Is the free credit card knife a wallet-sized wonder…Or a cheaply made blunder?
At $4.95 for shipping, the free credit card knife is a pretty damn good deal. Is it going to save your life and fend off that wild bear attack in the middle of the night….no. But it does give you a very sharp little backup blade that fits in your wallet. It’s always good to never ben more than an arm’s length away from a sharp blade.
*A word of warning…. make sure you double check your wallet when heading to the airport or any other “secure” area where being found with a knife isn’t advisable. I (unintentionally) made it through airport security several times before realizing it was tucked behind my Amex… I don’t recommend that.
Remember, the membership they offer is 100% optional– you can say no and it won’t affect your free credit card knife.
Check out our hands on review of the free credit card knife below:.
There is no denying that having a great blade is one of the cornerstones of any survival strategy… and frankly, it’s ill-advised to go anywhere without a knife even in normal day to day activities. Is the credit card knife from survival life the “best blade on the market,” not by a longshot. But what it is is a nifty little backup blade that folds up and fits in your wallet, where you’re the only one that even knows you’re carrying it. It’s also a hell of a conversation piece and makes a great gift.
Check out the gif below to see exactly how easy it is to use the credit card knife:
Incredibly thin and light: the credit card knife is just a few mm thick (about as thick as 2 credit cards) so it slips into your wallet and goes unnoticed.
Surprisingly sharp: While the blade is rather thin, it is incredibly sharp. It’s also very easy to sharpen (which you will need to do often)
Easy to use: As you can see in the gif above, just a few quick folds and the “credit card” turns into a nifty little knife (with a little practice I was able to do this in just under 3 seconds… see if you can do it faster ;))
Not for “real” emergencies: In a real emergency, I’m most likely not going to remember to reach for my wallet to get my knife… so I’d most likely forget it’s even there.
Flimsy material: The material is thin… as it’s meant to be. However, I need to make it clear that this knife is meant mainly for slicing things. DO NOT attempt to do something like baton wood with it… and I would not trust it in a self defense situation
Caution when cutting: the jimping on the back of the blade is minuscule and the “finger guard” is all but laughable. But overall this is a well designed blade for what it is.
Why it is free:
Survival Life is giving away the “InstaBlade” credit card knife as a way to introduce you to the FPA (Family Protection Association). It’s a large and fairly active community of survivalists and preppers. Membership runs around $19.95 per month and comes with a pretty sweet tactical folding knife from Hoffman-Richter. They offer a ton of discounts to places you probably already shop. They also have an archive of information that is yours to download, print out, and share. It’s definitely worth taking a look inside.
Remember, the membership is 100% optional– you can say no and it won’t affect your free credit card knife. But if you’ve got a few minutes, listen to what they have to offer, it might be something you’re interested in.
Shipping & Handling:
Shipping is $6.95 and it comes to your door via USPS. The estimated shipping time is 7-14 days but I’ve seen it take up to 21+ days for some people (based on messages from their Facebook page)
They offer a 60-day return or replacement guarantee on the credit card knife
Comparable models and what you can expect to pay:
The credit card knife has been on the market for a long time now… and as such the prices are all over the place (From 1.39 if you buy 10 of them to $30.00 for some of the more fancy ones) This one is a quick and easy bet at $4.95, but the right choice is ultimately up to you.
**If you’re wanting something a little more sturdy… I recommend you check out the BOKER Plus Credit Card Knife linked above… It won’t fit in your wallet like the credit card knife, but it’s a damn fine blade.
With your new gear, you’re also going to get the Ultimate Survival Skills handbook. This downloadable Ebook is an incredibly in-depth collection of checklists that will help you create a plan from scratch or find the holes in an existing plan that you may have missed. It’s small… but that’s only because it lacks fluff and filler.
This guide alone more than doubles the value of the credit card knife and is a must-read for anyone that wants to truly be prepared. Get it, read it, download it… you won’t regret having it.
Get it, read it, download it… you won’t regret having it.
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While it’s nowhere near as effective as your fixed blade knife or even that beat up trapper you keep in your pocket, the sub $5.00 price point on the credit card knife and the bonus guide make this a definite deal!
What are your thoughts on the InstaBlade? Are you off to get one of your own? Or are you going to stick with the old standby pocket knife?