We don’t live in a perfect world. Our military is still in action around the globe, and at home even the average citizen has to consider his or her own personal protection. Crimes that were once limited to the large urban areas have now spread to even remote rural communities. It just isn’t an ideal world. The good news is we have companies such as Mission Knives producing products for the times when things go wrong.

Mission may not be the best-known knife company, but that’s for good reason. They have been supplying edged weapons to our military’s top operators, and they’ve been too busy to sing their own praises. The name is well known to those in the habit of going into harm’s way, but their knives won’t be found in the latest fall hunting catalogs. However, it’s now time for the average citizen to learn what the Navy SEALs have known for a dozen years: Mission knives have a reputation for strength and for enduring the harshest environments around the globe.

I recently requested a sampling of Mission’s product line for review, and they were kind enough to oblige. It would have been easy to say that I wanted to show you, the reader, their knives, but in truth, I wanted to try them myself.

Performance Edge

The knives that arrived constituted a good cross section of the Mission product line. The largest was the MPT-A2 with a 6-inch modified drop-point blade of A2 tool steel. The MPT-A2 was the only knife with handle scales, and they are made of G10 synthetics. Next in size was the MPS-S with a 4.5-inch clip-point blade, also fashioned from A2 tool steel. Further down in size were the MBT-CT, with its 3.5-inch blade, and the MPU, with its 3-inch blade. The MBT-CT has a Tanto-pattern blade, and the knife is made completely of G10. The MPU is titanium and has a spear-point blade pattern. These last three knives are designed to be used cord wrapped or as skeleton blades. After viewing these knives on Mission’s website, I planned to give the larger MPT-A2 a substantial testing. However, I did want to go over a few of the aspects of the other knives.

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