Ive had the Sere for a little while but haven’t gotten around to using it as much as I would have liked and don’t like mentioning how a blade is in the field unless Ive carried and used it for some time. I first heard of the Sere on a Hoods Woods DVD by Ron Hood.
The SERE 2000 has a modified drop point / spear point blade with a mid height flat grind and a large flat ground swedge. SERE stands for survival evasion resistance and escape. The blade itself has crisp grind lines comes screaming sharp and it slices well. The no-nonsense handle design with O.D. green G10 handle scales over full steel liners and steel barrel back spacers of the liner lock.
The design allows for ambidextrous tip up carry and feels good in the hand type of thickness with a glassy smooth action and allows for a deep carry pocket clip.
A quick check of availability said they were no longer available and a phone call to Survival Supplies Australia confirmed this with only three left for sale at the time of this writing.
This blade is probably the smoothest action of any of the folders I have owned..My reason for purchase was to have a replacement blade for my GHB that wasn’t a fixed blade.I’m probably the least politically correct person out there however where store my GHB in the vehicle it is within reach of the rear seat and therefore accessible for searches. The Sere is the largest blade I can comfortably carry in my pocket and being 4mm thick appropriate for a BOB use where most wood cutting would be performed by a small silky pocket boy saw.Ill be field testing more in the near future.
Blade Length: 91mm
Overall Length: 216mm
Blade Thickness: 4mm
Steel: VG10 Stainless Steel
Hardness: RC 59-60
Action: Liner Lock
Handle Material/Colour: Olive Drab Green G10
Clip: Ambidextrous Deep Pocket Clip
Manufacturer Number: AMS2KOD
Made in Japan