If you regularly read my Product Reviews, you know that I recently took a lot of Smith’s Consumer Products knives to Alaska to test out on a fishing trip at the Waterfall Resort Alaska, a premier fishing lodge. The harsh Alaska environment was the ideal test for these knives, even though on this trip we had excellent weather.
Since EDC folders are the basic knife that all outdoorsmen carry, of course, I took four for all of us to carry and test out. Today we’ll cover the Smith’s Rally OD Green folder. I’d classify it as a rough & tumble stoutly-built EDC.
We were going to be out on the ocean fishing all day and then in the evening, after dinner hiking around the island. So, we needed an EDC to cover the tasks that we’d encounter during those adventures.
When on a boat, rafting or just on the water in general I always have an EDC handy. Even though we were fishing with a top-notch outfit, I don’t totally delegate my safety or my family’s safety to anyone. This brings up why we had the Smith’s Rally OD Green folder.
You don’t plan on a disaster happening, but you plan in case a disaster does happen. Make sense? So with that said, I had my wife, daughter, son-in-law, and myself all carrying a Smith’s EDC. My son-in-law carried the Smith’s Rally OD Green folder.
When out on the water, you always want to have an EDC readily accessible in case someone gets hung up in the rope to a boat anchor or mooring line. Once while rafting the Payette River, I came around a corner, and a log was across 80% of the river. I hit it backward and about had a rodeo. If you get swept under a log, and your life jacket gets hung up, you’ve got seconds to get cut loose before you’re history.
So with the above said, you want an EDC that can be carried where it is accessible, like strapped to a life jacket, in an accessible pocket, or something.
You also want one that is not slick that can slide out of your hand. The Smith’s Rally OD Green folder has a textured and grooved handle that makes me feel like that I have a firm grip on it. The finger groove on the liner lock also further ensures a good grip.
The Smith’s Rally OD Green folder offers two ways to deploy the blade. A flipper stud or thumb studs. It also has a pocket clip to make it easy to clip to a life jacket or your pocket.
I don’t use one too frequently, but it also has a hole in case you want to install a lanyard. The Smith’s Rally comes in two color options: Desert Tan and Black.
The MSRP on the Smith’s Rally Folder is $32.99 and as is usual, we will close with the specs.
Smith’s Rally 3.4″ drop point blade features a rugged satin finish. The razor-sharp blade is made of precision heat treated 400 series stainless steel with a flipper and an ambidextrous thumb screw for easy opening. Equipped with rugged custom G10 handles and sturdy liner lock design secures the blade open during use. The Rally includes a reversible pocket clip.
- 3.4” 420 Stainless satin blade
- Ambidextrous thumb studs
- Reversible pocket clip
- G10 handle
- Lanyard hole
- Liner lock
- Flipper guard
- 7.87” overall length when open
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About Tom Claycomb
Tom Claycomb has been an avid hunter/fisherman throughout his life as well as an outdoor writer with outdoor columns in the magazine Hunt Alaska, Bass Pro Shops, Bowhunter.net, and numerous magazines and newspapers. “To properly skin your animal, you will need a sharp knife. I have an e-article on Amazon Kindle titled Knife Sharpening #ad for $.99 if you’re having trouble.”