Review: MKC Super Cub Knife

As Flannery O'Connor's famous story imparts, a good man is hard to find. So too with a good knife. Especially these days, in our never-ending obsession with cheap, disposable crap. Luckily, quality always rises to the top, and when it comes to blades, there's no better example than the Super Cub from Montana Knife Company.

From the first touch, I knew this was one heck of a good knife. It feels solid, the design is simple & unadorned, and the blade is razor-sharp. Extra thick, almost 10 inches long overall, with 5.5 inches of cutting edge, it's a little larger than most of my hunting knives; but still, it doesn't feel too big or bulky in the hand. That extra length helps with hacking through rib cages and doing extra duty as a camp tool, fish-filleter, and kitchen prep knife. It's fantastic for batoning wood, as there's no fear of damaging the blade.

The finger guard adds some protection when the handle gets slick, and the full-tang construction means you can really reef on this sucker without fear of breakage. On top of all that, the slide-in Kydex sheath holds the Super Cub secure—on your belt, on your pack, on your bino harness, or wherever else you want to carry it, in either horizontal or vertical position.

Would that I'd known about Montana Knife Company back in my army days! The Super Cub would've made a fine addition to my kit. Like a good soldier, it's made to get the job done, whether that's short, surgical missions or long, unforgiving days in the field.