the belt loops on the back attached for when I used it for camping.
The CRKT M60 SOTFB Sheath after I modified it
I have been a big fan of CRKT knives for a long time, especially their folders. But this was the first fixed blade CRKT that I owned and it did not disappoint, for a mass production knife the overall quality and construction is near perfect.
After all of the abuse and use this knife has taken absolutely nothing has failed on it, no broken tips, loose parts, warping or bending. Even the silly “commando” drop leg sheath has stood up despite my cutting 70% of it off with a pair of tin snips.
Overall this is a great Combat, Utility and Survival Knife for under 100 bucks, highly recommended.
CRKT M60 >>> Around 39 Bucks
~James G Founder - Editor in Chief
James G is a Veteran Civilian Contractor who has worked in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for way too long. He spends his off time in Indonesia and Virginia getting drunk, shooting guns and writing poorly written articles.