I am ecstatic about finally having a Mike Horn Ranger in my collection. I have for sure seen and held one in my hand before. The story about Mike Horn is a story about a very tough man with an incredible
will for protecting the environment and the earth.
In the days to come I will discuss and update this page about this knife and show it. I do not have much special info and the most is already
sad on the internet. However there is one particular function that I find very interesting! The main blade is actually a one hand opening locking and serrated blade. The shape is extra special and it is mentioned on the internet that this is a blade Mike Horn
would use for rescue or in a situation of emergency.
I find rescue blades and such blades to be one of the most interesting
and important functions to have knowledge about.
The tip of the blade and the design got a particular name or identification. The name or design shape got a few
different ones and I will just go on what it is. The tip is curved/blunt and therefor is can be used to cut free yourself or others from seatbelts, rope or harness. Without puncturing or damage a person or gear. The one hand opening is secure and the locking
blade will prevent accidental closing and make the use secure.
The serrations are very important on rope, belts or fabrics.
Some materials today can be very tough for a plain edge and would require more force when cutting. What is interesting about this blade is that it is more a hybrid and that it will or can be used for more than one task.
We know that on SAKs every function can be used for more than one task. A function is from my research made to be as versatile as it can be and one cannot limit a function to only one use. I would expect the same in
this special purpose blade or hybrid blade. Probably it can be used by hunters and fishermen for dressing or gutting, actually I am sure it can be used on large fish. The interesting part is that the long blade with one hand opening is without a lock and therefor
I would call the locking hybrid blade the “main blade” The combination of these two is a story of its own and I guess it depends on a persons need.
blade is called an “emergency blade” by Wenger and most of the blade is serrated. This Ranger is going in my collection but I can momentarily see that this blade
is a Wenger blade that is superb. I also call this blade the main because it is the first function and at least for a right hand person the easiest function to open. The push button is also here just to release the blade to close. Wenger use a back-spring
and a slip-joint type mechanism. This blade cannot be used to pierce or puncture itself. The large plain edge blade can be used for such. The normal way for hunters is to
use a sharp tip to puncture and then use the curved blade to gut. For rescue it is just opposite.
The advantage with serration is easy to feel on strong rope because you can use a
sawing motion with some force for speed.
What is also interesting is what influence Mr. Horn has had on the emergency blade.