Robert Parrish Survival Knife / 1985
8" Blued Blade, presumably 440c
(blade was blued in the past, no clue if original)
Steel Guard Drilled For Lanyard Attachment
Serial # On Guard: 185398
(made in 01/85, #398)
Knurled Hollow Handle
Knurled Steel Butt Cap w/ Lanyard
Original Cordura Sheath w/ Leg Strap
Black Canvas Carry Case
Summary: this is a vintage / early 1985 Robert Parrish survival knife aka “Survivor” in very good used condition. The photos are spot on and accurate, I've owned dozens of Robert Parrish hollow handle knives in the past and rarely do I have the opportunity to sell a used one at this price point. The blade is a full 8", it has been blued at some point in the past. You'll find use marks on both sides of the blade, the edges are dull and the in dire need of a good sharpening. If you're can get past the above you're in for a great deal and a real treat. The knurled handle is in great shape, the knurled butt cap with some scratches.
The black nylon / cordura sheath is original to the knife and in excellent condition. Carried but no signs of abuse, all stitching is solid and the velcro sticks like glue. What appears to be the original leg strap included, a rarity.
9 photos for review – as shown, a black canvas carry case is included. Parrish produced one of the best hollow handled survival knives to ever hit the market – made back in the mid 1980's when the First Blood / Rambo craze was in full swing. If you've owned one of these, you know what I'm talking about. If this is your first look, do yourself a favor and throw this one on your belt or in your bug-out bag. It's as sturdy a survivor knife as you'll ever find, built to last and perfect for those long camping / survival trips deep in to the mountains. Thanks and good luck.