Monday, November 15, 2021

The Doug Ritter RSK® Mk5 Altoids Can Survival Knife is back for 2021

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Hey friends, cool knife buy alert!

A couple of years ago, CRKT stopped production of the Doug Ritter RSK Mk5, a cool little "Fits into an Altoids Can" survival knife. 

For 2021, Smoky Mountain Knife Works has managed to bring them back into production. According to Doug Ritter, the knives are still made in the same factory as the original CRKT versions using the same exact steel, so the quality is identical. 

However, these knives now retail for HALF the price of the original CRKT versions, with a street price of just $11.99 at Smoky Mountain Knife Works as of this writing. 

You are not going to find another purpose built, Altoids Can sized fixed blade knife like this for even close to price. 

Ritter and his associates put a lot of work into developing this little knife for real world survival use back in the day, which can read about at this link-  

I've owned the CRKT version for many years and love it.  

Aside from the fact that this knife is such a great accessory to your micro-survival kit, buying one also helps fund Doug's, which is on the front lines battling for your right to own and legally carry knives around the country. 



About the author
Jason Schwartz is the Founder and Senior Editor of Rocky Mountain Bushcraft. He is an Army veteran, former Red Cross certified Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor, and the author of Edible & Medicinal Survival Plants of the Rocky Mountains Pocket Guides. Jason has also written articles on bushcraft and survival for The New Pioneer and Backpacker Magazine Email him at rockymountainbushcraft @ (without spaces)

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