LT Wright Knives SospesWilliam Myers of Mantis Outdoors and LT Wright Knives have teamed up to produce the Sospes as the Flagship model that is designed to do a wide range of bushcraft and other outdoor tasks (Sospes translated from Latin is "unharmed, safe and sound"). It is a "beefy" knife with 3/16" thick steel, yet the design allows it to do finer work so not only does it baton great, but making feather-sticks is a breeze. The Saber grind allows for great flexibility making the knife efficient for a variety of uses. A new feature for an LTWK knife is that the spine is sharpened square on about the front two-thirds of the blade instead of starting at the handle so it's easier on your thumb when putting down pressure on the knife (please see picture).
The Sospes has an overall length of 10.5" with a blade length of 5.75". The overall handle length is about 4.875". It has been tested by multiple bushcrafters and found to perform nearly any bushcraft/outdoor task easily. The Sospes excels at wood prep, delimbing, food prep, fire craft, camp chores, carving, and large game prep. It is also adept when using the sharp 90 degree spine for things like debarking a stick or scraping a ferro rod. The handle of the Sospes is very comfortable and provides a solid grip allowing for little to no hand fatigue during extended periods of use. The blade tip is very near the centerline of the knife making it great for drilling tasks.
The Sospes has a LOT going for it and certainly qualifies for being that "one tool option". Take one to the woods and discover for yourself why.
Specifications / Features
Knife Weight - 12.9 oz
Overall Length - 10.5"
Tang - Full Exposed
Handle Material - Double Red Canvas Micarta
Grind - Saber
Blade Steel - O1 Tool Steel
Blade Length - 5.75"
Blade Thickness - .187"
Blade Type - Spear Point
Blade Finish - Satin
Other Feature - Large Lanyard Tube
Other Feature - Sharp 90 Degree Spine
A premium leather belt sheath is included as shown in the picture. The dangler can be removed and the loop on the sheath used for "high-ride" carry.