TEK Survival Knife

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The TEK Survival Knife
by Indy Hammered Knives

…Is the baddest in the batch!!!!

Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) describes aboriginal indigenous, or other forms of traditional knowledge’s regarding sustainability using local resources. TEK refers to a “cumulative body of knowledge, belief, and practice, evolving by accumulation of TEK and handed down through generations much like this knife’s generation……through traditional knowledge that was shared with me by other knife makers, bush crafters as well as customers and their need for something tactical, sturdy, big but not too big and incredibly robust making it virtually indestructible as well as purposeful.

  • 10″ Overall Length – 5″ Blade and 5″ Handle for Perfect Balance
  • A Solid 3/16th” Thick 1095 High Carbon Steel Full Tang Blade
  • Blade is Hand Forged, Hardened (58 RHC), Blued Jet Black
  • Handle is contoured with “tread” for a better grip and awesome feel
  • 90 Degree Spine
  • Convex Grind
  • Several Custom Sheath Options: Custom Tactical Sheath comes with fire kit tin which fits in the front pocket.
  • Optional Fire Kit (with Tactical Sheath) comes with: Ferrocerium rod and bungee strap and Jute Twine.
  • Lifetime Warranty

This Black Hammered Blade is 1095 High Carbon Steel, with a Rockwell Harness of 58, was left with the “scale” or “mill scale” (black iron oxide that occurs with all blades forged in the fire which I normally polish off). Then the blade was “blued” jet black which is extremely corrosive resistant (not stainless). The blades edge is a convex grind that is psycho sharp and easy to keep sharp in the field!

“TEK concerns the relationship of all living beings with their traditional groups and with their environment, much like IHK in its entire concept and existence” May God Bless us and keep us strong, safe and prepared always!

Not one of my knives has been field tested more and certainly by as beautiful people as the TEK knife!!!! Check out the video below from my friend Melissa Miller from Naked and Afraid putting the TEK to task.

Sarah D. has been a true friend and a major supporter of IHK from the very beginning. She has been putting her custom TEK to the absolute extreme for the past few years!!!

Additional information

Handle Type

Burgundy Micarta, Black Micarta, Green Micarta


Custom Tactical Coyote w/ Fire Kit, Kevlar Kydex

14 reviews for TEK Survival Knife

  1. Troy M.

    The teK survival knife . Wow!!!!
    I don’t own this product nor have I seen it in person . But I need to say this is the most beautiful and useful knife I’ve ever seen if I could afford a knife like this I wouldn’t think twice about th price but sadly I’ll never own one of these . That being said the make of the TeK knife and one of the best sheaths I’ve ever seen just made my jaw drop to the point I had to write something. I know just by looking at the TeK Knife and sheath it’s the best out there. This would be the knife I would choose to carry every single day weather at work installing floors , at the grocery store, or most of all in the woods. If I ever get a Chance to purchase this one of a kind TeK knife I’ll post a true review until till then take the word of a big time knife guy ( I use all different knives every single day) . Purchase one of these costume knives if you can splurge on one . I’d trade every knife I own for this one TeK Knife.

  2. David K.

    I ordered the TEK blade blank and asked that minimal prep be done on the finished blank. James was EXCELLENT to work with and the blank I received is OUTSTANDING ! Ordered Stag scales and am excited to get it completed.

  3. Harold F.

    Another great knife!!
    I have now purchased three knives from James. Each one of them is unique and the quality is superb. These are some of the nicest hand forged knives I have ever found and they are very reasonably priced. If your looking for a great knife that will last a lifetime buy a knife from James.

  4. Keith F.

    Superior craftsman at IHK. Loved
    Superior craftsman at IHK. Loved my Damascus tracker so much. I bought a tek survival knife very happy with both of my purchases.

  5. Jerry B.

    Tek knife with Kevlar kydex sheath with fero rod
    Awesome knife highly recommend nicely built one of a kind defintly will be buying more knives from Indy hammerd knifes

  6. john B.

    Tek survival knife
    A beautifully crafted knife feels great in the hand and looks great too

  7. Brad L.

    Great quality for the price. Looks awesome

  8. Matthew P.

    TEK Survival Knife
    Beautiful knife and very well made. I’ll definitely be adding more to my collection/tool box from IHK.

  9. Chad L.

    Battle Ready!
    Baddest knife I’ve ever purchased – outstanding quality and craftsmanship. I look forward to buying more/others.

  10. Christopher B.

    Very happy
    Great knife well made and came razor sharp. Also added wool blanket and love it also. Highly recommend for anyone wanting a good dependable blade on there side.

  11. Michael S.

    Christmas Gift
    TheTek is not my choice
    I bought it for my son
    My last one was the Skinner and I like it a lot
    It’s the 4th I bought. All Excellent quality

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  13. James P.

    Another Great Knife. This is my third knife from IHK. Plan to get another very soon. Thanks for making Great Knives.

  14. Gary

    A brilliant knife by James! Great for bushcraft, survival, military, any other place where you need a thoroughly dependable, multipurpose, heavy duty knife! Takes and holds a razor edge, I’ve used it for a wide range of outdoor tasks and it is A+ all the way! I own knives costing far more and some costing much less that the IHK Tek knife but this strikes a perfect balance between usefulness, durability and cost. I am also now an IHK Academi alumni, I HIGHLY recommend the excellent knife making course!

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