In 2015 an electrician decided to test his skills and knowledge alone on Vancouver Island in Canada. Larry Roberts was a contestant on Season 2 of Alone™ on The HISTORY® Network. Larry was one of ten participants chosen to survive in the wilderness on their own. He was allowed to choose ten special items to help with shelter, water, fire, and food. Among his ten items, Larry chose to take the L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives Genesis Scandi. He used it daily on the island. Larry was the runner-up; he ended up staying on the island for 64 days.
This knife is meant to celebrate his accomplishment. Larry exhibited his proficiency in and knowledge of survival skills. He carved spoons, made traps, fashioned a spear, and countless other projects. Larry also showed his fortitude, strength, and determination. We are honored that he chose to carry the Genesis and we’re very pleased with its performance.
"I have tried many knives over the years on my quest for the ‘perfect knife’ and after using the Genesis I believed I had found it. I then took my Genesis to Vancouver Island and relied on it for 64 days. I stropped my knife on my belt for my entire journey and it stayed razor sharp. I pried shellfish off rocks, got it wet in saltwater, batonned with it, and processed game with it. I tested this knife in a very harsh environment. The blade was easy to hone, didn't rust, is comfortable to use, and the blade profile lends itself well to many different tasks. The Genesis is the best bushcraft knife I have ever used, period."
The Larry Roberts Signature Edition Genesis has the same specifications as the original. Nine inches overall with a 4.25 inch sharpened edge in 1/8 inch A2 steel. This knife was designed for bushcraft. This Genesis has the broomstick handle, thumb scallops, and sharpened spine for striking a fire steel. The Larry Roberts Signature Edition Genesis has black Micarta handles with white liners. The steel stamp on the blade is a mouse to commemorate Larry’s memorable battles with the rodents of Vancouver Island. This knife will come in a black leather sheath with a dangler and fire steel loop.
Larry is now back to his normal life after his experience. He is continuing sharing his skills on his YouTube channel and teaching classes in person. The Genesis has proven itself up to any bushcrafting task. Cutting, carving, batoning, notching, and slicing. The Genesis was by Larry’s side, and on his hip, at all times.
A knife you can
stake your life on
Knife Specifications: +
Overall Length: 9" Sharpened Edge: 4.25" Steel:1/8" A2 Grind:Polished Scandi ground to 0° then hard micro buffed edge Handle:Micarta with G10 Liners Other Features:Thumb scallops, sharpened spine, black dangler sheath
This nine inch overall Scandi ground bush knife really likes to work. We take the time to do the little things: making sure the epoxy isn't just on the scales, but around every bit of the hardware, including the threads of the brass nut, to ensure a completely sealed scale set. The Scandi grind is a polish on the whole surface to make sure there is no drag when cutting.