FirstEdge 5000 Series Fixed Blade Knives
FirstEdge 5000 Series Fixed Blade Knives
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Product Description
Developed in collaboration with the US Special Forces, these fixed-blade knives by FirstEdge were first introduced to the general public earlier this year. Both the Survival Knife, which is used in combat, and the Elite Field Knife, which is used for training, feature a full-tang design Read More
The Navy SEALs’ Blade of Choice

Developed in collaboration with the US Special Forces, these fixed-blade knives by FirstEdge were first introduced to the general public earlier this year. Both the Survival Knife, which is used in combat, and the Elite Field Knife, which is used for training, feature a full-tang design. They weigh about a pound apiece and measure over 11 inches long, with a blade nearly a quarter inch thick that doubles as a pry bar.

Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of the Elite Field Knife with either a 440C blade or ELMAX blade (+ $25), or the Survival Knife with ELMAX blade (+ $50).

The Handle & Sheath

A beast of a knife that’s as good at field dressing a deer as it is clearing brush or preparing dinner, the FirstEdge fixed blade is fitted with coarsely textured, removable G10 scales. Carry it in the included Kydex sheath, which is reinforced with steel and designed to withstand Arctic temperatures, or thread a tether through the lanyard hole at the butt of the handle. At the base of the Survival model is a glass breaker for added functionality.

What’s the Deal With ELMAX?

Hailed by some as a “super steel,” Swedish-made ELMAX is a product of powder metallurgy. In addition to wear and corrosion resistance, it boasts high compressive strength and excellent dimensional stability. In fact, when FirstEdge sent these blades to the US Special Forces for use in training exercises, the military sent them back. Why? The master chiefs wanted something less durable, they said, something that would make training more difficult. And ELMAX was too strong—too resistant to corrosion, too good at holding an edge.

Elite Field Knife with 440C blade
Elite Field Knife with ELMAX blade
Survival Knife with ELMAX blade
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Model Options
(5250) Elite Field Knife with 440C blade
(5150) Elite Field Knife with ELMAX blade (+ $25)
(5050) Survival Knife with ELMAX Blade (+ $50)
Specs
  • FirstEdge
  • Blade: 440C or ELMAX
  • Handle: G10
  • Survival Knife length: 11.3 in (28.7 cm)
  • Elite Field Knife length: 11.1 in (28.2 cm)
  • Survival Knife blade thickness: 0.24 in (6 mm)
  • Elite Field Knife blade thickness: 0.2 in (5 mm)
  • Survival Knife weight: 17.6 oz (499 g)
  • Elite Field Knife weight: 14.1 oz (399.7 g)
Included
  • Kydex sheath
Shipping

Domestic orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is Aug 8, 2016 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.

Recent Activity
I know this thread is 2 yrs old, but I recently bought a 5150 because I wanted a one piece blade out of Elmax.  I bought a FirstEdge 5155 Field Knife direct from the mfg. (It's on sale black/ black for $180 and their knives ship free) They accidentally sent me the wrong color handle in green and while they offered to swap it for the black/black I kept the green. They also gave me a %20 off code for next purchase, which I will use for for either the modified tanto assisted opener as an EDC, the 6050 hunter (as a camp knife.) The 5050 survival knife seems redundant to the knife I own. I am happy with the purchase, but haven't gotten a chance to use it yet. I watched a bunch of videos on the 5050 and 5150 and have no intention of beating my knives for no reason. While it was plenty sharp from the factory (ie: shaved hairs off my arm, I resharpened it to 25° per side (i think factory was 30°?) Personal preference. I would likely leave a camp/workhorse knife at the factory angle with just a little touch-up on the sharpening. The quality seems excellent and well thought out. The kydex sheath is a bit bulky, as they use two halves instead of a folded design for durability. required by the Navy SEALS. I would personally prefer something a little more compact, as I am not a navy SEAL, and do not expect it to see the same conditions of use. It seems the original drop and prices were more expensive and idk why they even offered 420ss, first edge only makes Elmax blades now. Personally, I think they are currently very competitively priced with other elmax fixed bladed knives of similar size. I did some research before buying mine, and first edge won out. Firstedge 6050 hunter/skinner: $180 amazon 4.375″ Blade Length TRC K1: $244 amazon 3.93 in  blade Bark River BA044MAI Snowy River $254.80 Amazon- 3 3/4" Elmax steel drop point blade TLDR: The First Edge 5155 Is a quality knife at a reasonable price point. Lifetime warranty, Made is the USA (if that's important to you)