LAST CHANCE: due to high customer demand in December, there are only around 70 Prepper S.E.R.E. left, split between the two versions with and without Collector's Pouch. Delivery while stocks last!
With the Prepper One series, Pohl Force introduced a completely new knife concept for bushcrafters and outdoor enthusiasts in 2016: Compact in overall size, a blade length that complies with German weapons regulations (below 12 cm) and a hollow handle for storing survival utensils. After just a short time, Dietmar Pohl's design became a real classic among outdoor fans.
In 2023, the Prepper One formed the basis for the further development of a completely new generation, which now focuses on the needs of crew members of civilian and, in particular, military aircraft. The term S.E.R.E. refers to the ability to survive, evade, resist and escape. The Prepper S.E.R.E. was developed with this application profile in mind.
With an overall length of 24.5 cm and a weight of 260 g (without sheath and survival equipment in the handle), it is ideal for equipping a survival vest or a survival pack. The 6 mm thick blade made of German Niolox steel (Friedr. Lohmann GmbH, Witten) gives the Prepper S.E.R.E. high edge retention, excellent abrasion resistance and good corrosion resistance. In short: maximum reliability in use! The entire blade has been blasted using the "double-blast" process, which is intended to prevent reflections and also make the surface more dense. One completely new feature of the Prepper S.E.R.E. is the hand guard with screwdriver and slotted hole. The screwdriver protects the cutting edge if you need to unscrew equipment and the slotted hole can be used to attach a cord to a spear. Another new feature is the flattened tang on the back, which can be used both for hammering and for scribing a fire steel. A key attached to the lanyard allows access to the inside of the handle. Designer Dietmar Pohl chose green canvas composite as the handle material, which matches the sage green color widely used for pilot clothing in military aviation very well.
Only 250 pieces have been produced in this configuration exclusively for Pohl Force by our manufacturing partner Lionsteel in Maniago. The Kydex sheath was skillfully implemented by our Spanish partner according to Pohl Force specifications and received various upgrades. In addition to the 2.5 mm material used as standard by Pohl Force since 2021, the adapter is now secured to the sheath body with four screws instead of two. In addition, a handle loop secures the knife against loss and keeps it closer to the body. Snagging of the handle on the aircraft or bushes on the ground can be virtually ruled out. A 550/type III parachute cord (1 meter long) with a breaking load of 249 kg looped through the rivets can be used for building traps or for other tasks. Blade length 11.8 cm.
- Overall length: 240 mm | 9.45 inches
- Blade length: 118 mm | 4.65 inches
- Blade thickness: 6 mm | 0.236 inches
- Weight: 260 g | 9.17 oz.
- Blade steel: Niolox
- Blade finish: Bead Blasted
- Handle material: Canvas Composite
- Sheath: Kydex® sheath with belt adapter (fits belt widths up to 55mm)
Scope of delivery: Prepper S.E.R.E., Kydex® sheath in black with belt adapter, lanyard, tool for loosening handle screws
Niolox (1.4153.03) is a tool steel alloyed with niobium and vanadium from the German manufacturer Lohmann, which is characterized by its high corrosion resistance and excellent wear resistance (cut resistance). Knives should generally be cleaned, dried and re-oiled regularly to prevent rust and corrosion. Especially when the knife comes into contact with uncertain substances or acidic liquids or marine environment.