For the Blademaster Profile for the May 2014 issue of TACTICAL KNIVES, Terrill Hoffman caught up with Scott Davidson of Solid Rock Knives. Hoffman was drawn to Davidson’s understated style of design, which lends an all-business attitude to Davidson’s outdoor utility knives.
“Scott’s passion is fixed blades that are designed to be put to use, and the camp knife that caught my eye was a perfect example,” Hoffman notes in his review of four separate Davidson-made blades.

Hoffman continues, “The hunter was almost too nice to use for its intended purpose. The desert ironwood scales had the best figure I have seen in a piece of wood for some time. This was offset with ebony bolsters and a 4-inch polished blade of 440 steel. The file work along the spine of the blade was the finishing touch of a beautiful knife. The fighter was Scott’s ‘Reversed Edge Fighter’…which had a 7.5-inch, double- edged blade. The downward curve to the blade terminates into an elongated tanto-style tip. Even a fighter can have style, and this knife highlighted the maker’s abilities with black Micarta handle scales blending perfectly with green Micarta bolsters….The fitting of all components was flawless.”

From an array of impressive choices, Hoffman found Davidson’s Camp Knife to be his favorite of the bunch. “This Camp Knife seemed to have the elements needed for a larger knife, with its 12-inch overall length and 7-inch blade,” Hoffman notes. “The blade has a large finger groove in the choil and 6 inches of sharpened edge. The drop-point pattern is accented with a slight hollow grind up to within 0.25 inches of the spine….The bead-blasted finish only builds on the knives’ non-elaborate appearance.”

To read the full article, check out the May 2014 issue of TACTICAL KNIVES, available on newsstands January 28, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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