Survival Kukri by SLYSTEEL Kickstarter Campaign Coming Summer 2020



Innovative design geared toward modern survivalists, hunter-gatherers and bushcrafters

Idaho Falls, Idaho, August 16, 2020 American knife designer SLYSTEEL is thrilled to enter the Kickstarter phase of its latest innovation. The SLYSTEEL Survival Kukri is poised to become a crowd favorite once production gets rolling. 

When the Kickstarter hits its goal, contributors can take advantage of a steeply discounted price over the initial retail price point of $299. Knife and blade lovers who contribute will be among the first to get their hands on the exciting new design. 

The Survival Kurki is SLYSTEEL’s most versatile design to date. Designed in the USA for the modern survivalist, the kukri is as capable of splitting and chopping as it is handling fine-motor tasks like feather sticking.

On top of all that, elements of classic kukri design manage to transform a highly capable do-it-all survival knife into a display-worthy work of art. 

Critical Response

Critical response to the Survival Kukri prototype has been overwhelmingly positive. Reviewers have raved about the knife’s innovative design elements, impressive workmanship and its performance as a trailside workhorse.  

One reviewer described SLYSTEEL founder Oliver Hannan as the “Tony Stark of knife designers.” It’s easy to see why. Hannan has thought of every possibility with the Survival Kukri design. As another reviewer noted, a skilled outdoorsman would be ready for virtually anything that happens in the wild, as long as they had the Survival Kukri at-hand. 

The Legendary History of the Kukri Knife

The multi-use nature of SLYSTEEL’s Survival Kukri is a modern interpretation of the storied Nepalese tool by the same name. Himalayan Ghurka soldiers introduced the iconic recurve blade design hundreds of years ago. 

Today, kukris serve many purposes in Nepalese and Indian households. Families and soldiers alike use kukris to build, clear, chop firewood, dig, slaughtering and butchering, skinning and even as a can opener. 

SLYSTEEL Survival Kukri Specifications

Weight: ~30 oz

Knife Type: Fixed blade

Overall Length: 16″

Blade Length: 9 7/8″

Blade Thickness: 3/16 / .190″

Blade Steel: 1095

Hardness: RC 56-58 

Sheath Clip: Tek-Lok Universal Belt Clip, Molle-Lok Small (Pair)

Designer: Oliver Hannan and Christopher Hannan, SLYSTEEL

Origin: Made In Idaho, USA

Heat Treatment: Differential; blade edge and spine

Blade Finish: Black Cerakote

Handle Material: Tan black canvas Micarta with red liners

Blade Grind: Flat

Knife Weight: ~24 oz

Sheath Included: Yes

Sheath Material: Black Kydex or nylon with acrylic insert

SLYSTEEL: Made in America from Design to Production

The SLYSTEEL team is once again partnering with its Idaho Falls neighbors at TOPS Knives to manufacture the Survival Kukri. The brands have collaborated to bring the Hannan family’s award-winning designs to life on several other occasions. Perhaps most notable is Hannan’s Shark Tooth Hunter, the brand’s debut entry into the market. This creation earned Oliver a prestigious Editor’s Choice, Best of SHOT designation by Knives Illustrated Magazine. 

Learn more about SLYSTEEL at and help the team launch its Kickstarter campaign at [Kickstarter campaign link coming soon]. Reach out to SLYSTEEL at (208) 681-1946 or by email through the contact page at

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