Chris Reeve Pacific
Knife Collectors Org. Review:
The Chris Reeve Pacific is a nice looking knife that has a tactical feel about it. It bears a similar resemblance to the Chris Reeve Green Beret knife, with a slightly different design. The Pacific is made from S35V steel, a knife steel that is known for its toughness and excellent edge holding properties. It also has a canvas micarta handle that offers good grip and is weather resistant. The handle integrates a large index finger mould in the handle and a thumb notch at the top for more delicate tasks such as bushcrafting. It has 2 rows of serrated teeth, also known as ‘kubuli’, that allow cutting of tough materials like rope or harnesses.
Here’s what Blade Magazine has to say about the Chris Reeve Pacific:
New from Chris Reeve Knives is another collaboration between Reeve and Bill Harsey. The “Pacific” is the civilian version of a knife the company is producing for the Special Forces 1st Infantry Group that is celebrating the group’s 50th anniversary this year. “Since the theater of operations for the Special Forces is usually Asia and the Pacific, it seemed like the ideal name,” Chris Reeve observes.
The Pacific’s full-tang 6-inch blade is CPM S30V and the handle is black canvas Micarta®. “It’s a good handle material,” Reeve says. “It can take a lot of heat without warping, and a lot of cold without drying or cracking.”
The knife features a thumb ramp allowing for a good, versatile grip and a pointed area on the butt of the handle that is great for breaking glass. “It’s really very subtle,” Reeve says of the glass-break feature. “Most people don’t even know it’s there.
– Brendan O’Brien, Blade Magazine
Overall, the Chris Reeve Pacific is an attractive looking knife that seems well-built and likely to hold up to heavy use. The combination of S35V steel and micarta would mean that it is a good knife to have in the field with little need for sharpening and would be quite hardy.
Editor’s Rating: 8/10
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Blade Length: 6″ x .22″
Length Closed: -NA-
Overall length: 11.5″
Blade Steel: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel (previously used S30V)
Blade hardness: Rc. 55-57
Blade Finish: KG Gun-KoteTM
Weight: 11.6 oz.
Lock Type: -NA-
Carry System: ACU Combat Master SpecOps Sheath
Handle Material: Sandblasted Black Canvas Micarta
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: USA
Part #: -NA-
Production Status: In Production
Last Known MSRP: Premium Member Content (see FAQs)
Current Estimated Price: Premium Member Content
Production dates: Premium Member Content
Production numbers: ?
Limited run?: No
Other things of interest: –
Rarity Index: 4/10 (10 being the most rare)
Rarity index scale (1 to 10, 10 being the most rare):
1 – Very common; easily available on ebay, google product search and almost every knife selling website. Spammed with at least 10+ listings on ebay.
3 – Has been around for at least 2 years and are selling reasonably well, with retailers favouring other newer models over this knife.
5 – Knives that are on the borderline of being discontinued or have been discontinued for less than 6 months
6 – Products from 6 onwards are either discontinued or limited edition.
7 – Discontinued knives that pop up once every few months on the “For Sale” part of forums or on ebay. Still can be found at a few online shops though.
8 – Knives that need lots of researching to find. Not available anymore in online knife shops and pop up (if you’re lucky) >4 months for one at a time.
9 – Knives holding this rarity are the shadowy kind. You can’t find any information on them at all (not even from online knife shops that have not taken down that knife’s product page). If you see one for sale grab at all cost.
10 – The rarest of all knives. If you hadn’t been here you wouldn’t even have known that it existed. Should you have one of these you better lock it up in a triple-combination safe and treat it like a family heirloom…
Continuing the proud tradition of Chris Reeve Knives honoring elite military, the Reeve/Harsey collaboration – the Pacific – is the civilian version of a knife created to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 1st Special Forces Group. Based in Ft. Lewis, WA, 1st Group’s theatre of operations is Asia and the Pacific, so the name Pacific has been chosen to honor the home and work place of these fine soldiers.